Strictly’s biggest feuds through the years amid Katie McGlynn and Gorka Marquez tension rumours
While the Strictly curse is well known, less is said about the contestants that don't exactly hit it off with their professional dance partners,
Producers may carefully consider each pairing. However, that doesn't stop the occasional fallout from occurring.
In this series, there are already rumours that soap star Katie McGlynn isn't faring too well with pro partner Gorka Marquez.
Viewers reported 'tension' between the pair, while it is also rumoured that Katie and Gorka have disagreed on how much time is needed to rehearse each week.
But this is small fry in comparison to the Strictly bust-ups we've seen over the show's 18 series.
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Danny John-Jules and Amy Dowden
Danny John-Jules was accused of bullying his Strictly pro partner Amy Dowden after things got heated during rehearsals.
The Red Dwarf actor is believed to have told Amy, "I'm the star, not you!" before storming out and leaving her in tears.
A source at the time said: "Danny swears and shouts at Amy a lot. She's in bits."
Later, Danny insisted there was no argument but a "difference of opinion".
Fern Britton and Artem Chigvintsev
Ferne Britton reported that things were beyond unpleasant behind the scenes with Artem Chigvintsev.
The This Morning presenter claimed the pro "kicked" and "shoved" her during training.
He denied the claims, saying: "I believe I treated Fern with respect and genuine care, and these claims about me are the opposite of everything I believe in and the person I am."
Kristina Rihanoff and Daniel O'Donnell
Kristina Rihanoff was said to be 'gutted' when she was paired with Daniel O'Donnell.
After a series of relationships with her previous partners, Craig Revel Horwood claims the pro was disappointed in 2015 after being paired with singer Daniel.
"When she first got paired with him I think she was gutted!" he told Woman Magazine.
"But it was rather obvious she wasn't going to get a hot, young celeb after everything that has happened."
Anton Du Beke and Laila Rouass
Anton du Beke landed himself in hot water when it was claimed he used a racist slur against his celebrity partner Laila Rouass in 2009.
The press reported that he referred to her as a 'p***' in a training session and asked 'whether she was a terrorist.'
The dance pro later claimed what he'd said it was "banter" and "in jest".
He insisted: "I am not a racist, and I do not use racist language.
"During our rehearsals, Laila and I have exchanged a great deal of banter – entirely in jest – and two weeks ago, there was an occasion where this term was used between the two of us.
"There was no racist intent whatsoever. I apologise unreservedly for any offence my actions might have caused."
Lynda Bellingham and Darren Bennett
Lynda Bellingham signed up for the 2009 series of Strictly, teamed with professional dancer Darren Bennett.
Her widower Michael Pattemore revealed in his book, My Lynda, that she didn't get on with her partner and called him a "miserable git".
He wrote how Lynda said he operated a strict "no fun allowed" policy and took dancing rehearsals incredibly seriously.
"Even when they went for a cup of coffee afterwards, she said the guy was just blank," he added.
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