Nicola Adams’ girlfriend Ella Baig has laughed off the Strictly curse now that the Olympic champion has been paired with stunning professional dancer Katya Jones.
The 22-year-old model has been dating 37-year-old gold medal winning athlete Nicola since 2018 and is proud to see her dancing in the first ever Strictly same-sex pairing with the current 2020 season.
On Saturday night, Nicola was unveiled to be dancing with 31-year-old dance professional Katya – who famously split from her Strictly dance pro husband Neil Jones, 38, last year after she had been caught snogging her 2018 Strictly dance partner Seann Walsh in the midst of the 16th season.
But Ella is confident her romance with Nicola will not be derailed by the alleged Strictly ‘curse’ which traditionally claims at least one relationship each year.
Speaking to The Sun on Sunday, Ella declared: “I’m not worried about the curse. Nicki and me are best friends so I don’t really see anyone as competition and she doesn’t either.
“We did have a conversation about the ‘curse,’ and we agreed I would meet her dance partner so there are no hard feelings or jealousy there.
“Once you find someone you genuinely get on with you can walk past the most attractive person in the world and you don’t even know they are there.
“The grass is never greener on the other side and me and Nicki have a lot of history together, so I don’t think anyone is going to steal her off me.”
She also declared she is not a jealous girlfriend and foresees no issue with her lover being “surrounded” by beautiful dancers during her time on Strictly.
Nicola and Katya are making Strictly history in 2020 as the first ever same-sex pairing on the long-running BBC show.
Over the years, a number of stars that have featured on Strictly have seen their marriages and romances collapse while starring on the show – or soon after.
It has been suggested the curse may have already struck the 2020 series as contestant and Good Morning Britain presenter Ranvir Singh announced her marriage had ended before she had even slipped in to a sequin dress.
The 43-year-old political expert revealed in September that she had split from husband, Ramjet Dehal, had ended – just days after she was unveiled as a 2020 contestant.