Ok, is it me, or is this curse just a modern way of covering up 2 people whose relationships are in trouble, spend time with someone else, then act on it?
You may say I’m looking at it all too simply, but lets look at the facts!
I used to do a lot of Salsa dancing. I loved it. I even went on Salsa holidays, which were not holidays in the sense you know it. From the time you woke up to early evening, it was Salsa/Latin classes. A quick dinner, shower and change before we headed off to a club for the evening, to yes, you guessed it, dance Salsa until the early hours of the morning.
I suppose the main difference for me, was that you danced with a variety of men during the week. The whole point was to dance with as many different people, of different levels, to improve your dancing.
When I met my husband, I stopped dancing. Not because he asked me to. He was happy for me to continue, as he knew how much I loved it. It was because I didn’t feel comfortable going out each weekend, dancing very intimately with other men. I don’t mean intimately in a sexual way, but Salsa/Latin dances, do require you to be very close to your partner. Especially my favourite dance – the Batchata!
If my hubby had come with me, it would have been different, but if anyone knows him, even watching it, would be his worst nightmare!
So going back to the curse!
These celebrities are spending around 7 hours a day, for around 4 months with each other! Of course they are going to get close. Who wouldn’t? But is it a curse that will kill their relationships? I don’t believe so!
Lets look at who has been allegedly struck by the curse in the past:-
Kevin Clifton & Louis Rednap (2016)
Georgia May Foote & Giovanni Pernice(2015)
Ben Cohen & Kristina Rihanoff (2013)
Rachel Riley & Pasha Kovalev (2013)
Matt Di Angelo & Flavia Cacace (2010)
Joe Calzaghe & Kristina Rihanoff (2009
Natasha Kaplinsky & Brendan Cole (2004)
Strictly 2018 is no different with Seann Walsh and his dance partner Katya Jones taking the spotlight for more than their dancing, and more recently, and probably not so high profile, it is said that Joe Sugg and Dianne Buswell are now intimate.
So it is the curse of strictly?
In my opinion no!
There are more couples out there dancing the same hours, with the same intimacy, who don’t go on to have affairs or relationships.
Anton De Beke has been there from the beginning. I’ve danced with him outside of the show, and believe me, he has massive charisma. A firm bum and is not bad looking! So why has he not been struck down with the curse?
Why have others not been either?
For me its simple! They are in a good strong relationship or good place in their lives. Ok, in Anton’s defence, some of his earlier dance partners were certainly not his or anyones type! But with beauties like Ruth Langsford, he could have been tempted, but he wasn’t, and neither was she!
I firmly believe, it isn’t a curse. Its 2 people, who do have an attraction. It may be infatuation, brought on by the time they are spending together, but they would only act on it, if they had cracks in their own relationships.
If either of them were in solid relationships, this ‘curse’ wouldn’t happen.
The sad thing is, that due to the heavy schedule, instead of trying to fix their own relationships, they embark on these affairs. Why they think they are going to get away with it, heaven knows. Cameras are going to follow them everywhere!
I would rather they had a honest conversation with their partners before entering the show. If either have doubts, and they think they have something to save, they shouldn’t go into it.
No amount of money can replace a good relationship!
You might not get the call from Strictly, but before embarking on a 1 night stand, or an affair, ask yourself why you are doing it? Is it worth losing what you have?
If the relationship is truly over, end it. Don’t have the affair and hurt others by along he way.
There is no curse, just bad choices!