Strictly Come Dancing is known for the dreaded ‘Strictly Curse’ and although we are only a few weeks into the latest series, it has already happened on two separate occasions.
If you’re a little bit unsure of what the Strictly curse is; in simple terms, it’s when a celebrity in a relationship joins the show and upon getting close to their dance partner, they end up splitting with their real-life partner.
This has happened time and time again over the years, but it seems as though it is starting to become more of a regular occurrence.
Just last week, Seann Walsh and his dance partner Katya Jones shared a ‘drunken kiss’ whilst on a night out in London on Seann’s girlfriend’s birthday.
The pair were filmed sharing a passionate moment outside of The Duke of York pub in Marylebone. It was reported that they had been flirting for weeks, therefore the kiss came as no surprise to those who had seen their relationship blossom.
Before the footage circulated the net, fans who had only heard rumours claimed they would no longer be supporting the couple if there was proof they had both cheated on their partners.
Witnesses of the pub have now come forward and declared that it wasn’t the ‘drunken kiss’ they had made it out to be to the press, but the pair had in fact been kissing on a regular occurrence until they got caught out.
One of the locals at the pub told The Sun Online: “Katya and Seann came into the pub every night that week at about 9.30pm. They weren’t wearing workout gear when they came in and didn’t seem to be coming from the dance studio around the corner.
“They looked like a normal couple – really comfortable with other and they were quite tactile with each other at the bar. No one knew who they were and they really kept themselves to themselves, choosing to sit outside.”
“Katya was drinking gin and tonics and Seann was being a gent bringing the drinks out. They were in deep conversation and seemed really into each other stopping to kiss a few times. They didn’t really seem worried about anyone seeing them but they stood out because it’s a local boozer and everyone knows everyone.”
Once the news was revealed, Seann’s partner, Rebecca Humphries dumped him. Reports claim that he’d been calling her a ‘physco’ for weeks due to having her suspicions.
After the incident, Katya Jones made a public apology to The Sun, saying: “I’m so sorry about any offence or hurt I have caused with my actions. I wasn’t thinking and it was a one-off mistake after some drinks. I love my husband and we are very happy together, this is not a reflection on our relationship.”
Meanwhile, Sean went on to say: “In light of the story in today’s newspaper I would like to offer my sincere apologies for my actions. This is no excuse but it was a one-off drunken mistake which I am truly sorry for.”
The latest Strictly scandal…
According to the latest Strictly news, professional dancer, Dianne Buswell has broken up with her boyfriend Anthony Quinlan, who plays the role of Pete Barton in Emmerdale. The pair had been dating for 10 months.
A spokesperson for Dianne told The Daily Star: “Due to their busy schedules and distance they have split, but still remain really close friends.” According to the newspaper, Anthony called it quits on the relationship after having suspicions that Dianne has been getting cosy with her Strictly partner, Joe Sugg.
The Sun revealed that those involved in the show had noticed how her and Joe’s relationship had been developing with possible romantic intentions over the past few weeks.
A source said: “Everyone on set’s been discussing how close they’d become. It did not go unnoticed by Anthony. A couple of weeks ago they just decided enough was enough and ended things. It was only a few days after the Katya and Seann pictures emerged. [Dianne] is having a lot of fun with the show at the moment and is enjoying spending time with her dance partner Joe.”
Strictly, dancer, Giovanni has been forced to deny an affair
If all that wasn’t dramatic enough, professional Strictly dancer, Giovanni Pernice, has had to talk to the press to deny an affair with former Steps singer and dance partner, Faye Tozer.
Former professional dancer, Gleb Savchenko presumed most couples on this series of the BBC show had been ‘cheating’ on their real-life partners and that Giovanni and Faye ‘could have hooked up’.
In a discussion with the BBC, Savchenko said: “We’ve seen Seann and Katya making out outside a bar and if you asked me if I think people like Giovanni and his partner or any of the others are making out when no one is seeing it, I cannot answer that question. It could well be happening. They may have hooked up even before Seann and Katya.”
“A lot of stuff happens secretly that we don’t know about. It’s obvious the dancers have feelings – it’s not necessarily that they want to go and (make love to) them but a lot of people do.
“It’s normal if you’re single but if you’re not single then OK, you’ve taken that a bit too far. I know from the past that these things happen and people get married and even stay together from the curse – it happens.”
The Italian dancer was questioned on whether or not the rumours were true, in which he told The Sun: “This is total and utter nonsense! No one has any idea why Gleb is saying stuff like this. It’s utter rubbish.”
Faye has been married for nine years to husband, Michael and they have a son, Benjamin.
It’s not the first time Giovanni has been a part of the Strictly curse though. Back in 2015, he got into a relationship with Coronation Street actress, Georgia May Foote who dumped her boyfriend, Sean Ward to be with him.
He then went on to date TOWIE’s Jessica Wright, but is now single.