With a new series of Strictly Come Dancing just weeks away, we knew we weren’t far away from the first “curse” rumour, but what we weren’t expecting was that it would become before the show was even back on the air.
Over the weekend, new contestant Jamie Laing was the subject of split rumours, with the Mail On Sunday reporting that he and Made In Chelsea co-star Sophie Habboo had ended their romance as she had concerns about him going on the BBC dancing show.
However, her rep has now insisted that this is not the case and the pair are still “very much together”.
A spokesperson for Jamie Laing had no comment when contacted by HuffPost UK.
Jamie previously said that the so-called Strictly “curse” – which has seen contestants and professional dancers alike ending their established romances either during or shortly after their time on the show – was not something he was bothered about.
“So many people have got with their Strictly dancers. I will still be seeing Habboo, I’m not going to start kissing my dancer!” he told The Mirror.
Reigning champion Stacey Dooley also ended her long-term relationship shortly after Strictly ended, and is now in a relationship with her former professional partner Kevin Clifton.
Of course, the most famous instance of the “curse” last year was when comedian Seann Walsh was caught on camera kissing dancer Katya Jones on a night out, despite both of them being in relationships at the time.
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