Joe Swash in ‘horrible’ Dancing On Ice accident as he smashes head

Joe Swash was in a "horrible" Dancing On Ice accident when he smashed his head during rehearsals.

The former EastEnders actor, 37, was hurt in a tumble on the ice as he prepared for the launch of the hit ITV show.

Joe, who became a dad for the second time earlier this year, was not seriously hurt in the fall but show insiders revealed he was one of a number of stars to get injured just weeks before the show begins.

Creative Director Dan Whiston told The Sun Online : "Joe Swash fell and hit his head in rehearsals. It’s horrible when it happens but it does sometimes.


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"There are cuts bruises, knocks and scrapes. They’ve all had their fair share, there's nobody that's had one bigger or worse than the others. They've all had that."

Following the fall, the hardy actor dusted himself off and was able to carry on skating but is one of a number of people to get hurt in preparation for the show's launch in January.

Ex-footballer Kevin Kilbane has also been left bruised after a nasty fall on his back.

Dan revealed: "He soldiered through that injury and he’s not let it hold him back."

Dancing On Ice has a history of injured celebrities with former children's presenter Michael Underwood left in tears in 2008 after breaking his ankle.

Last year Gemma Collins took a face first tumble onto the ice during a show but was not seriously hurt.

Joining Joe on the ice is Love Island's Maura Higgins, Steps star Ian 'H' Watkins, Michael Barrymore, Perri Kiely, Trisha Goddard, Caprice, Lisa George, Lucrezia Millarini, Kevin Kilbane, Libby Clegg and Ben Hanlin.

John Barrowman, Torvill and Dean and Ashley Banjo are on the judging panel.

As usual it will be hosted by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.

Dancing On Ice returns to ITV on Sunday, January 5.

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10 Best Bad Movies of the 2010s, From 'Gotti' to 'Sex and the City 2'

These are the decade’s most awful movies — that you’ll want to enjoy again and again


A great bad movie makes you ask, “What did I just see? And when can I see it again?” as opposed to a run-of-the-mill stinker, the kind you wish you’d never watched and will immediately forget that you did. The great bad movies inspire think-pieces, podcasts, watching parties and feverish cult adoration. The regular ones merely wallow in mediocrity. Here’s my alphabetical list of the greatest bad movies the 2010s had to offer:

“Collateral Beauty” (2016)   Will Smith is sad, and his best friends gaslight him by hiring actors to pretend to be Love, Time and Death, but we’re supposed to find their efforts — noble? Charming? None of this makes a lick of sense, but it’s all delivered with hilarious gravitas by the likes of Kate Winslet and Helen Mirren. Make sure to stick around for the shameless third-act twist, and a labored explanation of the title.

“Gotti” (2018)   From the narration to the needle-drops, this fawning portrait of a real-life mafioso tries desperately to be as Scorsese as possible, never mind that director Kevin Connolly (yes, the “Entourage” guy) has neither the skill nor the point of view to make any of this work. Between the anachronisms and the rationalizations for bad behavior, however, there’s plenty here to chew on in repeat viewings.

“The Identical” (2014)   What if a twin brother of an Elvis-esque pop singer had lived (in a universe in which Elvis himself still exists) and became the subject of a faith-based movie that’s particularly focused on the idea of converting Jewish people to Christianity? And what if the lead character were played by an Elvis impersonator who can’t really act and who is forced to sing rock-and-roll songs that would get booed offstage at Knott’s Berry Farm? This nutty movie answers those burning questions.

“Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas” (2014)   Perhaps no single work of art in the 2010s brought Christians and atheists closer together than this holiday saga, which both groups could agree is one of the most misbegotten and perplexing movies ever made. It is dedicated to its star’s singularly bizarre ideas about the holiday, all of which were presented as, you’ll pardon the expression, gospel truths.

“Life Itself” (2018)   Writer-director Dan Fogelman tried to blame white male critics and their lack of emotion for this film’s blisteringly bad reviews, until reviewers who were women and/or people of color mentioned that, no, they hated it too. This multi-generational, lattice-of-coincidence love story demands to be seen (to be disbelieved).

“The Oogieloves and the Big Balloon Adventure” (2012)   Yes, we grade kids movies on a curve, but this one is so outlandishly wrong-headed and baffling that attention must be paid. Its messages for children are patently dangerous — Jump from high places while holding a balloon! Get into a stranger’s vehicle! Drink milkshakes really fast! — which almost distracts from the unsettling lead characters and the generally surreal levels of weirdness. Decide for yourself which is odder: Christopher Lloyd and Jaime Pressly cast as a Mexican couple (Lero and Lola Sombrero) or a vacuum cleaner that professes its love for a lady window that has a Southern accent.

“Sex and the City 2” (2010)   A landmark TV series led to a perfectly entertaining big-screen version, which somehow got us to this tone-deaf sequel, which seems to misunderstand completely why we ever liked or cared about these characters. You’ll stare at this version of Carrie and company and wonder when it was, exactly, that they were all abducted by aliens and replaced by uncanny-valley versions of themselves.

“Stonewall” (2015)   If there’s a running thread through many great bad movies, it’s that the people involved really, really wanted to create something important and meaningful. Any hack can phone it in, but it takes a special kind of filmmaker to aim for the stars and crash instead. Which brings us to Roland Emmerich’s well-intentioned attempt to document a turning point in the American LGBTQ civil rights movement, which wound up being an object of mockery for queer and straight audiences alike.

“Surfer: Teen Confronts Fear” (2018)   The success of Tommy Wiseau and “The Room” opened the door for any number of imitators, none of which were half as sincere or half as unhinged as this combo of biblical allegory, home-movie surfing footage, military espionage and mouths full of black goop. This one’s still popping up in theaters, and I can safely say you’ve never seen anything quite like it.

“Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor” (2013)   The man behind Madea is a more capable filmmaker than he’s often given credit for, but this absurd, slut-shaming melodrama brought out his worst habits as a writer, director and scold. But even if Kim Kardashian weren’t in the cast (and boy, is she), this would still rank among the very best of his very worst.
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Strictly’s Shirley Ballas ‘devastated’ after hamstring injury means she won’t be able to dance in final – The Sun

STRICTLY head judge Shirley Ballas has been left “utterly devastated” and in agony after picking up a hamstring injury which will force her to pull out of dancing as planned in the final.

The star will have to be assisted to her judging chair by staff insisting “the show must go on”, but sources say she is heartbroken that the biggest night of her year is set to be derailed by the freak accident picked up while performing in pantomime.

Contingency plans have been put in place to help her get around the set if necessary.

An insider explained: “It’s a huge blow for Shirley and she’s massively disappointed – but she’s a total professional too so she will do everything possible to make sure viewers barely noticed.

“It was an accident while she was dancing which caused it, and she had to leave the stage for treatment immediately – she knew straight away it was going to cause her problems this weekend.

“It’s the biggest night of her year and she was really looking forward to dancing but now sadly that isn’t going to be possible – she’s going to be chair bound.


“But she knows she was lucky not to do more damage and that there was medical help on hand at the time to treat the injury straight away.”

Shirley has been appearing as Mother Nature in Jack and the Beanstalk at the Darlington Hippodrome alongside her role on the BBC1 show – having met her now boyfriend Daniel Taylor during a pantomime run last Christmas.

The show sees the couple reunited on stage, with Shirley telling earlier this year how she is “happier than ever” thanks to the romance.

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Women Directors Were Snubbed at the Globes, but Their Movies Still Have a Shot in the Oscar Race

Things were looking up for women filmmakers in the 2020 awards derby — that is, until the Golden Globes shut out female directors in four major categories, including Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Drama and Musical/Comedy Motion Picture. At first, it was easy to shrug that off as the latest example of the 90-strong Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s hopeless myopia. No, they do not represent the far more inclusive Academy membership, which has been changing its stripes in recent years.

But what will happen at the Oscars? On the plus side, critics’ groups have given visibility and credibility to two films in the race: popular actress-turned-writer-director Greta Gerwig’s follow-up to Oscar-nominated “Lady Bird,” her adaptation of the American classic “Little Women” (Sony), and Lulu Wang’s original family dramedy “The Farewell” (A24). Both films benefit from strong writing, directing and performances. So it was a shock when the SAG Awards nominations shut them out.

The SAG nominating committee of 2,500, which is double the size of the Academy actors branch, tends to skew more mainstream — hence its support for such crowdpleasers as “Bombshell,” “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” and “Jojo Rabbit.” But Gerwig’s coming-of-age period romance “Little Women,” starring well-reviewed Saoirse Ronan and breakout Emma Pugh, should appeal to both sets of voters. As a late entry that didn’t grab attention at film festivals and won’t open until December 25 — and did score nine Critics Choice Award slots including Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay and Director — “Little Women” may need more time for viewers to catch up with it.

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But so far, the more predictive Guild nominations have not been supportive. “Little Women” was a surprise no-show in the period film category at the Costume Designers Guild — along with Oscar contenders “Joker,” “The Irishman,” and “Judy” — and it didn’t turn up among the period nominees for the Art Directors Guild, or the less likely live-action nominees at the Cinema Audio Society, which does lean in to louder, more bombastic big-scale action fare.

Again, during a shortened awards season heading toward the earliest-ever February 9 Oscars, these bodies voted early. Academy voters will have more time to catch up with late-openers like “Richard Jewell” and “1917,” which SAG also overlooked.

“The Farewell”

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“The Farewell,” however, has had the luxury of time, building steam since A24 scooped it up at Sundance and turned it into a summer hit. It has also fared well with critics groups; it was nominated for four Critics Choice Awards, including Supporting Actress Zhao Shuzhen and Actress Awkwafina, who is favored to win the Golden Globe for Best Actress, Comedy. Both could wind up with Oscar nominations, but could have used a boost they did not get from SAG nods.

“Little Women” and “The Farewell” could also could also wind up with slots among the PGA top ten and Oscar Best Picture nominees, which is usually around eight or nine. These are the anointed two, out of all the available possibilities of movies directed by women. Both Wang, in Original, and Gerwig, in Adapted, will vie in the writing categories, which offer 10 total options for the Writers Guild and Oscars.

The Directors Guild, at least, has added five more slots via its First-Time Director category, which shined a spotlight on winner Bo Burnham, for example, for “Eighth Grade,” and could benefit narrative rookies Alma Har’el (“Honey Boy”), Annabelle Attanasio (“Mickey and the Bear”), Melina Matsoukas (“Queen & Slim”), Olivia Wilde (“Booksmart”) and Mati Diop (“Atlantics”). That gives the DGA a total of 10 narrative slots. (Diop also has a strong shot, with her Senegalese Oscar entry, at landing on the shortlist December 16 for the Best International Feature Film Oscar.)

But the Globes and the Oscars only have five directing slots. That’s where the problem comes in. Gerwig may have landed in the Critics Choice directing list because they listed seven nominees. In a race for one of five slots at the DGA or the Oscars, Gerwig and Wang are going up against Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Bong Joon Ho, Sam Mendes, and Noah Baumbach (Gerwig’s partner) — and quite possibly Pedro Almodovar, Todd Phillips or Safdie brothers, who have been on the rise lately.

Plenty of awards attention is in the offing for Jennifer Lopez, star of Lorene Scafaria’s “Hustlers,” and Tom Hanks, star of Marielle Heller’s well-received “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.” But those films are not gaining traction in other areas, including their directors. Scafaria and Har’el can still hold out hopes as directing nominees at the Film Independent Spirit Awards, which also recognized screenplay nominee Chinonye Chukwu’s “Clemency” and Wang’s “The Farewell” as Best Feature contenders.

Alma Har’el and actor Shia LaBeouf pose at the premiere of “Honey Boy” during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival

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The Oscars may be diversifying its voting ranks, but the directors branch, especially, is still dominated by older white men, even though the percentage of women in the Academy has risen from 25 percent in 2015 to 32 percent in 2019.

While Gerwig became the fifth woman to be nominated for Best Director for “Lady Bird” in 2018, this past year no woman penetrated the director list. Among those left out were Marielle Heller, whose “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” yielded three Oscar nominations, for Adapted Screenplay (Nicole Holofcener), Actress (Melissa McCarthy) and Supporting Actor (Richard E. Grant). It’s possible that if Holofcener had directed it, she would have gotten an additional boost as a veteran, long overdue auteur. We will never know.

Other lauded directors who were Oscar also-rans last year were Lynne Ramsay, director of Cannes-prize-winning “You Were Never Really Here,” starring Joaquin Phoenix, which did not thrive at the box office, and “Winter’s Bone” Oscar nominee Debra Granik, whose Sundance hit “Leave No Trace” was critically hailed, and Chloe Zhao’s “The Rider,” which was named the National Society of Film Critics’ best film.

All of this has made one thing clear above all else: Five directing slots is not enough to accommodate a full range of Oscar candidates.

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Studio Behind Sonic The Hedgehog Redesign Closes Down

The animation studio that fixed Sonic for his big-screen debut has announced it is closing its doors. The Vancouver studio Moving Picture Company (MPC) sent word to employees on Wednesday that it would be immediately closing its doors, citing “increasing external market pressures” in the area.

CBC reports that the studio employed more than 800 artists, but it’s unknown how large the studio was as of the time of closure. The studio was brought in to animate the revised Sonic the Hedgehog after the look in the first movie trailer was widely panned. The company’s work also included The Lion King, Watchmen, and Call of the Wild. It won an Academy Award for its work on Life of Pi.

The email to employees said, “This decision has not been taken lightly.”

Sonic the Hedgehog is coming on February 14, 2020, having been delayed from its original November release date to work on the redesign. It stars Ben Schwartz voicing Sonic, Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik, and James Marsden as a state trooper who befriends the blue hedgehog.

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‘Chicago Fire’: Alberto Rosende Upped To Series Regular On NBC Firefighter Drama

EXCLUSIVE: We’ll be seeing more of firefighter Blake Gallo on Chicago Fire. Albert Rosende, who joined as a recurring this season, has been promoted to series regular on the NBC firefighter drama.

Rosende’s Blake Gallo was initially introduced in the second episode of season 8 as a reckless new candidate for Firehouse 51 who impressed, yet frustrated his colleagues. However, once it’s revealed Gallo became a firefighter after losing his entire family in a fire, the team at 51 is more inclined to take him under their wings, making him a regular at the Firehouse.

Starring Jesse Spencer and Taylor Kinney, Chicago Fire, from Dick Wolf and Derek Haas, looks into the lives of the firefighters, rescue squad and paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51 who risk their lives week in and week out to save and protect the citizens of their city. Cast also includes Eamonn Walker, Kara Killmer, David Eigenberg, Miranda Rae Mayo, Christian Stolte, Joe Minoso, Yuri Sardarov and Annie Ilonzeh.

In addition to Wolf and Haas, executive producers include Todd Arnow, Andrea Newman, Michael Gilvary, Michael Brandt, Reza Tabrizi, Arthur Forney and Peter Jankowski.

Chicago Fire is produced by Universal Television and Wolf Entertainment. The series returns with new episodes on Wednesday, January 8 at 9/8c.

Rosende’s previous credits include the role of Simon Lewis on Freeform’s Shadowhunters and guest-starring roles on Law & Order: SVU and Blue Bloods. He’s repped by Innovative Artists and manager Rob Marsala.

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EastEnders: When does Phil find out that Keanu is the father of Sharon's baby? Ben helps his dad to uncover the truth

EASTENDERS fans are buzzing with excitement after Phil Mitchell finally realised that Sharon is a lying cheat.

Hardman Phil – played by actor Steve McFadden in the BBC soap – is set to go to extreme lengths to discover the identity of the baby’s father but when will he discover the shocker that it’s his son-in-law Keanu Taylor?

When does Phil find out that Keanu's the father?

EastEnders fans know that Phil is getting closer to the scent after finally realising he wasn’t the father of Sharon’s baby on last night’s episode.

Thursday night’s game-changing scenes saw Sharon’s web of lies quickly unravel after Phil took matters into his own hands and did some digging.

Realising that Sharon had lied about going to Dennis’ parents evening, Phil examined her sat nav and realised she’d been to visit Lisa at the clinic.

Putting two and two together, Phil said to son Ben: "Sharon's been lying to me.

"She's been lying to me about where she goes, she's been lying to me about what she does.

"You know what that means, don't you? It means that baby ain't mine."

Ben then vowed to help his dad find out the identity of Sharon’s baby’s father.

But the pair are set to get the wrong end of the stick when they discover Sharon’s necklace and Jack Branning and assume he must be the father.

In scenes next week, Phil is set to torture Jack and is seen brooding with a gun.

But EastEnders have confirmed that the walls will close in on Sheanu very soon as Phil is set to discover the truth about their affair.

But with exact timings yet to be confirmed, fans will have to wait to find out when Phil discovers that Sharon’s secret man is Keanu.

Does Phil kill Keanu in EastEnders?

EastEnders have confirmed that Phil’s explosive revenge is set to rip apart more than one family this Christmas and New Year.

The reveal of Sharon’s secret will set the stage for Keanu’s exit from the soap as he’s confirmed he’s bowing out of the show.

With Keanu’s exit on the horizon, fans are convinced that he’ll meet a grisly end at the hands of Phil – who’s no stranger to a bit of bloody revenge.

However, recent pictures of scenes shot at Stansted Airport show Keanu escaping abroad after saying an emotional goodbye to his mum.

Keanu is likely to be in serious danger no matter where he goes but will he escape Phil’s clutches for now?

With exact plot details yet to be confirmed, fans will have to wait to find out what happens.

Do Phil and Sharon split up in EastEnders?

With Phil set to find out that Sharon has been lying to him for months, it seems unlikely that the Mitchell hardman will be able to move past the baby bombshell.

The EastEnders Christmas 2019 synopsis has confirmed that Phil’s revenge will rip more than one family apart – one of which is likely to be his own.

And with Phil’s temper, it’s likely that getting dumped will be the least of Sharon’s problems when the truth comes exploding out.

But ITV bosses are yet to confirm the fate of Sharon and Phil, and fans will have to tune in to find out.

When does Louise find out in EastEnders?

It’s not yet known when exactly Louise will find out that her husband-to-be is the father of Sharon’s baby.

Enders fans know that mum Lisa is now aware that Keanu is Sharon’s mystery man, but whether she’ll be the one to blow the secret remains to be seen.

ACTRESS Tilly Keeper has spoken out to announce she’s leaving EastEnders after four years playing Louise Mitchell.

Her exit will come as Keanu and Sharon’s secret affair and baby comes exploding out this Christmas.

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RHOC's Kelly Dodd Lashes Out at Tamra Judge After Receding Hairline Joke

“I’d rather lack hair than lack morals, values, integrity, brain cells an education and a daughter.”

Kelly Dodd just unloaded on Tamra Judge after stumbling upon some receding hairline jokes on Instagram.

The "Real Housewives of Orange County" stars have been at odds on and off camera for the last year, but after Kelly spotted some snarky remarks Tamra recently made to fans, she took the feud to a whole new level — by bringing up the sensitive topic of Tamra not having a relationship with her daughter.

"Tamra leave me alone? A constant attack about my Receding hairline? Good 1 Tamra," Dodd wrote in a since-deleted tweet Thursday night. "I’d rather lack hair than lack morals, values, integrity, brain cells an education and a daughter. I have more hair than u right."

She added the hashtags #uniboob #nobellybutton #rat #eyes.

Along with the message, Kelly also posted two screenshots of the comments section of Tamra’s Instagram page. One fan wrote, "Get rid of Kelly bring back #fancypants [a reference to Heather Dubrow]," which Tamra responded to with a hands-up emoji.

The second comment Judge replied to was from a fan who wrote, "Kelly shouldn’t talk about people’s hair with that receding hairline of hers," by dropping a simple, "combover."

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Kelly has been feuding with Tamra, Vicki Gunvalson and Shannon Beador all season long.

Her issues with Vicki stem from the fact that Vicki set up Kelly’s ex-husband with a friend of hers, which upset Kelly, prompting her to do things like send nasty animated pig videos via text. In retaliation, Gunvalson claimed Dodd was a cocaine addict who participated in a sex train and was banned from her daughter’s school — all of which Dodd has vehemently and repeatedly denied.

As for Shannon and Tamra, Kelly’s beefing with them simply because they’re Vicki’s best friends. When Dodd felt wronged by Judge and Beador, she contacted Jim Bellino — who was suing them for defamation — in an effort to bring them down.

Then there was that bop with a mallet she made on Shannon’s head that landed Beador in the ER. Kelly still jokes about it to this day. Can’t wait for the reunion, ladies!

"The Real Housewives of Orange County" Season 14 finale airs Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 9 p.m. on Bravo.

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Brandi Glanville Drops 'RHOBH' Bombshell On Housewife That May Quit After Major Season 10 Fight

Brandi Glanville is returning to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in season 10. It’s not yet confirmed if she will be a “friend of”, which is a part-time housewife, or if she’s just guest-starring. What can be confirmed is that the former RHOBH star is bringing in a lot of drama. Glanville revealed in a recent interview tidbits of the upcoming season and fans can’t wait for the new episodes to air.

“I don’t know if we’re going to ever see one of the housewives ever again,” Glanville told Hollywood Life. “She’s kind of refusing to film.”

The former Celebrity Big Brother star did not name the housewife that may quit after season 10. However, she did talk about how stressful the show has been since she returned.

“I am back and I’m stressed out,” she added. “You forget how stressful these things can be, and they really are silly.”

Is Denise Richards quitting?

After Glanville dropped that bombshell, fans started speculating on which RHOBH housewife might be giving away her diamond. Viewers came to the conclusion it might be Denise Richards as she recently wanted to skip the cast trip to Rome.

“Denise Richards really did not want to go to Rome at all after struggling to jive with the cast this season,” an insider told Hollywood Life.

Richards said she has “pleaded with producers” to not film scenes as she is not that cozy with the current cast.

“She doesn’t seem to be enjoying doing the show as much this season and nobody would be surprised if it were to be her last,” the insider revealed. “She wants to be doing acting more and Housewives has opened other opportunities for her. She’s really not about the drama and seems to be disconnected from it at times. A lot of the cast is frustrated with her lack of participation still this season.”

Lisa Vanderpump open to reconciliation with Denise Richards

Lisa Vanderpump quit RHOBH after she gelt ganged-up on by the rest of the cast. With Richards, reportedly, feeling left out by the Beverly Hills ladies, Vanderpump coincidentally says she’s open to reconciling with her.

“[Richards] is definitely not as close to a lot of the ladies as she was last season and her friendships with them are not what they once were,” a source told Hollywood Life. “They’re all upset that she’s never around and find it really unfair, but Denise is busy working. They all feel like they have to work too, so she should want to come to things as much as they do and she doesn’t.”

After a visit from Richards to TomTom, a restaurant owned by Vanderpump, the latter said it would be a good time to spark up a conversation.

“Lisa likes Denise and would totally be open to having a conversation with her. She heard she was having a tough season,” the source added.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is getting closed to wrapping production on season 10. Fans can see all the drama unfold when the reality show premieres in 2020 on Bravo.

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Strictly star Nadiya’s footballer fiancé posted gushing tribute to her weeks before she was caught cuddling David James – The Sun

STRICTLY Come Dancing star Nadiya Bychkova's footballer fiance posted a gushing tribute to her just weeks before she was caught cuddling David James.

Rumours the Strictly curse has struck again circulated yesterday after the professional dancer, 30, was seen nestled in the arms of the former goalkeeper, 49.

David gave was seen giving Nadiya an intimate kiss on the head while cuddling her in a clip posted to dancer Aljaz Skorjanec's Instagram Story during rehearsals ahead of the final tomorrow.

But just weeks before, her fiance – Slovenian footballer Matija Skarabot, 31 – posted a gushing online tribute to his partner.

Sharing a photo of her at the Pride of Britain Awards, the usually private sports star posted on Instagram: "Normally I keep my private things for my self but having in my life such a wonderful and lovely person is a gift…Not only that you are an incredible mum and life partner.
"What inspires me the most is how you are beautiful in and out. In your life you had to go through many difficult obstacles and look what you have achieved and you are still achieving.

"Together we are raising our beautiful daughter who I hope will follow your steps.

"Thank you for showing me what love means and because of that I will be grateful to you all my life. Love you."

The pair share a one-year-old daughter together.

David split from his long term partner earlier this year.


In the past, Nadiya has been linked with fellow pro Brendan Cole, 43, and singer Lee Ryan, 36, in the previous series of the BBC show.

Fans are speculating whether this is the Strictly curse striking again.

One fan tweeted: "Well, well." Another replied: "This will take some explaining. There's striking up a rapport with your dance professional, then there's this."

A third said: "They were acting like honeymooners and star-crossed lovers. I hope they don't get in trouble for this."

In August, pro dancers Neil and Katya Jones split.

The couple’s relationship failed to recover from her snog with celeb partner Seann Walsh, 34. And last year’s Strictly winner Stacey Dooley, 32, left her long-term boyfriend for dance partner Kevin Clifton, 37.

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