Strictly Come Dancing curse means 'relationship sessions for the celebrities'

Strictly Come Dancing 2016

The BBC is reportedly offering counselling sessions to this year's Strictly Come Dancing 2016 celebrities.

It's been claimed that show producers are providing help and advice to the new line up of stars on dealing with the pressure of the show, including the so-called Strictly curse.

Apparently the all-star cast will be told of the problems of training on their partners and how it's impacted celebrities on past series.

“The curse bobs its head every year and the new people taking part have to be warned about it," a source said.

The insider told The Sun newspaper: "It's a full-on, intense show that puts strains on people's relationships.

"They don't understand what it's like until it's a couple of weeks in and it's too late. There will definitely be chats."

Last year's series saw the 'curse' strike again when Georgia May Foote split from her boyfriend and coupled up with her pro partner Giovanni Pernice.

She admitted this week she would be "jealous" of his new partner, telling OK! magazine: "Whoever Giovanni gets is a very lucky girl. He’s a great teacher."

So far 10 celebs have been confirmed for this year's Strictly 2016 line up: Singer Anastacia, BBC Breakfast Presenter Naga Munchetty, model Daisy Lowe, Hollyoaks actor Danny Mac, singer Louise Redknapp, Kiss FM DJ Melvin Odoom, former politician Ed Balls, singer Will Young, TV presenter Laura Whitmore and sports broadcaster Ore Oduba.

Strictly Come Dancing begins in September on BBC One.

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