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Proud Adam Peaty is supported by his ex girlfriend Eirianedd Munro as he is awarded an OBE

Series 1: Natasha Kaplinsky and Brendan Cole

Strictly hit the headlines for all of the incorrect causes throughout season one. Viewers have 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

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

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

Writing in her guide Strictly Inspirational, Camilla stated their break up was like a ‘mini loss of life’.

‘You undergo the arc of grief, anger, bitterness,’ she stated. ‘My finest buddy and dancing professionally with Brendan had each gone.’ 

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

Series 5: Matt Di Angelo and Flavia Cacace

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

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

Clandestine: Before lengthy gossip was raging about how Flavia and Matt, then 19, have been secretly in love

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

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

Looking again at their partnership, Matt informed Daily Mail: ‘It was a pretty crazy time. It was front page news.

‘The funny thing was the story did not start off as true, but the more you read it, the more you started to believe it and actually act on it.’ 

Their romance ended in 2010, and a few weeks later Flavia admitted she was dating her latest dance partner, actor Jimi Mistry, who she went on to marry.

Series 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

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

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

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

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

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

Former boxer Joe Calzaghe split with his girlfriend of five years Jo-Emma Larvin just a week into the show in 2009. 

The sportsman began a relationship with Russian dancer Kristina Rihanoff soon afterwards.

The pair enjoyed a four-year romance but parted ways after Joe reportedly asked Kristina not to accept a role dancing in a stage production.

Speaking to Hello! Kristina said: ‘He was sick and tired of waiting around for me, and said that if I truly loved him, I wouldn’t have taken the job within the West End.’

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

Series 8: Kara Tointon and Artem Chigvintsev 

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

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

However, it’s believed Russian Artem’s visa points noticed him having to spend time aside from 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 transferring to the US to compete on Dancing With the Stars in 2014.

Series 11: Ben Cohen and Kristina Rihanoff

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

‘He left his spouse a year in the past,’ she informed Daily Mirror. ‘Recently 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 – stated there have been different {couples}, but she is the one one to be ‘attacked’.  

She stated: ‘Ben’s stated it many instances and I’ll say it once more – I wasn’t concerned within the breaking apart of his marriage.’

Meanwhile Abby described the break up and resultant divorce as ‘essentially 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.

Series 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 acquired along with Pasha

On the identical sequence, Countdown’s math whiz Rachel Riley’s relationship together with her professional associate Pasha Kovalev finally ended her marriage to her husband of only one year.

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

‘On Strictly, you type a detailed bond along with your associate, however there was nothing romantic when Pasha and I have been dancing. It was simply dancing,’ she informed the Mail the next January, insisting there is no such factor as The Curse.

‘[Strictly] serves as a magnifying glass that reveals up pre-existing fault strains,’ she stated, explaining the scenario. She is nonetheless with Pasha in the present day.

Series 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 break 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 break up after starring on Strictly

Susanna Reid was one other sufferer of sequence 11. She was billed as the preferred breakfast TV host and in a 15-year ­relationship when she reached the Strictly Come Dancing ultimate that year.

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

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

Good Morning Britain presenter Susanna informed Daily Mirror: ‘I believe individuals suppose Strictly was certain up in what occurred. It wasn’t. Obviously issues have been difficult in my personal life however we’re getting issues sorted.’

Series 12: Sunetra Sarker 

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

She parted methods together 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. 

However, she stated the romance had ended lengthy earlier than her actuality present stint: ‘The fact is three years in the past me and my husband amicably break 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 stated to be relationship business associate Scott Carey. Together, the pair arrange the meals agency Keep Me Fresh. 

Series 12: Caroline Flack  

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

According to The Sun, she was ‘distraught’ backstage on the BBC present, however managed to placed on a courageous face to wow together with her Tango and high the chief board.

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

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

‘No one else is concerned,’ they acknowledged.

Caroline had been seeing music supervisor Jack for round 18 months and he or she beforehand stated that he was advantageous together with her engaged on the expertise present regardless of its fame.

‘Jack’s been fully advantageous about the entire curse factor,’ she stated, quoted in The Mirror. ‘He hasn’t as soon as been frightened’.

Series 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 break 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 break up from husband of three years, fellow actor Oliver Boot, after she was revealed as a contestant on the present.

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

A Royal Academy Of Music graduate, Helen is finest recognized for starring as Nurse Beatrix ‘Trixie’ Franklin within the hit BBC interval drama Call 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 known as The Woman In White.

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

Series 13: Georgia May Foote 

The actress was in a relationship together with her Coronation Street co-star Sean Ward when she took half within the 2015 sequence 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 ultimate, she introduced her break up from Sean

But cracks started to point out as 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 ultimate, she and Sean introduced their break up – with Georgia seen kissing her dance associate Giovanni Pernice throughout a romantic journey to Disneyland quickly after.  

However, shortly earlier than rehearsals for the 2016 sequence started, Georgia and Giovanni known as time on their romance after only a year. 

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

Series 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 sequence in 2016, after which she and Jamie have been stated to be dealing with marital points

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

Louise appeared on the sequence in 2016, after which she and Jamie have been stated to be dealing with marital points. By the top of 2017, they have been divorced.

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

A TV supply stated: ‘Strictly was present that no movie star ever turned down. But the Curse has modified all that. There is now a real concern that showing on the present can negatively impression relationships. Jamie solely has unfavorable emotions about Strictly now. There’s completely no manner he would seem.’

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

Series 14: Kevin and Karen Clifton

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

Split: The Cliftons – a married pair of professional dancers – break up romantically in 2018

Despite 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.

However, since then, the pair have break up up.

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

They have since continued to work collectively as a professional dance partnership, nevertheless, insisting there is no dangerous blood.

Series 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 completed: 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 known 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 informed 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 News has cast shadow over newest sequence of present, resurrecting the so-called ‘Strictly curse’ that has seen 14 {couples} break 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

All over: In August 2019, simply forward of sequence 17, Neil and Katya introduced their break up after 11 years of marriage 

Series 16/17:  Katya and Neil Jones 

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

In a brand new twist, a love sq. shaped when Katya Jones, who is 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 overtly 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 big elephant within the room as they nonetheless carried out on the sequence, with Neil on set too.

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

Series 18: Nadiya Bychkova,  Matija Škarabot and Kai Widdrington

In January 2022, Nadiya revealed she had break 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 break 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 have been fast to dispel.

The skilled dancer later revealed that she had in reality secretly break up from her fiancé earlier than sequence 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 sequence – AJ Odudu. 

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

Series 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 by way of life: Max and Maisie struck up a romance after showing on sequence 18 of the hit present collectively 

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

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

Yet Max and Maisie are stated to have grown shut on the Strictly dwell 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.

Series 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

Sad: Adam Peaty has break 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 verify that he and his girlfriend Eirianedd Munro had break up after three years collectively.

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

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

The break up comes Adam raised eyebrows with his chemistry with professional associate Katya Jones on the dance ground final year, 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, informed followers she took a ‘brief break’ from social media after Adam and Katya acquired very shut on the finish of their racy Argentine Tango final autumn.

Series 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 together with her associate for seven years, with him cheering her on as she lifted the glitterball trophy final year.

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

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

But the couple have reportedly known as it quits as Rose continues to throw herself into work after being inundated with provides after profitable Strictly.

It comes after it was lately reported that Rose’s pals have expressed doubt over the couple’s future attributable to their busy work schedules and have stated they’re frightened that the notorious Strictly curse might strike once more. 

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

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