Too much physical interaction and a lot of fame

The Strictly Come Dancing curse has a habit of destroying relationships and building new ones. Why wouldn’t a show were you pair attractive celebrity dancers in their peak for hours every single day cause a few romances?

Well one dancer, and Strictly curse veteran, thinks she knows why so many relationships fail when put in the spotlight of that glittery ball.

Former professional Flavia Cacace told The Sunday Telegraph: ‘I think it sends the celebrities mad. Some people can’t handle all that physical closeness. They fall in love with this team, this fantasy.

‘Our job is to make them feel the centre of attention. It’s very addictive and it goes to some people’s heads.’

Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX/Shutterstock (710541n) Flavia Cacace and Matt Di Angelo Cosmopolitan Fun Fearless Female Awards, Cirque, London, Britain - 06 Nov 2007

Flavia with Matt [REX/Shutterstock]


Flavia was a victim of the cure in 2007, when she split from her dancing pro partner Vincent Simone for Matt Di Angelo. However, once that relationship ended in 2010, she fell for her partner Jimi Mistry, who she eventually married.

But things between Flavia and Vincent seem to be on good terms, as they are touring the UK with their final show about the Argentine Tango.

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Other curse victims include Georgia May Foote, who split from boyfriend Sean Ward for Giovanni Pernice (though the pair sadly separated earlier last month).

Kristina Rihanoff got with her celebrity Ben Cohen, who was married with two children, and they now have a child of their own together.