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Wednesday 5th August 2020

Strictly's David James and Nadiya Bychkova spark 'curse' rumours

Has the curse struck again?

David James has been pictured cuddling his Strictly Come Dancing pro dance partner Nadiya Bychkova ahead of the final this weekend.

The former England football star, 49, was reunited with the Ukrainian dancer, 30, fuelling rumours that the infamous Strictly 'curse' had struck again.

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According to The Sun, the couple were seen on camera during rehearsals for the big show, where all eliminated dancers are set to make a return.

The footage, taken from Aljaz Skorjanec's Instastories, sees David standing behind Nadiya wrapping his arms around her and kissing her sweetly on top of the head.

Nadiya is engaged to Slovenian footballer Matija Skarabot, with whom she has three-year-old daughter Mila.

ED! has contacted David's reps for comment.

Curse rumours have been circulating Karim and Amy (Credit: BBC)

Several of this year's Strictly stars have addressed the infamous show curse.

Finalist Karim Zeroual, 25, said he was 'too busy' with learning his routines to deal with rumours.

Karim has been romantically linked with his partner Amy Dowden, but has been dating student Poppy Birtwistle for the last three years.

Kelvin squashed rumours (Credit: BBC)

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Fellow finalist, former Emmerdale actor Kelvin Fletcher, recently gushed about his wife Liz Marsland amid rumours concerning him and dance partner Oti Mabuse.

Viewers were convinced that the pair was going to be struck by the curse.

However, Kelvin squashed 'curse' rumours as he paid tribute to Liz on Instagram.

Eliminated contestant Michelle Visage said that she believed that the Strictly curse was real, despite previously saying she didn't think it was a 'thing'.

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