Strictly Come Dancing’s Sophie Ellis-Bextor opens up on the “heavy value” of the ‘Strictly curse’

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Strictly Come Dancing’s Sophie Ellis-Bextor opens up on the “heavy value” of the ‘Strictly curse’



In an excerpt from her new e book Spinning Locations, which was printed within the Mail on Sunday, Sophie Ellis-Bextor has revealed that her participation in Strictly Come Dancing took a toll on her marriage, calling it the “Strictly curse”.Ellis-Bextor wrote, “Among the present was pure pleasure and exhilaration. However a few of it was critically intense and, even for a powerful marriage like we have now, it gave our foundations a superb outdated shake.”The singer defined that, when she appeared on the present in 2013, the emphasis on her and dance companion Brendan Cole’s “closeness” put a pressure on her husband Richard Jones.

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Associated: Sophie Ellis-Bextor interview: “I am a sucker for unhappy pop”Ellis-Bextor notably struggled with “the bodily closeness” that was anticipated of the ‘{couples}’ on the present, like “holding fingers or gripping on to one another for the outcomes present.””I needed to pay fairly a heavy value, and Richard, too… Richard began to battle with my involvement from the launch present onwards. It was so exhausting for him that I can bear in mind questioning in the event that they’d ever had a contestant stroll away from the present earlier than they’d even danced their first dance,” she continued.Her husband was not pleased with the period of time she spent on the present, saying that they might “argue… about how distracted” she was by Strictly. She stated, “He simply felt as if I’d slip into a brand new life that left our household behind.”

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Associated: The Masked Singer star Sophie Ellis-Bextor proclaims new projectEllis-Bextor was not the one Strictly contestant who struggled as “a few of the different contestants’ marriages and relationships have been underneath pressure,” with “three marriage break ups” occurring throughout her season.This has usually been attributed to the ‘Strictly curse’, which Ellis-Bextor touches upon in her writing, as as a result of harsh filming schedules and the “bodily closeness” required between dancers and celebrities, the present has been chargeable for many break-ups previously.Although Ellis-Bextor is glad she participated in Strictly, she was happier that she was capable of return to her husband and household, saying: “My household is every thing.”The couple married in 2005 and now have 5 youngsters collectively.Strictly Come Dancing 2021 continues subsequent Saturday (October 2) on BBC One.

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