Fleur East says Strictly’s racy outfits and sexy dances has been a ‘blessing’ for her marriage
Fleur East has said that Strictly Come Dancing has been a ‘blessing’ for her marriage, as the sexy dances and daring outfits have reignited the flame.
The singer-songwriter, 35, racked up perfect scores at Blackpool’s legendary ballroom and topped another week of Strictly this year.
But rather than feel the effects of the curse of the dance show on her relationship with husband Marcel Badiane-Robin, whom she has been with for 12 years, she has insisted that the seductive performances have done wonders for the couple in the long run.
‘A blessing’: Fleur East has said that Strictly Come Dancing has been a ‘blessing’ for her marriage, as the sexy dances and daring outfits have reignited the flame
Speaking on the Graham Norton Show, Fleur expressed her pride in reaching the top of the leader board last week.
She and her professional dance partner Vito Coppola scored the top 40 of the series with their partner’s choice dance to a Destiny’s Child Megamix.
“It’s the most iconic week on the show and to get there and score that well was amazing, especially since it’s been hard to be at the dance twice and take a lot of harsh criticism,” she told chat show host Graham.
And on the subject of the strict curse, he shut down any possibility of it affecting his marriage.
Racy: The singer-songwriter, 35, racked up perfect scores at Blackpool’s legendary ballroom and topped another week of Strictly this year.
Candid: But instead of feeling the effects of the curse of the dance show on her relationship with husband Marcel Badiane-Robin, whom she has been with for 12 years, she has insisted that the seductive performances have done wonders for the couple in the long run term.
“The show has been a blessing to my marriage, it’s been great,” she said.
‘We’ve been together for 12 years and how often in your marriage do you dress and look different every week, and can you do all these sexy dances in front of your husband?
‘After the Argentine tango it was as if we were getting married again! It was wonderful.
Many celebrities in long-term relationships and marriages have fallen victim to the dreaded Strictly curse.
Lovers: Fleur told Graham Norton: ‘We’ve been together for 12 years and how often in your marriage do you dress up and look different every week, and get to do all these sexy dances in front of your husband?’
In August, Olympic swimmer Adam Peaty and his girlfriend Eirianedd Munro became the latest couple to split after their stint on the show in 2021.
Stars spend hours training with their fellow professionals before taking the stage for passionate and intimate performances, and on many occasions this has left loved ones homeless.
Countdown math whiz Rachel Riley’s relationship with her professional partner Pasha Kovalev finally ended with her marriage to her husband of just one year.
Stacey Dooley’s boyfriend of five years, Sam Tucknott, 30, revealed that she had dumped him, calling his dance partner, thrice-married Kevin Clifton, 36, a slippery snake in an interview.
No curse around here: singer-songwriter says ‘that was like her and Marcel ‘remarried’ after performing Argentine tango
He was on the Friday night show alongside Daniel Craig, Clive Myrie, Sir Ian McKellen and John Bishop.
Performing live in the studio this week was Charlie Puth, who sang his new single Loser before joining Graham for a chat.
Earlier this week, Fleur was twenty minutes late for her own morning breakfast show on Hits Radio as she continues to struggle with her grueling ’15-hour work day’.
Co-hosts James Barr and Matt Haslam revealed the Strictly Come Dancing star was “missing in action” when they went on the air at 6 a.m.
The singer has been training for the BBC dance competition and fell asleep after rehearsing with partner Vito Coppola until 10pm the night before.
Star Studded: Daniel Craig also appeared on The Graham Norton Show this week, where he hilariously admitted that he “flatly ignored” instructions to speak with a Southern accent in his new movie Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.
James and Matt reassured listeners: ‘She’ll be here soon. She’s working 15 hour days right now, so we have to give her some slack!’
When Fleur finally went on the air, she admitted: “Slept a little too well last night guys, I was dancing until after 10pm which explains the bags under my eyes.” Bags for life!
The pair hope to impress judges Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse, Anton Du Beke and Shirley Ballas with their ‘Fleurito,’ a sultry rumba for the Sugababes Too Lost In You, this week.
Line-up: Fleur was on the Friday night chat show alongside Sir Ian McKellen, John Bishop Daniel Craig and Clive Myrie (left to right)