Responding to fans on Twitter, Strictly Come Dancing star Kristina Rihanoff wrote, "You can't buy a brain" after receiving more criticism in the wake of Ben and Abby Cohen's divorce

Things have been pretty explosive between the alleged love triangle that is Ben Cohen, his wife Abby and Kristina Rihanoff of late – especially after it emerged that Abby is seeking a quickie divorce from Ben after the couple split last September – and they’re not show any signs of settling down just yet.

In the latest twist, Strictly Come Dancing star Kristina has taken to Twitter to defend herself after she was accused of ‘shagging other women’s husbands,’ calling her critics ‘idiots.’

Responding to one fan who leapt to her defence late last night, Kristina tweeted: ‘Well you can’t buy a brain or intelligence. That’s why everyone tweet their little gossip opinions! Idiots! Thanks for the support xx (sic)’

Replying to another who labelled the blonde Russian ‘one of the kindest people I’ve ever met’, Kristina wrote: ‘Thank U but u met me others just read about me.’

She added: ‘Intelligent people make their own opinions just bcs of boredom (sic)’

Earlier in the day, Kristina had shrugged off the criticism, saying it would make good material for a tell-all book she is penning.

Replying to a fan that said ‘no one should be publicly humiliated and bullied,’ Kristina wrote: ‘It’s all good. Just more stuff for my book to write. Thanks for support xx’

Kristina’s posts come hot on the heels of a tweet sent to her by her former Strictly Come Dancing partner Ben’s estranged wife Abby.

On Sunday, the 36 year old – who split from Ben last September after 11 years of marriage – posted: ‘@KRihanoff there you go my lovely…’

She attached a picture of a poem about karma that included the line: ‘Don’t devalue or hurt anyone in life.’

It ended with the words ‘be good and do good.’

The post attracted negative replies from people on Team Kristina, with some calling it ‘pathetic’, but Abby retaliated: ‘If you actually knew the truth then you wouldn’t write that!’

Rumours that Ben and Kristina had become close have been swirling ever since they were paired together on the 2013 series of Strictly.

They have always denied being romantically involved.

MORE! Ben Cohen’s mother-in-law rants: ‘I don’t know why Kristina Rihanoff doesn’t go back to Russia’

Stephanie Wood