Over the years the ‘Strictly curse‘ has proven itself as something that should be taken very seriously, with many celebrity contestants who take part in Strictly Come Dancing splitting from their real-life partners whilst filming or shortly afterwards.
In fact, the so-called curse was said to be a huge deterrent when it came to bosses signing up stars for this year’s series of the BBC One dance show, with it being reported that celebrities are unwilling to take part through fear of wrecking their personal relationships.
During Saturday night’s episode, judge Bruno Tonioli joked that the 35-year-old EastEnders actor looked like he was going “straight to the bedroom” with his dance partner, 28-year-old Nadiya Bychkova following their saucy dance routine.
Hitting out at the judge, James told The Sun: “I found it disgusting — let’s not forget this guy is a married man with two children.
“Bruno may have been joking but they’re joking with people’s lives here.
“He’s dancing with a good-looking girl and producers are trying to make her out to be this maneater which again is extremely unfair on her.
“These people are married. It’s not right.
“At the end of the day they want Strictly to be this family show, clean entertainment — do they like seeing another marriage being messed up?
“They need to lay off this whole thing because it’s not fair on either of them.”
Ola also slammed the judges for mentioning that Nadiya had previously modelled for Playboy, claiming that they are “forcing” a reputation upon her.
Davood, who plays Kush Kazemi in BBC One’s EastEnders, married his wife Isobel in 2010 and has two daughters, Eva and Grace, with her.
Yahoo Celeb UK have contacted reps for Strictly and Davood for comment.