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Strictly Come Dancing curse: Nadiya Bychkova admits it’s ‘not a bad thing’

"Maybe it speeds up the result..."

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The infamous Strictly Come Dancing curse might not be the killer it appears to be, one dancing professional has said.

Professional ballroom dancer Nadiya Bychkova previously shared her controversial view in an interview.

And the 31-year-old dancer insisted it only speeds up the inevitable.

Nadiya Bychkova sees the curse as inevitable
Nadiya Bychkova sees the curse as inevitable (Credit: SplashNews)

Is the Strictly Come Dancing curse a bad thing?

Whilst many believe the Strictly curse to be the cause behind many break ups, one member of the dancing team doesn’t see it that way.

Ukranian dancer Nadiya said: “If the relationship is strong, it’s strong. If it’s not maybe it speeds up the result which is not a bad thing. It’s a TV show. It’s a big thing with the curses.”

Read more: Is Strictly pro Nadiya Bychkova married?

The dancing star has been part of the popular BBC show for many years and is this year partnered with BBC Breakfast host Dan Walker.

However, she doesn’t think the curse is something to be feared.

She added: “But those ­curses are everywhere, in ­offices and any kind of work but because it’s not on the TV, people don’t talk as much about it and it is what it is.”

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Nadiya is paired with Dan Walker for the 2021 show (Credit: BBC)

For many dancing on the show, it’s rumoured to put pressure on relationships behind the scenes. However, not for Nadiya.

Read more: Is Strictly 2021 star Dan Walker married?

She insisted: “I’m glad to have a partner that understands. I’m sure it’s not easy for any husband or wife or ­partners but it’s my work.”

Nadiya is engaged to Slovenian footballer Matija Skarabot and the pair have a daughter together.

Nadiya Bychkova says partner David James understands her job
Nadiya Bychkova was partnered with David James on the show (Credit: SplashNews)

What is the Strictly curse?

The Strictly Come Dancing curse has been hotly discussed every year since the show began.

In 2004, it was rumoured that journalist Natasha Kaplinsky and dancer Brendan Cole had become “close”, despite both being in relationships.

Additionally, singer Louise Redknapp said she would not have divorced husband Jamie if not for Strictly.

Louise enjoyed success on the show but said it ultimately contributed to the “heartbreak” of her divorce.

The Strictly Come Dancing curse struck in 2018 for Katya Jones and Seann Walsh
The Strictly Come Dancing curse struck in 2018 for Katya Jones and Seann Walsh (Credit: SplashNews)

One famous moment for the curse was between comedian Seann Walsh and dancer Katya Jones.

Both were in relationships, and the fall out was publicly played out with calls for the pair to be axed due to the scandal.

Strictly Come Dancing is on Saturday and Sunday nights on BBC One.

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