What’s the Strictly curse and which celebs have fallen to it?

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What’s the Strictly curse and which celebs have fallen to it?



The phenomenon brings drama to the ballroom each year- and 2021 isn’t any exception.

Rumours are flying excessive about Tiktoker Tilly Ramsay and her companion Nikita Kuzmin.

And there is hypothesis about whether or not the curse is following Strictly’s first all-male couple after John Whaite’s fiancé selected to not observe professional dancer Johannes Radebe.

Tilly Tilly Ramsay and Nikita Kuzmin through the costume run of Strictly. Credit score: PA

What’s the Strictly curse?
You will not see any witches, cauldrons or spells with this curse.

The so-called curse comes from intense coaching schedules and plenty of one-to-one time between academics and college students. 

Relationships exterior the Strictly highlight can undergo and all these racy dance strikes do not assist.

Because the sequence begain in 2004, dozens of {couples}, professionals and even earlier winners have turn into victims to the curse.

Is the Strictly Curse actual?
The reality is, it depends upon who you ask.

When It Takes Two host and former skilled dancer Janette Manrara spoke to The Sunday Mirror’s Pocket book journal, she stated: “The curse has by no means been a difficulty for us. If something, Strictly was a blessing, because it’s the explanation we had been capable of keep collectively.

“A few years in, we bought engaged; a few years later, we bought married.”

Manrara is married to Strictly professional Aljaž Skorjanec who’s competing with Dragon Sara Davies this sequence. 

Presenter Claudia Winkleman has additionally repeately shot down its existence as nothing greater than an “intoxicating expertise”.

Which celebrities have fallen sufferer to the Strictly curse?
former Strictly Come Dancing winners Kevin Clifton and Stacey Dooley. Credit score: PA

2019

Neil and Katya Jones

The Strictly professionals had been collectively for eleven years earlier than they introduced their cut up in 2019.

Earlier than the 2019 sequence aired, the couple launched an announcement asserting their separation.

This got here after Katya was noticed making out along with her superstar companion, comic Sean Walsh through the 2018 sequence.

2018

Dianne Buswell and Joe Sugg

Youtuber Joe Sugg was partnered with Dianne Buswell through the 2018 sequence of Strictly. 

The Strictly skilled had been courting Emmerdale actor Anthony Quinlan all through the sequence however broke up because of conflicting schedules.

But the day after the Strictly finale aired, Dianne and Joe introduced that they had been courting.

Since then, the couple have grown from power to power and even moved in collectively in February 2021.

Seann Walsh and Katya Jones

The kiss between Seann Walsh and Katya Jones is certainly one of Strictly’s most talked about scandals.

The comic was caught kissing his dance companion Katya regardless of them each being in separate relationships.

Seann was courting actress Rebecca Humphries on the time whereas Katya Jones had been married for six years to fellow Strictly professional Neil Jones.

Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton

TV presenter Stacey Dooley was partnered with Strictly skilled Kevin Clifton through the 2018 sequence. 

The journalist was in a long-term relationship when she entered the sequence however the pair broke up by the finale.

Stacey and Kevin started courting after the present concluded and so they now dwell collectively in Brighton.

Kevin Clifton and Karen Hauer

In March 2018, the married Strictly professionals introduced their cut up after months of rumours.

The wedding had reportedly broke down as Kevin Clifton bought nearer to Strictly contestant Louise Redknapp.

2017

Louise and Jamie Redknapp

Louise Redknapp was a contestant on the 2016 sequence of Strictly. 

In 2017, she introduced that her 18-year marriage to English footballer Jamie Redknapp was over and that the couple can be divorcing.

It got here after rumours that the pressure of the sequence had been the trigger.

2015

Giovanni Pernice and Georgia Might Foote

Georgia Might Foote was courting Corrie co-star Callum Logan when she met Italian dancer Giovanni Pernice.

The couple had been partnered collectively through the 2015 sequence, along with her relationship to Callum ending by the December. 

Giovanni and Georgia dated for a number of months earlier than calling it quits by August 2016.

2013

Kristina Rihanoff and Ben Cohen

Former Rugby participant Ben Cohen was companion with Kristina Rihanoff through the 2013 sequence of Strictly. 

After ending the present, Ben introduced that his eleven-year marriage was over to Abby Blayney.

Kristina and Ben later introduced that they had been in a relationship and so they welcomed a duaghter in 2016.

Rachel Riley and Pasha Kovalev

In November 2013, Rachel Riley confirmed that her and her husband had been getting a divorce regardless of being collectively since she was 19. 

Whereas Rachel denies that the Strictly curse had something to do with it, she did say that Strictly gave her the space she wanted. 

After Strictly ended, Rachel and Pasha began courting with the 2 eloping to Las Vegas in June 2019.

The couple welcomed their second youngster earlier this yr.

2010

Jimi Mistry and Flavia Cacace

Skilled dancer Flavia was partnered with Jimi Mistry through the 2010 sequence. 

The couple bought collectively through the sequence and are nonetheless fortunately married after tying the knot in 2013.

Kara Tointon and Artem Chigvintsev

Kara Tointon and Artem Chigvintsev had been the winners of Strictly in 2010.

The 2 reportedly began courting after the sequence ended and had been collectively for 3 years.

Dianne Buswell along with her superstar dance companion, Joe Sugg on Strictly Come Dancing 2018. Credit score: PA

2009

Ali Bastian and Brian Fortuna

In 2019, Hollyoaks actress Ali Bastian began courting her dance companion, Brian Fortuna.

The 2 broke up round a yr later.

Kristina Rihanoff and Joe Calzaghe

With solely per week in, Joe Calzaghe ended his 5-year relationship with Jo-Emma Larvin.

The boxer began courting his companion Kristina however the relationship ended round 4 years later.

2007

Matt Di Angelo and Flavia Cacace

Flavia Cacace broke up with long run boyfriend and fellow Strictly professional, Vincent Simone, when she was partenered with Eastenders actor Matt Di Angelo.

Flavia and Matt cut up in 2013 earlier than she went on to marry her sequence companion Jimi Mistry.

2004

Natasha Kaplinsky and Brendan Cole

Generally known as the primary case of the Strictly curse, Natasha and Brendan had been partnered collectively through the first season of Strictly. 

Brendan was married to fellow dancer Camilla Dallerup till he cut up up along with her in 2004. 

Neither of the pair have ever confirmed that they had been collectively and the 2 at the moment are married to different folks.

You may keep updated with all of the Strictly celebrities {and professional} dancers on social media.

And you may get to know all of this yr’s contestants in our profiles.

Strictly Come Dancing continues on BBC One at 7pm on Saturday October 2.



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