Apparently it’s a hotbed of break-ups, hook-ups and raging hormones.
And it seems that this year is no different as the first contestant has already succumbed to the ‘Curse Of Strictly.’
Casualty actress Sunetra Sarker has reportedly split from her husband of 10 years… and is already dating again.
According to reports, the star and hubbie Nick Corfrield called it a day recently after drifting apart, ahead of her Strictly debut.
A source told The Sun: “Nick was the love of Sunetra life and she thought she would be with him forever but they drifted apart.”
The 41-year-old, who’s probably practicing her Rumba and Foxtrot as we speak, let the cat out of the bag on Twitter when she mentioned her new boyf, business partner Scott Carey.
She tweeted: “After the madness of last night – a calm sunny day in London with Scott #happybirthdayboyfriend xxx.”
Not exactly subtle, yeah, Sunetra?
The insider added: “She met Scott and he swept her off her feet. They are besotted with each other and Scott will be coming down to support her on Strictly.”
Last year saw the curse strike again as Susanna Reid announced her marriage split shortly after the show, as did Rachel Riley who is now dating dance partner Pasha.
All a bit awks.
We reckon the partners of this year’s contestants are probably shaking in their boots (we blimmin’ would be!)
But when we caught up with Mark Wright recently, he assumed us that his wife-to-be Michelle Keegan wasn’t worried at all.
Hmm – not sure if we’d be as understanding!
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