Share this article Share He also rubbished claims of a ‘curse’ adding: I’m not saying that but you know, As actors we’re used to it. It is the bond you have with your partner. You just don’t know about them. Natasha Kaplinsky and Brendan Cole Strictly hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons during season one. Viewers were transfixed by the apparent close bond between newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky and her hunky partner Brendan Cole. Although the pair went on to win the show, their success was blighted by affair rumours. Natasha has always denied any wrongdoing, saying: Writing in her book Strictly Inspirational, year-old Camilla said their split was like a ‘mini death’. Matt Di Angelo and Flavia Cacace Of all the Strictly romances there’s been over the years, this remains one of the most interesting.
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Capital Breakfast show host Vick Hope said she felt like the luckiest girl in the world to be on show and has been paired with Strictly newcomer Graziano Di Prima. The Sicilian-born Italian Latin Champion made his Strictly debut, but it certainly isn’t the first time he’s been on the dance floor. The YouTuber, filmmaker, author and vlogger has more than 25 million followers and is the brother of fellow YouTube sensation Zoella.
In a close-fought final, bookies’ favourites Joe McFadden and Katya Jones are crowned Strictly champions Alexandra Burke dropped a single point across three dances to top the judges’ scores.
According to The Sun , the former X Factor star – who was competing against EastEnders actor Davood Ghadami in the dance-off – was left reeling following the shocking public vote, so much so show hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman attempted to console her during her meltdown. Taking to Twitter to fire back at reports on Monday, the Broken Heels singer vehemently denied any emotional outburst behind-the-scenes and insisted she was receiving treatment by the show’s physiotherapist A show insider told the publication: Davood Ghadami and Nadiya Bychkova have become the tenth couple to be eliminated from Strictly Come Dancing, missing out on a place in the next week’s semi-final Her meltdown comes after she shared the top of the leaderboard alongside Debbie McGee, 59, and Giovanni Pernice, 27, before the public vote on Saturday night.
The singing sensation had earned a whopping 39 out of 40 points for her energetic Mary Poppins-themed Charleston. It’s been a difficult time for Alexandra after she was left to defend her emotion displays on the show, as trolls branded her tearful appearance as ‘fake’. The Bad Boys singer lost her mother Melissa Bell aged 53 days before she took to the ballroom and revealed to The Sun that she was still grieving her loss.
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Spanish hunk Gorka Marquez, 27, reveals he’d love to have a girlfriend who isn’t a dancer. He joins Brendan Cole, 41, and AJ Pritchard, 23, to chat about the latest hit series of the show — and who wears the most fake tan. Do you hang out socially with your celeb partner Alexandra Burke? Last year I was a newbie, but this year I feel more confident with everything around me.
Sometimes we hit the gym together. We get on well, but I get on well with the other pros and celebs, too.
The official pictures of the stars and their dance partners have been released ahead of the first live Strictly Come Dancing show. Check out the new portraits of the celebrities and the professionals looking glamorous before they take to the dancefloor on Saturday.
Get celebs updates directly to your inbox Subscribe Thank you for subscribingWe have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Many a relationship has crumbled under lights of the Strictly Come Dancing ballroom, with hot tanned bodies, dazzling outfits and raunchy routines too much to handle for some ‘spoken for’ celebs. Real-life couples have been challenged by the dance pairings and lithe limbs of the professional dancers, but how have this series’ contestants faired against their predecessors?
And whose relationship is more akin to a hot salsa than a quickstep home after rehearsal? Graziano Di Prima and Vick Hope Rumours are rife that it’s only a matter of time before professional dancer Graziano Di Prima, 24, succumbs to the allure of dance partner and ‘goddess’ Vick Hope, Graziano and Vick have sparked suspicion among the other dancers Image: Johannes told The Sun: Will he be able to resist her?
Lee Ryan and Nadiya Bychkova Rumours about the close relationship between Lee Ryan and his beautiful dance parter have been circulating every since their ‘lustful’ waltz sent judges into fits of giggles. Could Lee Ryan be cursed? PA Judge Darcey Bussell declared their routine too ‘lustful’ for her taste when they performed the steamy routine, while Shirley Ballas said the pair certainly had ‘chemistry’.
And Neil Jones, 35, who is a backing dancer on the BBC contest, tried to put an end to viewers’ suspicions. He told the Sunday Mirror:
strictly come dancing
Last couple out and it’s a supermarket theme for no apparent reason. Into hold and a bouncy quickstep full of flicks, kicks, skippy strides and synchronisation. Covering the floor well, even if there’s some slight gapping and frame issues. Catches an apple to end. Darcey says “gosh you made it look easy, light and speedy, cheeky character, impressive detail but your right elbow drops, yes?
STRICTLY Come Dancing has been beset by more voting problems as the recording of the Christmas special saw a four-way tie on the judges’ leader board. The situation meant the bottom two couples.
Producers are introducing a 15th dance category to let contestants better showcase their dance moves under the glitterball. After the first few weeks of the new season, at least one celebrity contestant per week will perform a ‘Couples Choice’ dance. These new styles will be performed alongside the other more traditional ones like Waltz, Cha Cha Cha and Salsa.
Read More Strictly Come Dancing’s Dr Ranj Singh opens up on coming out to wife as ‘toughest moment of his life’ It is fortunate Len Goodman is no longer on the judging panel as it will lead to more crazy lifts and some spectacular performances that are less associated with traditional ballroom. The Mirror Online show source said: There will be more lifts, more style and even more variety. This will give our celebrities and professional dancers an even greater opportunity to showcase their skills and for the show to celebrate even more styles of dance.
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Click to playTap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Get celebs updates directly to your inbox Subscribe Thank you for subscribingWe have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Strictly Come Dancing has revealed which professionals the returning celebrities will be competing with for this year’s Christmas special. Past contestants – and even some victors – of the BBC One show will be getting their dancing shoes on once again this festive season.
After this year’s Glitterball trophy has been lifted, a new crop of talent will come in to take over, with the special show set to air on Christmas Day. Here’s who everyone will be dancing with
Strictly Curse: 10 couples hit by the Strictly Come Dancing ‘Curse’ as Kevin and Karen Clifton are hit with marriage trouble rumours KEVIN and Karen Clifton’s marriage has been hit by split rumours.
And the latest couple that are reported to be secretly dating are Ashley Roberts and pro dancer Giovanni Pernice. Ashley is currently single, but has previously been linked to a string of high-profile celebrities, including Declan Donnelly — who she met after appearing on I’m A Celebrity in The pair dated for three years until , and since then Dec has been with wife Ali Astall. Giovanni, meanwhile, found love with former Strictly contestant and former Coronation Street actress Georgia May Foote in , and more recently Jessica Wright.
Ashley Roberts has been linked to Strictly pro Giovanni Pernice Ashley and Giovanni are said to have gone on a series of dates after Strictly training, according to The Sun. Ashley brushed of rumours about a so-called Strictly curfew recently, after it was reported that the show’s bosses had imposed it on the professional dancers ever since Seann and Katya were caught kissing. You need it in this game. Inside Strictly Come Dancing: We really have all bonded and it’s not even just with the cast, it’s everybody behind the scenes — the glam people, the costume people, the production, there are people making the stage look great every night.
It just has such a family essence and energy to it.
Strictly Come Dancing couples sparkle in new official pictures
Click to playTap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Get daily updates directly to your inbox Subscribe Thank you for subscribingWe have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Strictly Come Dancing is back and with it comes the return of the Strictly Curse. Over the years the show has seen the breakdown of many celebrity relationships, as they grow closer to their dancing partner. This week saw the curse claim its latest victim in the form of Seann Walsh, who was caught kissing partner Katya Jones – on his girlfriend’s birthday no less.
Seann’s girlfriend Rebecca Humphries dumped him this week – in a scathing post on social media. Here’s all the celebrities that have been affected since the show started in
A spokesperson told the Mail on Sunday newspaper: “‘Strictly’ has chosen the long-standing ballroom dancing format of mixed-sex couples and at the moment we have no plans to introduce same-sex couples.”.
The Strictly Christmas special will return in Image: Past contestants of the BBC One show, some of whom were winners, will be getting their dancing shoes on once again for the festive season. Once the Glitterball trophy has been lifted, the new couples will take to the dance floor for the Christmas special is set to air on Christmas Day.
The show will see some fan favourites returning to the ballroom, reports the Mirror. It Takes Two Image: BBC The radio and television presenter took part in the main show in with Gleb Savchenko and reached the semi final.