Vanessa Feltz remembers heartbreaking second she clung onto her ex husband’s automotive as he left her

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Sequence 1: Natasha Kaplinsky and Brendan Cole

Strictly hit the headlines for all of the fallacious causes throughout season one. Viewers had been transfixed by the obvious shut bond between newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky and her hunky associate Brendan Cole. 

Did they/did not they? Natasha and her hunky associate Cole sparked affair rumours

Though the pair went on to win the present, their success was blighted by affair rumours. 

BBC presenter Natasha quickly cut up from long-term associate Mike Barnard whereas Brendan dumped his fiancée and fellow dancer Camilla Dallerup.

Writing in her ebook Strictly Inspirational, Camilla mentioned their cut up was like a ‘mini loss of life’.

‘You undergo the arc of grief, anger, bitterness,’ she mentioned. ‘My greatest pal and dancing professionally with Brendan had each gone.’ 

Nonetheless, Natasha has all the time denied any wrongdoing, saying: ‘There was chemistry, in fact, and I definitely fell in love with dancing, however I didn’t fall in love with Brendan.’

Sequence 5: Matt Di Angelo and Flavia Cacace

Of all of the Strictly romances there’s been through the years, this stays one of the vital attention-grabbing. 

Clandestine: Before long gossip was raging about how Flavia and Matt, then 19, were secretly in love

Clandestine: Earlier than lengthy gossip was raging about how Flavia and Matt, then 19, had been secretly in love

Flavia Cacace was in a long-term relationship along with her dance associate Vincent Simone when she was partnered with Matt Di Angelo in 2007. He was eight years her junior.

Earlier than lengthy gossip was raging about how Flavia and Matt, then 19, had been secretly in love. Shortly after the present completed she referred to as time on her romance with Vincent and went public with Matt.

Wanting again at their partnership, Matt advised Each day Mail: ‘It was a reasonably loopy time. It was entrance web page information.

‘The humorous factor was the story didn’t begin off as true, however the extra you learn it, the extra you began to imagine it and really act on it.’ 

Their romance resulted in 2010, and some weeks later Flavia admitted she was relationship her newest dance associate, actor Jimi Mistry, who she went on to marry.

Sequence 7: Joe Calzaghe and Kristina Rihanoff

Not to be: Kristina is said to have also wanted children while Joe already has two sons from a previous relationship

To not be: Kristina is alleged to have additionally wished kids whereas Joe already has two sons from a earlier relationship

Over: Unfortunately for Kara and Artem their relationship didn't go the distance

Over: Sadly for Kara and Artem their relationship did not go the gap

Scandal: Kristina was recently forced to defend her romance with Ben

Scandal: Kristina was just lately pressured to defend her romance with Ben

Former boxer Joe Calzaghe cut up along with his girlfriend of 5 years Jo-Emma Larvin only a week into the present in 2009. 

The sportsman started a relationship with Russian dancer Kristina Rihanoff quickly afterwards.

The pair loved a four-year romance however parted methods after Joe reportedly requested Kristina to not settle for a job dancing in a stage manufacturing.

Talking to Hiya! Kristina mentioned: ‘He was sick and bored with ready round for me, and mentioned that if I really liked him, I wouldn’t have taken the job within the West Finish.’

Kristina is alleged to have additionally wished kids whereas Joe already has two sons from a earlier relationship. 

Sequence 8: Kara Tointon and Artem Chigvintsev 

Sadly for Kara Tointon and Artem Chigvintsev their relationship did not handle to go the gap.

After successful the present in 2010 the pair attached, love shortly blossomed they usually moved right into a London residence collectively.

Nonetheless, it’s believed Russian Artem’s visa points noticed him having to spend time other than Kara for months on finish they usually ultimately determined to name it a day.

Actress Kara welcomed her child son, Frey with fiancé Marius Jensen in 2018, whereas Artem has struck up a romance with retired WWE wrestler, Nikki Bella since shifting to the US to compete on Dancing With the Stars in 2014.

Sequence 11: Ben Cohen and Kristina Rihanoff

Kristina Rihanoff was just lately pressured to defend her romance with Strictly associate Ben Cohen insisting that their relationship solely started as soon as his 11 yr marriage to spouse Abby had come to an finish. 

‘He left his spouse a yr in the past,’ she advised Each day Mirror. ‘Just lately we began relationship however we’re allowed to see one another as two single individuals.’ 

Kristina – who has additionally dated Vincent Simone and ex associate Joe Calzaghe – mentioned there have been different {couples}, but she is the one one to be ‘attacked’.  

She mentioned: ‘Ben’s mentioned it many occasions and I am going to say it once more – I wasn’t concerned within the breaking apart of his marriage.’

In the meantime Abby described the cut up and resultant divorce as ‘probably the most traumatic factor to ever occur to me’. 

Ben, 37, met Abby in 1995 on the age of 17, and the couple married in 2003 earlier than welcoming their daughters in 2008.

Sequence 11: Rachel Riley and Pasha Kovalev 

'It doesn't exist!' Rachel brushed aside the fact that The Curse exists, after she left her husband and got together with Pasha

‘It would not exist!’ Rachel brushed apart the truth that The Curse exists, after she left her husband and bought along with Pasha

On the identical collection, Countdown’s math whiz Rachel Riley’s relationship along with her professional associate Pasha Kovalev in the end ended her marriage to her husband of only one yr.

She wed Jamie Gilbert in 2012, collaborating on 2013’s season of the dancing present. By the top of 2013, that they had cut up and he or she was with Pasha – which she claims started after the present got here to an finish.

‘On Strictly, you kind a detailed bond along with your associate, however there was nothing romantic when Pasha and I had been dancing. It was simply dancing,’ she advised the Mail the next January, insisting there isn’t any such factor as The Curse.

‘[Strictly] serves as a magnifying glass that reveals up pre-existing fault strains,’ she mentioned, explaining the scenario. She continues to be with Pasha immediately.

Sequence 11: Susanna Reid 

Epiphany: Shortly after the show ended, Susanna split from her long-term partner Dominic Cotton

Epiphany: Shortly after the present ended, Susanna cut up from her long-term associate Dominic Cotton

Divorcee: Actress Sunetra also announced her marriage split after starring on Strictly

Divorcee: Actress Sunetra additionally introduced her marriage cut up after starring on Strictly

Susanna Reid was one other sufferer of collection 11. She was billed as the most well-liked breakfast TV host and in a 15-year ­relationship when she reached the Strictly Come Dancing remaining that yr.

Nonetheless shortly after the present ended, the TV host cut up from her long-term associate Dominic Cotton.

Nonetheless, mother-of-three Susanna, who was paired with skilled Kevin Clifton, mentioned the programme was to not blame for her love issues. 

Good Morning Britain presenter Susanna advised Each day Mirror: ‘I feel individuals assume Strictly was sure up in what occurred. It wasn’t. Clearly issues have been difficult in my private life however we’re getting issues sorted.’

Sequence 12: Sunetra Sarker 

Actress Sunetra Sarker additionally introduced her marriage cut up after starring on Strictly.

She parted methods along with her husband Nick Corfield after ten years of marriage simply earlier than the programme hit the screens.

The couple first met in 1989 whereas on vacation in Jersey and have a 13-year-old son collectively. 

Nonetheless, she mentioned the romance had ended lengthy earlier than her actuality present stint: ‘The reality is three years in the past me and my husband amicably cut up up and it clearly had nothing to do with Strictly.’

The Casualty actress, who performs Dr Zoe Hanna within the BBC medical drama, is now mentioned to be relationship enterprise associate Scott Carey. Collectively, the pair arrange the meals agency Maintain Me Recent. 

Sequence 12: Caroline Flack  

Caroline Flack broke up along with her boyfriend of a yr and a half, Jack Avenue, after making her approach into the Strictly Come Dancing semi-final.

The price of success: Caroline Flack broke up with her boyfriend of a year and a half, Jack Street, after making her way into the Strictly Come Dancing semi-final

The worth of success: Caroline Flack broke up along with her boyfriend of a yr and a half, Jack Avenue, after making her approach into the Strictly Come Dancing semi-final

In response to The Solar, she was ‘distraught’ backstage on the BBC present, however managed to placed on a courageous face to wow along with her Tango and prime the chief board.

A supply near her advised the newspaper: ‘It got here to a pure finish and was mutual.’ 

Some contestants have ended relationships to interact in a romance with their dance associate on the present, however the supply famous that in Caroline’s case, this wasn’t the rationale.

‘Nobody else is concerned,’ they said.

Caroline had been seeing music supervisor Jack for round 18 months and he or she beforehand mentioned that he was wonderful along with her engaged on the expertise present regardless of its repute.

‘Jack’s been fully wonderful about the entire curse factor,’ she mentioned, quoted in The Mirror. ‘He hasn’t as soon as been fearful’.

Sequence 13: Helen George  

Over and out: Helen announced her split from husband of three years Oliver Boot, after she was revealed as a contestant (pictured with pro Aljaz Skorjanec)

Over and out: Helen introduced her cut up from husband of three years Oliver Boot, after she was revealed as a contestant (pictured with professional Aljaz Skorjanec) 

It didn’t take lengthy earlier than the dreaded curse of Strictly struck once more.

Actress Helen George introduced her cut up from husband of three years, fellow actor Oliver Boot, after she was revealed as a contestant on the present.

‘I can affirm that Helen separated from her husband a while in the past,’ a spokesperson for the star mentioned. She has not been linked to any fellow Strictly contestants or skilled dancers.

A Royal Academy Of Music graduate, Helen is greatest recognized for starring as Nurse Beatrix ‘Trixie’ Franklin within the hit BBC interval drama Name The Midwife.

George has additionally carried out as a back-up singer for Sir Elton John and starred in a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Zippel referred to as The Girl In White.

She met her former associate on set of BBC drama Resort Babylon, and the couple married in December 2012.

Sequence 13: Georgia Might Foote 

The actress was in a relationship along with her Coronation Avenue co-star Sean Ward when she took half within the 2015 collection of the present.

Break-up: Shortly after Georgina finished runner-up in the final, she announced her split from Sean

Break-up: Shortly after Georgina completed runner-up within the remaining, she introduced her cut up from Sean

However cracks started to point out because it was reported that Sean was enraged with jealousy over her resolution to participate, and even allegedly accompanied her to rehearsals firstly of her Strictly journey.

Shortly after she completed runner-up within the remaining, she and Sean introduced their cut up – with Georgia seen kissing her dance associate Giovanni Pernice throughout a romantic journey to Disneyland quickly after.  

Nonetheless, shortly earlier than rehearsals for the 2016 collection started, Georgia and Giovanni referred to as time on their romance after only a yr. 

Giovanni has since moved on with 2018 contestant and former Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts, whereas Georgia is relationship rapper Kris Evans.

Sequence 14: Louise and Jamie Redknapp

Divorced: Louise Redknapp appeared on the series in 2016, after which she and Jamie were said to be facing marital issues

Divorced: Louise Redknapp appeared on the collection in 2016, after which she and Jamie had been mentioned to be going through marital points

Footballer Jamie Redknapp is alleged to have been supplied a spot on the Strictly line-up just lately, however understandably has refused after the collection was blamed for the demise of his marriage to spouse Louise.

Louise appeared on the collection in 2016, after which she and Jamie had been mentioned to be going through marital points. By the top of 2017, they had been divorced.

It was highly-speculated that Louise realised, in the course of the present, that she wished to get again to work having sacrificed her profession for her marriage – with co-star Daisy Lowe mentioned to have helped her ‘rediscover her youth’.

A TV supply mentioned: ‘Strictly was once present that no movie star ever turned down. However the Curse has modified all that. There may be now a real concern that showing on the present can negatively impression relationships. Jamie solely has detrimental emotions about Strictly now. There’s completely no approach he would seem.’

Louise was additionally rumoured to have struck up a romantic bond along with her professional associate Kevin Clifton, however this has by no means been confirmed. 

Sequence 14: Kevin and Karen Clifton

Split: The Cliftons - a married pair of pro dancers - split romantically in 2018

Cut up: The Cliftons – a married pair of professional dancers – cut up romantically in 2018

Regardless of the rumours surrounding thrice-married Kevin whereas he partnered with Louise, nothing appeared to transpire between the 2. He was, in fact, married on the time too – to fellow professional Karen Clifton.

Nonetheless, since then, the pair have cut up up.

Kevin proposed to her, on her birthday, on stage throughout a efficiency of Burn the Flooring they usually wed in July 2015. However in March 2018, they confirmed that they had been now not collectively romantically.

They’ve since continued to work collectively as a professional dance partnership, nonetheless, insisting there is no such thing as a unhealthy blood.

Sequence 16: Stacey Dooley, Sam Tucknott and Kevin Clifton

We're done: Stacey's boyfriend of five years Sam Tucknott, 30, revealed Stacey had left him in an interview with the Mail On Sunday

We’re performed: Stacey’s boyfriend of 5 years Sam Tucknott, 30, revealed Stacey had left him in an interview with the Mail On Sunday

Stacey’s boyfriend of 5 years Sam Tucknott, 30, revealed Stacey had left him in an interview with the Mail On Sunday in April. He referred to as her dance associate, three-times married Kevin Clifton, 36, a slippery snake

Sam confronted Kevin in livid video chat the place he branded him a ‘correct rat’. He advised MoS in an unique interview he feels betrayed by the brand new couple’s romance. 

It has been alleged that Stacey and Kevin’s relationship was an ‘open secret’ on the Strictly tour Information has forged shadow over newest collection of present, resurrecting the so-called ‘Strictly curse’ that has seen 14 {couples} cut up.

The TV presenter, 32, broke her silence on Twitter quickly after, insisting there ‘are two sides to each story’ 

All over: In August 2019, just ahead of series 17, Neil and Katya announced their split after 11 years of marriage

Throughout: In August 2019, simply forward of collection 17, Neil and Katya introduced their cut up after 11 years of marriage 

Sequence 16/17:  Katya and Neil Jones 

2018 noticed The Curse strike early on within the season, with drama escalating simply three weeks into the reside reveals.

In a brand new twist, a love sq. shaped when Katya Jones, who’s married to fellow present skilled Neil, was snapped throughout her celeb associate, comic Seann Walsh, on the road exterior a pub in London. This took half on Sean’s girlfriend’s – actress and author Rebecca Humphries – birthday, no much less.

Dumped: Neil and Katya's break-up comes 10 months after her kiss with Seann (pictured with ex-girlfriend Rebecca Humphries)

Dumped: Neil and Katya’s break-up comes 10 months after her kiss with Seann (pictured with ex-girlfriend Rebecca Humphries)

The pair brushed it off as a ‘one-off mistake’, regardless of them kissing and laughing openly in public. Since then, Rebecca ‘dumped’ Seann through a Twitter assertion.

Seann and Katya didn’t pull out of the present, with their dalliance a huge elephant within the room as they nonetheless carried out on the collection, with Neil on set too.

Nonetheless, In August 2019, simply forward of collection 17, Neil and Katya introduced their cut up after 11 years of marriage. The break-up coming simply 10 months after her kiss with Seann.  

Sequence 18: Nadiya Bychkova,  Matija Škarabot and Kai Widdrington

In January 2022, Nadiya revealed she had cut up from her fiancé Matija Škarabot, with whom she shares her five-old daughter. 

New couple: Fellow professional dancers Nadiya and Kai struck up a romance after she split from her fiancé Matija

New couple: Fellow skilled dancers Nadiya and Kai struck up a romance after she cut up from her fiancé Matija

The information broke shortly after she had partnered with married BBC Breakfast host Dan Walker and there have been rumours of a romance, which they had been fast to dispel.

The skilled dancer later revealed that she had in actual fact secretly cut up from her fiancé earlier than collection 18 had even started and through that point she struck up a dancer with fellow professional Kai – who had been romantically linked to his associate that collection – AJ Odudu. 

Whereas Nadiya didn’t disclose precisely when she and Kai began relationship she mentioned in her first interview about their romance that she discovered him to be ‘He’s type and compassionate and makes me giggle. I really feel very relaxed with him.’ 

Sequence 18: Max George, Stacey Giggs and Maisie Smith

Dancing through life: Max and Maisie struck up a romance after appearing on series 18 of the hit show together

Dancing via life: Max and Maisie struck up a romance after showing on collection 18 of the hit present collectively 

When Max appeared on collection 18 of Strictly he was fortunately loved-up with Stacey, whom he had been relationship for 4 years, with the singer taking over the position of stepfather to her two kids. 

But months after showing on the present he started a relationship with fellow collection 18 star Maisie Smith, who had been linked to singer HRVY throughout her preliminary time on the present.  

But Max and Maisie are mentioned to have grown shut on the Strictly reside tour, which came about a few months after they appeared on the present collectively. 

Stacey then accused her ex of dishonest on her with Maisie and reportedly felt ‘betrayed’ by her former beau.

Sequence 19: Adam Peaty and Eirianedd Munro

Sad: Adam Peaty has split from his girlfriend Eirianedd Munro after three years together and apologised for 'letting down' his partner and their son

Unhappy: Adam Peaty has cut up from his girlfriend Eirianedd Munro after three years collectively and apologised for ‘letting down’ his associate and their son

In an Instagram assertion in August 2022, Olympic swimmer Adam took to Instagram to substantiate that he and his girlfriend Eirianedd Munro had cut up after three years collectively.

He mentioned that the couple had determined to go ‘their separate methods’ however that their son George, who is 2 subsequent month, remained their ‘precedence’.

Saying the information through social media, Adam wrote: ‘Eiri and George, I am sorry for letting you down. My solely curiosity is for the well-being of our household at this tough time.’

The cut up comes Adam raised eyebrows along with his chemistry with professional associate Katya Jones on the dance flooring final yr, with eagle-eyed followers claiming they thought that they almost kissed on the finish of 1 steamy routine.

After the incident, Eirianedd admitted she had been ‘actually emotional’ after her sportsman beau’s ‘close to kiss’ with Katya.

Eirianedd, advised followers she took a ‘brief break’ from social media after Adam and Katya bought very shut on the finish of their racy Argentine Tango final autumn.

Sequence 19: Rose Ayling-Ellis and Sam Arnold

Strictly winner Rose Ayling-Ellis has wished dance associate Giovanni Pernice a cheerful birthday after splitting from her long-term boyfriend Sam Arnold.

The EastEnders actress, 27, was along with her associate for seven years, with him cheering her on as she lifted the glitterball trophy final yr.

Sad: Strictly winner Rose Ayling-Ellis has reportedly split from her long-term boyfriend Sam Arnold (pictured together)

Unhappy: Strictly winner Rose Ayling-Ellis has reportedly cut up from her long-term boyfriend Sam Arnold (pictured collectively)

However the couple have reportedly referred to as it quits as Rose continues to throw herself into work after being inundated with gives after successful Strictly.

It comes after it was just lately reported that Rose’s pals have expressed doubt over the couple’s future on account of their busy work schedules and have mentioned they’re fearful that the notorious Strictly curse could strike once more. 

Rose – who has saved her relationship pretty personal through the years – holidayed in Barcelona by herself earlier this yr.

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