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14 October 2019 02:53

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Susanna Reid insists Kevin Clifton didn't cause Dominic Cotton split as she talks 'Strictly Curse'

Susanna Reid has insisted her friendship with Kevin Clifton did not cause the breakdown of her relationship with Dominic Cotton. Speaking on Loose Women, the Good Morning Britain presenter said that she's still in touch with the dancing pro and her ex partner, as she laughed off claims of the so-called 'curse.' It comes after it was revealed that Strictly winner Stacey Dooley has been secretly dating Kevin for several months, following an explosive interview with her ex-boyfriend Sam Tucknott. Not the case: Susanna Reid has insisted her friendship with Kevin Clifton did not cause the breakdown of her relationship with Dominic Cotton Susanna explained that despite rumours surrounding her relationship with Kevin, things between them have always been strictly platonic. The breakfast presenter also addressed the show's so-called 'curse,' by admitting that that backstage the show is like 'one big Christmas party.' Done: The Good Morning Britain star said she's still 'fantastic friends' with her ex partner Dominic, who she split from in 2014 - three months after her Strictly stint Candid: Susanna explained that despite rumours surrounding her relationship with Kevin, things are have always been strictly platonic Susanna also insisted that the timing of her 2014 split from Dominic - three months after her Strictly stint - was wholly coincidental. It comes after it was revealed that Kevin had been secretly dating his celebrity partner Stacey, after the pair were crowned series champions in December.

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Open: The breakfast presenter also addressed the show's so-called 'curse,' by admitting that that backstage the show is like 'one big Christmas party' Open: She said: 'Kevin and I got on like a house on fire. Shocking: It comes after it was revealed that Kevin was secretly dating his 2018 celebrity partner Stacey Dooley, following an explosive interview with her ex Sam Tucknott Kevin has yet to comment on his new headline-grabbing romance, but Stacey took to Twitter on Monday to insist there 'are two sides to every story' after her ex Sam branded Kevin 'a rat'. The news came to light after Stacey's ex Sam told the Mail On Sunday their relationship was already under strain, and he first discovered their romance after finding text messages between the pair. Insiders have since claimed that Stacey, known for her hard-hitting BBC Three documentaries, 'dumped' Sam for Kevin as he was 'better for her image,' according to The Mirror. Daytime star: Susanna also addressed her decision to quit drinking last year, confessing she was stood up by a date after they discovered she was teetotal During her daytime appearance, Susanna also addressed her decision to quit drinking last year, confessing she was stood up by a date after they discovered she was teetotal.

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The Strictly curse has reared its head yet again amid claims that 2018 champion Stacey Dooley is 'dating' her show partner Kevin Clifton. The documentarian and reigning Glitterball trophy holder was reported last month to have broken up with her boyfriend Sam Tucknott, with her ex since claiming that he later found a message from Kevin on her phone while moving out of their flat. Stacey was revealed last month to have split from Sam, her boyfriend of three years – with the personal trainer later claiming that he found a message from Kevin Clifton on her phone as he prepared to move out of their flat. He went on to say that Stacey told him she didn't start 'entertaining' Kevin until after their relationship was over Prior to this reports had suggested that Stacey had been struggling to maintain her relationship with Sam while on the road for the Strictly Live tour – before going straight back into filming all around the world. Comedian Seann Walsh was dumped by girlfriend Rebecca Humphries after he was caught kissing his dance partner Katya Jones – who is married to fellow Strictly dancer Neil Jones – on a night out.

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Rebecca, who had been with Seann for five years, later confirmed she had ended things with Seann in a candid break-up letter which she posted to Twitter, revealing that the incident had occurred on her birthday – and telling followers that the ordeal had reminded her that she is a 'strong, capable person' and not a victim. The former Eternal singer split from her husband of 19 years just months after appearing on the show in 2016, in which she went all the way to the final with pro partner Kevin Clifton. While it was rumoured that the Strictly curse had once again reared its head, Louise has since denied that either Kevin or the show played a part in her divorce. The Corrie, who star reached the final of the 2015 series with pro partner Giovanni Pernice, was dating co-star Sean Ward at the time. However they split once the competition was over, with Georgia later admitting she and Giovanni were in a relationship, although denied that romance had blossomed between the pair during the show.

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Rachel Riley was married to her university boyfriend Jamie Gilbert when she took to the floor of the 2013 series with Pasha Kovalev – although their time on the show together was short-lived with the Countdown star being the fifth to be eliminated. The rugby star partnered Kristina in the 2013 series of the show, when he was married to Abby Blayney, the mother of his twin daughters Harriette and Isabelle. Pro dancer Flavia Cacace was in a relationship with Vincent Simone before being teamed up with the former EastEnders star on the 2007 series. The Strictly curse reared its head for Flavia yet again after she was partnered with actor Jimi in 2010 – getting together with him weeks after she split from Matt. The earliest victims of the Strictly curse were Natasha and Brendan, who were champions of the very first series back in 2004. The couple found themselves at the centre of affair speculation after both split from their partners at the time – Natasha from Mike Barnard and Brendan from his fiancee Camilla Dallerup, who went on to be a future Strictly champion with Tom Chambers in 2008. Brendan, meanwhile, said that he 'didn't cross any lines with Natasha', adding that his relationship with Camilla ended early on in the series 'so what happened happened after that'. Former Strictly Come Dancing pro Kristina Rihanoff says it was only a matter of time before the 'curse' struck again, with Stacey Dooley said to be its latest victim. Stacey, 32, has split from boyfriend Sam Tucknott, 30, and apparently waltzed off with dance partner Kevin Clifton after reportedly falling for each other on the Strictly tour. And Kristina - who dated her 2009 partner Joe Calzaghe before getting with 2013 contestant Ben Cohen - said on-set romances are impossible to avoid. "My husband, who I was with for 23 years, unconditionally loved and was completely loyal to in every respect, has left me for a f * g Russian dancer,' she raged to The Sun. Clelia Murphy has told how she could never have been hit by the Strictly curse - because she was always too tired. Clelia Murphy has told how she could never have been hit by the Strictly curse - because she was always too tired. 'All I ever wanted was a bath and peppermint tea' - Clelia Murphy thinks the Strictly curse is exaggerated The latest celebrity said to have fallen foul of the Strictly jinx is last year's winner, Stacey Dooley (32). The BBC journalist is said to be dating her professional dance partner, 36-year-old Kevin Clifton. However, Clelia said all she ever wanted to do after Dancing With The Stars was enjoy "a nice hot bath and a cup of peppermint tea". The 43-year-old former Fair City star made it to the show's quarter-finals with professional partner Vitali Kozmin (32). Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton (Gareth Fuller/PA) The rugby star dropped in to Cork's Everyman Theatre this week to see Clelia play Eileen, the mother, in the stage adaptation of the Maeve Binchy novel Light A Penny Candle, which runs until tomorrow. Clelia said she was also going to hit the gym with Peter, something the pair started doing during Dancing With The Stars. Clelia said she was straight into rehearsals for the play when she was voted off Dancing With The Stars at the beginning of last month. Stacey Dooley's romance with dance partner Kevin Clifton confirmed Strictly Come Dancing's Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton are dating. The heartbroken former boyfriend of TV presenter Stacey Dooley has revealed the Strictly Come Dancing winner is dating pro Kevin Clifton. Personal trainer Sam Tucknott, 30, recalled the moment he saw a devastating text from Kevin saying 'I love you' pop up on Stacey's phone. Sam, who was clearing his stuff from Stacey's flat when he found out, told The Sun: "The blame is with Kevin. Stacey Dooley and Sam Tucknott in happier times. Sam revealed he was the one who had encouraged the star to go on Strictly - despite the history of relationship breakdowns related to the BBC1 show. The news is still fresh but professional dancer Anton Du Beke has thrown his hat into the ring to replace Dame Darcey Bussell on the Strictly Come Dancing judging panel after she sensationally quit last week. Picture: BBC / Strictly Come Dancing

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