Strictly Come Dancing 2015: Kristina Rihanoff Threatens To Quit After Ben Cohen Backlash

Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer, Kristina Rihanoff, and her celebrity partner Ben Cohen only added to the evidence of a ‘Strictly Curse’ when Ben dumped his wife, Abby, for the dancer and they embarked on a highly-publicized romance.

However, the romance hasn’t come without its fair share of scandal, with Kristina reportedly being so upset by the backlash that she and Ben have received that she is even considering quitting the show.


The Sun claims that despite being convinced to stick with the hit BBC series for one more year, she has reportedly told her friends that she can’t handle it after kicking off rehearsals earlier this week.

The supposed pal told the paper: “Kristina is right on the point of resigning. She has been saying that she can’t take the criticism day in, day out.

“She doesn’t want it and can’t do it anymore.

“She is a real professional so it was a shock.”

If there is truth to the rumours and Kris is on the verge of quitting, then bosses will no doubt be in a serious panic considering Strictly is due to return to our screens next month and it’ll probs be a little bit hard to find a professional replacement at such short notice.

Kristina’s turmoil comes amid claims from rugby player Ben’s ex-wife that the two started an affair before the star had ended his marriage.

Abby told the Mirror: “My husband who I was with for 23 years and unconditionally loved and was completely loyal to in every respect had left me for a f***ing Russian dancer.

“The last two years have been the most traumatic thing that has ever happened to me. He’s done the dirty on me and I want people to know.

“I don’t want to cause stress or further damage by stirring things up but I’m just trying to recover from what has been the most horrific time of my life.”

Eek, sounds like this is one scandal that is going to take more than a little while to truly blow over…