Rachel Riley Has A Surprising Take On The 'Strictly Come Dancing' Curse

She met partner Pasha Kovalev on the show in 2013.

Rachel Riley has claimed she doesn’t believe the ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ curse actually exists, despite falling victim to it while on the show.

The so-called curse refers to the fact many contestants have broken up with long-term partners either during or shortly after their time on the BBC ballroom competition - something which happened to Rachel when she appeared back in 2013.

Rachel Riley
Rachel Riley
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After splitting from husband and university sweetheart Jamie Gilbert, Rachel went on to date former dance partner Pasha Kovalev, but is insistent the show isn’t responsible for the situation.

Rachel went on to reveal she has even gone on to forge a good friendship with her ex-husband, despite her and Pasha’s relationship.

Rachel met Pasha on 'Strictly' in 2013
Rachel met Pasha on 'Strictly' in 2013
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The ‘Countdown’ presenter also admitted she doesn’t feel the pressure for herself and Pasha to wed, claiming she is “perfectly happy” with their relationship as it is.


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