Series 1: Natasha Kaplinsky and Brendan Cole
Do they / don't have? Natasha Kaplinsky and her handsome partner Brendan Cole sparked affair rumors
Strictly hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons in season one. Viewers were impressed by the apparent close bond between news anchor Natasha Kaplinsky and her great partner Brendan Cole.
Although the couple won the show, their success was marred by affair rumors.
BBC presenter Natasha soon broke up with longtime partner Mike Barnard while Brendan dropped his fiancee and dancer, Camilla Dallerup.
In her book Strictly Inspirational, Camilla wrote that their breakup was like a "mini death".
"You're going through the arc of sadness, anger, and bitterness," she said. "My best friend and professional dance with Brendan were both gone."
However, Natasha has always denied any wrongdoing, saying, "There was chemistry, of course, and I certainly fell in love with dancing, but I didn't fall in love with Brendan."
Series 5: Matt Di Angelo and Flavia Cacace
Of all the Strictly romances that have existed over the years, this remains one of the most interesting.
Clandestine: It wasn't long before there was gossip about how much Flavia and Matt, then 19, had secretly fallen in love
Flavia Cacace had a long-term relationship with her dance partner Vincent Simone when she worked with Matt Di Angelo in 2007. He was eight years younger than her.
It wasn't long before people started talking about how much Flavia and Matt, then 19, had secretly fallen in love. Shortly after the show ended, she called her romance with Vincent and went public with Matt.
Looking back on their partnership, Matt told the Daily Mail, “It was a pretty crazy time. There was news on the front page.
"The funny thing was, the story didn't start out as true, but the more you read it, the more you believe it and actually act on it."
Their romance ended in 2010, and a few weeks later, Flavia admitted that she was dating her newest dance partner, actor Jimi Mistry, whom she later married.
Series 7: Joe Calzaghe and Kristina Rihanoff
Not to be: Kristina is said to have wanted children too, while Joe already has two sons from a previous relationship
Over: Unfortunately, Kara Tointon and Artem Chigvintsev didn't manage to overcome the distance
Scandal: Kristina Rihanoff was recently forced to defend her romance with Strictly partner Ben Cohen
Former boxer Joe Calzaghe split up with five-year-old girlfriend Jo-Emma Larvin just a week after the show started in 2009.
The athlete soon began a relationship with Russian dancer Kristina Rihanoff.
The couple enjoyed a four-year romance but split after Joe reportedly asked Kristina not to accept a dance role in a stage production.
Talk to hello! Kristina said, "He was fed up with waiting for me and said if I had really loved him, I would not have taken the job in the West End."
Kristina is said to have wanted children too, while Joe already has two sons from a previous relationship.
Series 8: Kara Tointon and Artem Chigvintsev
Unfortunately for Kara Tointon and Artem Chigvintsev, their relationship failed to go the distance.
After winning the show in 2010, the couple joined in, love quickly blossomed and they moved to a London home together.
However, it is believed that the Russian Artem had to spend months outside of Kara due to his visa problems, and they eventually decided to call it a day.
Actress Kara welcomed young son Frey with her fiancé Marius Jensen in 2018, while Artem has been romancing retired WWE wrestler Nikki Bella since moving to the US to compete in Dancing With the Stars in 2014.
Series 11: Ben Cohen and Kristina Rihanoff
Kristina Rihanoff was recently forced to defend her romance with Strictly partner Ben Cohen, insisting that their relationship only began after his 11-year marriage to Ms. Abby ended.
"He left his wife a year ago," she told the Daily Mirror. "We recently started dating, but we can see each other as two individuals."
Kristina – who was also with Vincent Simone and ex-partner Joe Calzaghe – said there had been other couples but she was the only one who was being "attacked".
She said, "Ben said it many times, and I'll say it again – I was not involved in the dissolution of his marriage."
Meanwhile, Abby described the breakup and the resulting divorce as "the most traumatic thing that has ever happened to me".
37-year-old Ben met Abby in 1995 at the age of 17. The couple married in 2003 before welcoming their daughters in 2008.
Series 11: Rachel Riley and Pasha Kovalev
"It does not exist!" Rachel Riley pushed aside the fact that The Curse exists after leaving her husband and teaming up with Pro Pasha Kovalev
In the same series, Countdown's math relationship, Rachel Riley's relationship with her pro partner Pasha Kovalev, ultimately ended her marriage to her husband of just one year.
She married Jamie Gilbert in 2012 and attended the dance show's 2013 season. They broke up in late 2013 and she was with Pasha – which, in her opinion, began after the show ended.
“You form a close relationship with your partner on Strictly, but there was nothing romantic when Pasha and I danced. It was just dancing, ”she told the Mail the following January, insisting there was no curse.
"(Strictly speaking) serves as a magnifying glass that shows existing lines of error," she said of the situation. She is still with Pasha today.
Series 11: Susanna Reid
Epiphany: Shortly after the show ended, the TV presenter split from her long-time partner Dominic Cotton
Divorce: Actress Sunetra Sarker also announced their separation from the marriage after starring in Strictly
Susanna Reid was another Series 11 victim. She was billed as the Favorite TV Host for Breakfast and in a 15-year relationship when she reached the Strictly Come Dancing finale that year.
But shortly after the show ended, the TV presenter broke up with her long-time partner Dominic Cotton.
However, mother of three, Susanna, who dated pro Kevin Clifton, said the program wasn't responsible for their love issues.
Good Morning UK host Susanna told the Daily Mirror: “I think people think Strictly was implicated in what happened. It was not like that. Obviously, things have been challenging in my personal life, but we are making things right. & # 39;
Series 12: Sunetra Sarker
Actress Sunetra Sarker also announced their breakup after starring in Strictly.
She split from husband Nick Corfield after ten years of marriage just before the program hit screens.
The couple first met while on vacation in Jersey in 1989 and they have a 13-year-old son together.
However, she said the romance ended long before their reality show stint: "The truth is, me and my husband were amicably separated three years ago and it obviously had nothing to do with Strictly."
The accident actress that Dr. Zoe Hanna, who plays in the BBC's medical drama, is now believed to be dating business partner Scott Carey. Together, the two founded the food company Keep Me Fresh.
Series 12: Caroline Flack
Caroline Flack broke up with her year and a half boyfriend, Jack Street, after making her way to the Strictly Come Dancing semi-finals.
The prize for success: Caroline Flack broke up with her one and a half year old boyfriend Jack Street after making her way to the Strictly Come Dancing semifinals
According to The Sun, she was "distraught" behind the scenes of the BBC show, but managed to put on a brave face to inspire with her tango and top the list.
A source close to her told the newspaper, "It came to a natural end and was mutual."
Some participants ended their relationship to have a romance with their dance partner on the show, but the source noted that in Caroline's case, it wasn't.
"Nobody else is involved," they said.
Caroline had seen music manager Jack for about 18 months, and she previously said he would be fine working on the talent show despite her reputation.
"Jack understood the whole thing about the curse well," she said, quoted in The Mirror. "He never worried a single time".
Series 13: Helen George
Again and again: Actress Helen George announced her separation from three-year-old husband Oliver Boot after she was exposed as a candidate on the series
It wasn't long before the dreaded Strictly curse reappeared.
Actress Helen George announced her split from three-year-old husband Oliver Boot after she was exposed as a candidate on the series.
"I can confirm that Helen broke up with her husband some time ago," said a spokesman for the star. She has not been associated with any other Strictly candidate or professional dancer.
Helen is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music and known as Nurse Beatrix & # 39; Trixie & # 39; Franklin in the hit BBC drama Call The Midwife.
George also appeared as a backing vocalist for Sir Elton John and starred in a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Zippel called The Woman In White.
She met her former partner on the set of the BBC drama Hotel Babylon, and the couple got married in December 2012.
Breakup: Shortly after finishing second in the final, she and Sean announced their split
Series 13: Georgia May Foote
The actress was in a relationship with Coronation Street co-star Sean Ward when she appeared on the show's 2015 series.
But cracks began to show when it was reported that Sean was enraged with jealousy about her decision to attend and allegedly even escorted her to rehearsals at the start of her Strictly journey.
Shortly after finishing second in the final, she and Sean announced their split – Georgia kissed dance partner Giovanni Pernice shortly afterwards during a romantic trip to Disneyland.
However, just before rehearsals for the 2016 series begin, Georgia and Giovanni have time for their romance after a year.
Giovanni has since moved on with 2018 candidate and former Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts, while Georgia is dating rapper Kris Evans.
Series 14: Louise and Jamie Redknapp
Divorced: Louise Redknapp appeared on the series in 2016, after which she and Jamie allegedly faced marital problems
Footballer Jamie Redknapp is said to have recently been offered a spot on Strictly's line-up, but he understandably refused after the series was blamed for the downfall of his marriage to wife Louise.
Louise appeared on the series in 2016, after which she and Jamie allegedly faced marital problems. They were divorced by the end of 2017.
It has been widely speculated that Louise realized during the show that she wanted to get back to work after sacrificing her career for her marriage – with co-star Daisy Lowe, who is believed to have helped her rediscover her youth.
A television source said, "It used to be a show that no celebrity ever turned down, strictly speaking. But the curse changed all that. There is now a real concern that appearing on the show can negatively impact relationships. Jamie has only negative feelings about Strictly now. There was no way he would appear. "
Louise has also been rumored to have started a romantic relationship with her pro partner Kevin Clifton, but this has never been confirmed.
Series 14: Kevin and Karen Clifton
Split: The Cliftons – a married couple of pro dancers – romantically split in 2018
Despite the rumors surrounding the three-time-married Kevin while working with Louise, nothing seemed to be happening between the two. At that time he was of course also married – to his colleague Karen Clifton.
However, the two have since split up.
Kevin suggested she be on stage during a performance of Burn the Floor on her birthday, and they married in July 2015. However, in March 2018, they confirmed that they were no longer romantically involved.
Since then, they have continued to work together as a pro-dance partnership, insisting that there is no bad blood.
Series 16: Stacey Dooley, Sam Tucknott and Kevin Clifton
We're done: Stacey's five-year-old friend Sam Tucknott, 30, revealed that Stacey left him in an interview with The Mail on Sunday
Stacey's five-year-old friend Sam Tucknott, 30, revealed that Stacey left him in an interview with The Mail on Sunday in April. He called her dance partner and three times married 36-year-old Kevin Clifton, a slippery snake
Sam confronted Kevin in an angry video chat in which he branded him a "real rat". He told MoS in an exclusive interview that he felt betrayed by the new couple's romance.
It was alleged that Stacey and Kevin’s relationship was an "open secret" on the Strictly tour. The news dwarfed the show's latest series and resurrected what is known as the "Strictly Curse" that saw 14 couples split up.
The 32-year-old TV presenter broke her silence on Twitter shortly afterwards and insisted that "every story has two sides".
All over: In August 2019, just before Series 17, Neil and Katya announced their separation after eleven years of marriage
Series 16/17: Katya and Neil Jones
In 2018, The Curse struck early in the season, and the drama escalated just three weeks into the live shows.
In a new twist, a love square was created when Katya Jones, married to show pro Neil, was caught on the street outside a pub in London via her celebrity partner, comedian Seann Walsh. This was the birthday of Sean's girlfriend – actress and writer Rebecca Humphries – no less.
Dumped: Neil and Katya's split comes 10 months after they kissed Seann (pictured with ex-girlfriend Rebecca Humphries)
The couple brushed it off as a "one-time mistake" despite brazen kissing and laughing in public. Since then, Rebecca has "dumped" Seann via a Twitter statement.
Seann and Katya didn't retire from the show as they had a giant elephant in the room while they were still on the show, and Neil on the set too.
In August 2019, just before series 17, Neil and Katya announced their split after eleven years of marriage. The breakup comes just 10 months after she kissed Seann.
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