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02/09/2015 08:05 BST | Updated 02/09/2015 08:59 BST

'Strictly Come Dancing' Curse Strikes Helen George: Star Announces Split From Husband Oliver Boot, Days Before New Series

The curse of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ has struck again, as new contestant Helen George has split from her husband.

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The ‘Call The Midwife’ actress has revealed she has separated from Oliver Boot, just days before the BBC ballroom show returns to screens.

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Helen George has split from Oliver Boot

The pair have been married since December 2012, after meeting on the set of BBC drama ‘Hotel Babylon’.

According to The Mirror, Helen was reportedly asked to be asked if she was single at Tuesday’s (1 September) press launch, and refused to answer.

A spokesperson later told the paper: “I can confirm that Helen separated from her husband some time ago.”

Helen is one of the 15 stars who will take to the dancefloor when the new series kicks off on Saturday.

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Helen George at the 'Strictly' press launch

Married stars such as Peter Andre, ‘EastEnders’ actress Kellie Bright and broadcaster Jeremy Vine will be hoping they are not the next victims of the ‘Strictly’ curse.

Last year, it struck winner Caroline Flack, as she split with boyfriend Jack Street while on the show.

The previous series saw Susanna Reid end her 15-year relationship with Dominic Cotton, while Rachel Riley also split from her husband Jamie Gilbert, and is now dating her former dance partner Pasha Kovalev.

Check out more contestants who the curse of ‘Strictly’ has struck in our gallery below...

'Strictly' Curse Victims

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