Anton Du Beke has said he is "honoured" to have been asked to temporarily become a judge on Strictly Come Dancing.

The professional dancer is standing in for Motsi Mabuse, who is self-isolating following an "urgent" trip to Germany.

"I can't tell you how excited I am," he told the celebrity dancing competition's sister show It Takes Two. "I am so thrilled for so many reasons.

"I just love, love, love the show, as everybody knows and to be asked just to fill in for Motsi for the next couple of weeks is just an absolute honour."

He described his temporary job as the "biggest compliment".

Mabuse's news comes after boxer Nicola Adams and pro-dancer Katya Jones were forced to leave the competition after Jones tested positive for coronavirus.

Earlier, Rylan Clark-Neal, co-host of Strictly spin-off It Takes Two, announced he was self-isolating after coming into contact with someone outside of work who tested positive.

Mabuse, who was born in South Africa but resides in Germany, wrote on Twitter: "Earlier this week I needed to travel to Germany for an urgent reason.

"I will of course be following the UK Government guidelines and self-isolating for 14 days.

"I'll be watching from home and by the power of technology, should be in your living rooms. Watch out though, I'll be doing my own hair and make-up."

According to current guidelines, travellers arriving in the UK from Germany must self-isolate for 14 days.