Strictly Come Dancing ‘curse’ strikes BEFORE the show even starts as celeb dancer Jamie Laing is dumped by girlfriend Sophie Habboo


STRICTLY’s Jamie Laing has been struck by the curse after his girlfriend Sophie Habboo reportedly dumped him before the show.

It’s understood Sophie, 25, knew fellow Made In Chelsea star Jamie finds it tough to stay faithful and she wasn’t prepared to watch him cha-cha-cheating with a sexy female pro.

Jamie Laing has been dumped by Sophie Habboo
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According to Mail on Sunday, Sophie decided to cut ties with the radio presenter before he could get up to any hanky panky behind her back.

However, it comes just a day after Jamie declared he’d NEVER cheat on his girlfriend on the dancing show.

Speaking to The Mirror about his upcoming dancefloor debut, Jamie discussed the BBC ballroom’s infamous curse and how he wouldn’t dare to kiss his dance partner.

He said: “The Strictly curse is where you dance with your dance partner, get really close to them… I think that’s what happened to Seann Walsh.

“So many people have got with their Strictly dancers. I will still be seeing Habboo, I’m not going to start kissing my dancer!”

Sophie joined the E4 reality show for season 14

While hypothetically thinking of cheating on Sophie, Jaime said: “Imagine if she was front row, if I’d got to the end and potentially I was going to win it and there was all these rumours going around that I was flirting or getting with my partner.

“Habboo was on the front row but after the very last dance I spun her round and we started kissing!

“It wouldn’t be something I’d do!”

At the time of the announcement, Jamie appeared on ITV’s Loose Women and added that he’s not official with Sophie but said they were dating.

Jamie confirmed he had joined Strictly on Loose Women, after The Sun broke the news
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Jamie was dating his MIC co-star, 25
Sophie was not prepared to watch Jamie getting close to another woman
The reality star, 30, admitted he had imagined kissing his pro partner
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He shared: “We are not boyfriend and girlfriend, we are just dating. I haven’t told her I am doing the show. I am not too worried. I don’t think anyone wants to kiss me.”

In recent years, the notorious “curse” has led to a string of public break-ups as the celebrities move on with their dance partners.

Earlier this year it was revealed that newly crowned champion Stacey Dooley split from her boyfriend of five years and moved on with dance pro Kevin Clifton.


Winner Stacey Dooley split from her boyfriend of five years and moved on with dance pro Kevin Clifton[/caption]

While comedian Seann Walsh was dumped by his girlfriend, Rebecca Humphries, after being ­pictured kissing partner Katya Jones – who is ­married to fellow dancer Neil Jones.

Eternal singer Louise Redknapp’s marriage to footy ace Jamie ended soon after she came runner-up in 2016.

Rugby hunk Ben Cohen split from his wife and got together with dance partner Kristina Rihanoff in 2013.

Kristina had previously dated her 2009 partner, boxer Joe Calzaghe, after he split from his girlfriend.

Last month, Countdown host Rachel Riley married her 2013 Strictly partner Pasha Kovalev – after leaving her husband of 15 months soon after the series.

Meanwhile, Jamie joins footballer David James, comedian Chris Ramsey, EastEnders star Emma Barton, YouTuber Saffron Barker, actress Catherine Tyldesley, BBC Breakfast’s Mike Bushell and CBBC star Karim Zeroual for this year’s instalment of Strictly.

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