The Strictly Come Dancing Curse is a situation where celebrities or their dance partners break-up with their current lovers during or after the show – or they get together and then separate.
It was given the name ‘Strictly curse’ because appearing on the show has resulted in so many couples breaking up.
Gleb Savchenko who was a professional dancer in the Britain television reality series competition – Strictly Come Dancing has revealed why the Strictly Come Dancing curse exists in the show.
Speaking during his appearance with his wife Elena Samodanova at loose women last Friday, December 9, 2016, the 33-year old said he believes the show has caused so many break-ups because the celebrities taking part aren’t accustomed to such close proximity and passion.
Gleb Savchvenko said ”I have been doing it for 25 years and we are used to being so close to people, its normal, it’s part of the acting whether it’s funny cheeky or sexual.
“When you have someone whose never done it before, like a celebrity, they think What are you doing”?
The 33 year old Russian is presently participating in Dancing With The Stars which is the America version of the show, and he revealed that he will not be coming back to Strictly unless as a judge one day.
Gleb said ”Unfortunately no, I’m not coming back to Strictly. Maybe as a judge… one day.’
Speaking about their relocation to Los Angeles, the pro dancer said they are doing so for the sake of their daughter’s education.
Gleb and his wife were two of the stars who have broken the ‘Strictly curse’ jinx. They brought their relationship to the public domain in 2015 and they recently welcomed a baby girl.
A Look At The Show’s Celebrities The ‘Strictly Curse’ Has Befallen
The BBC Strictly Come Dancing curse has befallen many of the shows stars with Daisy Lowe being the first victim this year 2016, after splitting with her boyfriend Bradley ‘Frankie’ Wade.
We also have Georgia May Foote and Giovanni Pernice. Georgia was dating her former Corrie co-star Sean Ward when she took part in Strictly Come Dancing 2015.
But it was gathered that after coming runner-up in the final with Giovanni, she reportedly dumped her boyfriend.
Sadly, after a short romance, the couple announced they were no more.
Whilst the shows 2014 winner Caroline Flack also Affected by the Strictly Come Dancing curse ended her relationship with Jack Street.
Another couple in review is Rachel Riley and Pasha Kovalev. Countdown star Rachel ended her 15 months marriage to Jamie in 2013 and announced her relationship with her dance partner Pasha in 2014.
Other victims of the Strictly Curse were Ali Bastian and Brian Fortuna. The duo got in together in 2009 and were both single at the time, but later split up a year later.
There were rumors making the rounds that Ben Cohen and Kristina Rihanoff who partnered together in the eleventh series of the show were already in a romantic relationship when Ben split from his wife Abby after 11 years of marriage although the pair denied it.
The split really got to Abby Blayney and she couldn’t hide her pains when she retorted ”My husband, who I was with for 23 years, unconditionally loved and was completely loyal to in every respect, has left me for a f***ing Russian dancer”. But Kristina Rihanoff was with Joe Calzaghe before getting romantically entangled with Ben.
Also, struck by the Strictly curse was Flavia Cacace who got involved with Di Angelo in 2007, just after the show ended.
Flavia Cacace later dumped her fellow professional dance partner and boyfriend Vincent Simone for the EastEnders actor. But they had to split in 2010, and Flavia went on to date another celebrity Jimi Misty a few weeks later.
Unfortunately, we also have Kara Tointon and Artem Chigvintsev. The duo were partnered up in 2010, and they won the whole series. But unfortunately, in 2013 they announced their split.
For Natasha Kaplinsky her love story ended with her partner Natasha Kaplinsky and Brendan as far back as 2004 making them the first victims