With the new series of Strictly Come Dancing underway, those unavoidable ‘curse of’ comments have already reared their head.
But pro dance Janette Manrara is clearly having nothing of it – delivering what could be seen as a sign to luminary hoofer Gemma Atkinson that her pro partner Aljaz Skorjanec is very much married.
Speaking to the Daily Star Janette – who is partnering Aston Merrygold on this year’s series – forked out that she and Aljaz ‘just got married’ after 6 years together, having tied the tangle in July.
‘We’ve just changed into the first Mr and Mrs prosaic and have been doing that up,’ she went on.
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‘We had the six-year anniversary just before we got married. We’ve lived together for a prolonged time.’
Gemma has been the theme of intrigue rumours already – nonetheless not with Aljaz, but with Spanish pro Gorka Marquez, who is dancing with Alexandra Burke.
Reports have suggested the span grew close during rehearsals for the show, while Gorka also invited Gemma to his new birthday celebrations.
But despite the Emmerdale star suggesting she would be open to a mark of Strictly romance, she recently told metro.co.uk she had other things on her mind aside from anticipating adore on the dancefloor.
‘I’m just anticipating not to tumble at the finish of the dance!’ she explained forward of the series opener progressing this month.
That’s all on my mind at the minute. But no, we theory that’s what it is about the abuse – you have to dance sexually and that. It’s so mortifying actually – they got us in a room together and we had to dance with the partners, every singular one, and you have to just dance with them, have physique hit with them, and you’ve only just met.
‘It’s like having to lick one of your friends on Emmerdale – it’s terrible but then it looks good on screen.’
Gemma and Aljaz will make their dancefloor entrance with a cha cha when Strictly Come Dancing’s 2017 live shows kick off this Saturday on BBC One at 6.25pm.