What strict curse? Fleur East explains how strictly she’s been a ‘blessing’ for her marriage RS News

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While many celeb partners have had good reason to worry about their other famous halves signing up for Strictly Come Dancing over the years, due to the infamous “Strict Curse,” apparently that hasn’t been the case for the hubby. from Fleur East.

In fact, the singer’s appearance on this year’s BBC dance series has had the opposite effect and has done wonders for her relationship with husband Marcel Badiane-Robin.

During an appearance on the Graham Norton Show this week, the former X Factor finalist said Strictly had been a “blessing” to their marriage, and one routine in particular made Quite the impression.

Fleur East and her husband Marcel Badiane-Robin

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“The show has been a blessing to my marriage, it’s been great,” Fleur told Graham.

“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?”

And he added: “After the Argentine Tango it was as if we were getting married again! It was wonderful.

Fleur previously revealed that Marcel is so supportive of her Strictly trip that he had been encouraging her to turn up the heat before she performed her Argentine tango last month.

talking about her Hit Radio breakfast show, Fleur revealed: “[The Argentine Tango is] very hot and steamy and obviously very hard to get into the mode of that!

“It’s quite awkward when you’re in rehearsals. It’s like ‘this is weird’. But we both said we need to do one where we go all the way, and commit to that passion and that emotion.

“So we tried it, and it was pretty intense, and my husband Marcel was there watching and at the end of the dance he said ‘hmmm… More!’ I was like ‘What? Are you sure?!’. He said, ‘You have to commit to this and you have to give it 100%.'”

The Graham Norton show airs Fridays at 10:40pm on BBC One and is also available on BBC iPlayer.

Strictly Come Dancing returns Saturday night at 6:30pm on BBC One.

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