Rufus Hound is thought to have broken government guidelines over isolating (Picture: ITV)
The comedian is thought to have taken a walk around Hampton Court Park, with his two daughters, Alby and Hilda, on Tuesday, while awaiting his Covid results.
Government guidelines state that those who have been tested must stay home until they get their results, meaning the 41-year-old broke the rules.
It was later revealed that he had received a positive result the next day – with ITV bosses confirming his exit from Dancing On Ice.
Pictures obtained by the Sun showed Rufus walking through the west London park in a black hoodie and tracksuit bottoms.
He had a pair of sunglasses tucked into his jumper, and donned a face mask adorned with the message, ‘hope’.
Rufus departed Dancing On Ice after testing positive for coronavirus (Picture: Rex)
An insider told the publication: ‘It was clear Rufus did not want to be seen. He had his hood up and sunnies on.
‘He was tested on Tuesday and the rules state you must isolate until you know your results. It didn’t matter either way, as he tested positive, which prompted his exit from the show.
‘To openly break the rules is just shameless.’
Rufus has been active on social media, but has yet to address the rule break claims.
It was recently announced that the comic would be leaving Dancing On Ice, after previously having to take time off from the show to self-isolate.
A statement on the official DOI Twitter account read: ‘We can confirm that following a positive test result, @RufusHound is unable to return to Dancing On Ice this weekend.
‘Although Rufus and his partner @IceJohnstone’s time on the ice has been all too brief, they can be truly proud of their achievements.
‘We thank them for all their hard work and commitment to the show. When the full cast reunite for the series final our hope is @RufusHound will be able to be back in the studio with everyone.’
Rufus added in his own tweet: ‘I will no longer be participating in @dancingonice Covid is – as I’m sure we’re all well aware – a bastard and sadly the world isn’t short of those.’
He has been replaced on the ice by Matt Richardson and his pro-skater partner Vicky Ogden, who will be making their debut this weekend.
Metro.co.uk contacted reps for Rufus for a comment.