Shirley Ballas dismisses ‘nonsense’ Strictly Come Dancing curse

Shirley Ballas thinks the idea of the Strictly Come Dancing curse is ‘nonsense’.


The head judge thinks that in fact the series acts as a blessing for potential couples.

In a new interview, Shirley said of celebs and pro dancers hooking up on the show: “If they are single there is no problem, is there?”

She added to Hello magazine: “And I don’t think it’s a curse because some people really do find love.”

Shirley isn’t the only judge to defend Strictly’s controversial relationships.

Craig Revel Horwood previously gave his take on the so-called Strictly Come Dancing ‘curse’.

And the Strictly judge of 14 years reckons it’s more of a good thing.

He explained: “Some relationships blossom. I mean who would have ever thought that anyone would want Kristina Rihanoff? But Ben Cohen did and she had a baby with him so that’s a success story.

“Then there is Pasha [Kovalev, now with former show partner Rachel Riley].

“There is Flavia [Cacace, married to contestant Jimi Mistry]. We have had some amazing bonus that has changed people’s lives.”


Speaking to The Sun newspaper, Craig added: “I call it the Strictly blessing as if you are there in that sort of parallel world and you are your own person with your own thoughts and intentions that is what is wonderful.”

Strictly Come Dancing airs on BBC One.