Strictly pros ‘very angry’ — and the curse strikes again
STRICTLY contestant Graeme Swann claims the show’s pro dancers were ‘very angry’ after the Seann Walsh/Katya Jones kissing scandal — and another relationship has fallen victim to the supposed ‘Strictly curse.
Speaking frankly on a Radio 5 Live podcast, ex-cricketer Graeme said: ‘I think the pros were told “wind your neck in” — and they were all very angry because they couldn’t go to a couple of functions that they wanted to.’
Swann, who is competing with partner Oti Mabuse, added: ‘It’s very much like being in a team, if one person lets the side down…’
But a source denied the pros had been given a curfew, saying: ‘The pros can go to bed whenever they like.’
Whatever the case, one pro dancer clearly hasn’t been happy — in her love life, at least — as she’s given her partner of 10 months the boot after rumours thar she was getting close with her dance partner.
Pro Dianne Buswell, 29, who is partnered with YouTube star Joe Sugg, 27, has announced a split from Emmerdale actor Anthony Quinlan.
It’s the second break-up of this series of the BBC hit show, after comedian Seann was dumped via Twitter by his actress girlfriend Rebecca Humphries following his indiscretion with dance partner Katya.
A rep for Dianne said: ‘Due to their busy schedules and distance they have split, but still remain really close friends.’
According to The Sun, however, a Strictly source reckons Dianne and Joe have become ‘close’.
The insider said: ‘Everyone on set’s been discussing how close they’d become. It did not go unnoticed by Anthony.’
Dianne and Joe are among the bookies’ favourites to win this year’s series and this weekend they will dance a waltz to The Rainbow Connection by Sleeping At Last.
Author: Anna Thomson