Strictly Launch Show And FIrst Strictly Romance of 2014 Is Revealed – tonight saw the launch of the 12th series of Strictly Come Dancing with the new series pairings revealed as we also learnt today of a new Strictly romance.
The launch show saw some new professionals make their debut as well as the first sighting of this year’s crop of Strictly celebrities. It also was the beginning of the Tess Daly/Claudia Winkleman co-hosting partnership and saw Sir Bruce Forsyth take to the Strictly stage to hand over his presenting mantle to Claudia.
Almost of more interest than all of this though was the news that Rachel Riley and her Strictly dance partner Pasha Kovalev have announced that they have been an item for some while.
Pasha confirmed the news to the UK media today. Although there is no suggestion that they were dating at the time of the show they did keep in touch after their time dancing together and earlier this year love blossomed.
Rachel announced the end of her marriage to Jamie Gilbert in November last year, just a few days after she and Pasha were voted off the show. Read the rest of this entry »