They have been praised for their ‘romantic rapport’ by the judges on Strictly Come Dancing due to their sizzling dance moves and compatibility on the dancefloor.

And EastEnders star Davood Ghadami and his dance partner Nadiya Bychkova laughed off the idea that they might befall the show’s famous ‘curse’ – which has seen a number of celebrities split from their partners following the show.

The soap actor, 35 – who is happily married to wife of seven years, Isobel – and show newcomer Nadiya – who has a long-term boyfriend – were quizzed about how their partners coped with seeing them dancing together on the BBC ballroom competition.

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Laughing it off: EastEnders star Davood Ghadami and his dance partner Nadiya Bychkova laughed off the idea that they might befall Strictly Come Dancing's famous 'curse' - which has seen a number of celebrities split from their partners following the show

Laughing it off: EastEnders star Davood Ghadami and his dance partner Nadiya Bychkova laughed off the idea that they might befall Strictly Come Dancing’s famous ‘curse’ – which has seen a number of celebrities split from their partners following the show

Davood explained: ‘As an actor, I’m in intimate situations all the time. My wife is used to it happening.

‘I like to separate being on the show and going home and spending time with my family.

‘Whether you are a character or you’re a dancer, you’re doing a job. You really don’t have time to think of anything.’

Ukrainian beauty Nadiya also laughed off the idea, insisting that being in close proximity with each other is all part and parcel of the programme.

Davood explained: 'As an actor, I'm in intimate situations all the time. My wife is used to it happening'

Davood explained: 'As an actor, I'm in intimate situations all the time. My wife is used to it happening'

Davood explained: ‘As an actor, I’m in intimate situations all the time. My wife is used to it happening’

He continued: 'Whether you are a character or you're a dancer, you're doing a job. You really don't have time to think of anything'

He continued: 'Whether you are a character or you're a dancer, you're doing a job. You really don't have time to think of anything'

He continued: ‘Whether you are a character or you’re a dancer, you’re doing a job. You really don’t have time to think of anything’

Connection: They have been praised for their 'romantic rapport' by the judges on Strictly Come Dancing due to their sizzling dance moves and compatibility on the dancefloor

Connection: They have been praised for their 'romantic rapport' by the judges on Strictly Come Dancing due to their sizzling dance moves and compatibility on the dancefloor

Connection: They have been praised for their ‘romantic rapport’ by the judges on Strictly Come Dancing due to their sizzling dance moves and compatibility on the dancefloor

Putting in an appearance: Nadiya was clad in smart red trousers and a checked top

Putting in an appearance: Nadiya was clad in smart red trousers and a checked top

Putting in an appearance: Nadiya was clad in smart red trousers and a checked top

Putting in an appearance: Nadiya was clad in smart red trousers and a checked top

Putting in an appearance: Nadiya was clad in smart red trousers and a checked top

She said: ‘My boyfriend is OK with this, he knows I’m a professional dancer, he knows how it works.’

Nadiya caused a stir when she joined Strictly this autumn due to her stunning looks and past Playboy shoot.

Quizzed about what her boyfriend thought of her racy images by presenter Ben Shepherd, Nadiya appeared a little embarrassed.

She replied: ‘I’m very proud of my Playboy shoot, I love every photo I did. It’s not complicated for us.’

No curse here! Ukrainian beauty Nadiya also laughed off the idea, insisting that being in close proximity with each other is all part and parcel of the programme

No curse here! Ukrainian beauty Nadiya also laughed off the idea, insisting that being in close proximity with each other is all part and parcel of the programme

No curse here! Ukrainian beauty Nadiya also laughed off the idea, insisting that being in close proximity with each other is all part and parcel of the programme

She said: 'My boyfriend is OK with this, he knows I'm a professional dancer, he knows how it works'

She said: 'My boyfriend is OK with this, he knows I'm a professional dancer, he knows how it works'

She said: ‘My boyfriend is OK with this, he knows I’m a professional dancer, he knows how it works’

Demonstration: After revealing they would be performing the rumba this Saturday, Davood showed Ben some of his moves 

Demonstration: After revealing they would be performing the rumba this Saturday, Davood showed Ben some of his moves 

Demonstration: After revealing they would be performing the rumba this Saturday, Davood showed Ben some of his moves 

Mortified: Amanda Holden joked that she wanted to hide behind the sofa at the sight of Ben Shepherd wriggling his hips

Mortified: Amanda Holden joked that she wanted to hide behind the sofa at the sight of Ben Shepherd wriggling his hips

Mortified: Amanda Holden joked that she wanted to hide behind the sofa at the sight of Ben Shepherd wriggling his hips

The pair teased during their TV appearance that they would be performing the rumba on Saturday’s live show.

Davood was a little nervous about the routine, with Nadiya revealing it’s one of the most difficult dances for a man to perform.

The soap star – who was surprisingly in the bottom two earlier this month despite receiving one of the top scores – revealed that he has a major rival for his family’s support, Jonnie Peacock.

Davood’s young daughters Eva, five, and Grace, two, are such big fans of the Paralympic athlete that they insist on casting votes for him as well as their dad.

He enthused: ‘My kids are obsessed with it. My daughters hide behind the sofa when I dance!

Tough: Davood was a little nervous about the routine, with Nadiya revealing it's one of the most difficult dances for a man to perform

Tough: Davood was a little nervous about the routine, with Nadiya revealing it's one of the most difficult dances for a man to perform

Tough: Davood was a little nervous about the routine, with Nadiya revealing it’s one of the most difficult dances for a man to perform

Rivalry: The soap star - who was surprisingly in the bottom two earlier this month despite receiving one of the top scores - revealed that he has a major rival for his family's support, Jonnie Peacock 

Rivalry: The soap star - who was surprisingly in the bottom two earlier this month despite receiving one of the top scores - revealed that he has a major rival for his family's support, Jonnie Peacock 

Rivalry: The soap star – who was surprisingly in the bottom two earlier this month despite receiving one of the top scores – revealed that he has a major rival for his family’s support, Jonnie Peacock 

Cute: Davood's young daughters Eva, five, and Grace, two, are such big fans of the Paralympic athlete that they insist on casting votes for him as well as their dad

Cute: Davood's young daughters Eva, five, and Grace, two, are such big fans of the Paralympic athlete that they insist on casting votes for him as well as their dad

Cute: Davood’s young daughters Eva, five, and Grace, two, are such big fans of the Paralympic athlete that they insist on casting votes for him as well as their dad

‘It’s just nerves, they want it to go well! They’re such big fans of Jonnie, they see him as a superhero. I’ve been making him write messages to them!

‘They give him at least one vote for every three votes they give me.’

This comes after  Davood said his wife Isobel, need not worry about the Strictly Curse because his sex life is on hold until the show is over. 

The star revealed that training leaves his body ‘aching’ so that all he can do of an evening is crawl into bed – and he’s even admitted to being so exhausted that on occasion he’s forgotten to eat before dozing off.

Fuelling up: Elsewhere, Gemma Atkinson and her dance partner Aljaz Skorjanec were gearing up for another day of rehearsals 

Fuelling up: Elsewhere, Gemma Atkinson and her dance partner Aljaz Skorjanec were gearing up for another day of rehearsals 

Fuelling up: Elsewhere, Gemma Atkinson and her dance partner Aljaz Skorjanec were gearing up for another day of rehearsals 

Thumbs up: The soap star and Aljaz have been consistent throughout the competition so far

Thumbs up: The soap star and Aljaz have been consistent throughout the competition so far

Thumbs up: The soap star and Aljaz have been consistent throughout the competition so far

Davood, who scooped his highest score yet of 29 with the Ukranian beauty in the live show last week, told the Sun: ‘I haven’t got the time or the energy. At the moment, your head is full of steps, beats and timings. Your body is aching.

‘I’ve been working quite late, getting in early. I sometimes forget to eat that’s how bad it is. Even my most basic needs are overlooked.’

He added that while he hasn’t exactly imposed a full-on sex ban between himself and Isobel, he’s fully expecting to have to put all intimacy on hold until the end of his time on the show, which could be as late as mid-December.

Davood, who plays Kush Kazemi in the Walford-based drama, said: ‘It’s maybe an IOU… You know in the back of your mind that, worst case scenario, it’s to the middle of December and not forever.’

No such thing: Davood  says his wife of seven years, Isobel (left), need not worry about the Strictly - as he claims he's so tired after rehearsals with Nadiya that his sex life is on hold until the show is over

No such thing: Davood  says his wife of seven years, Isobel (left), need not worry about the Strictly - as he claims he's so tired after rehearsals with Nadiya that his sex life is on hold until the show is over

No such thing: Davood says his wife of seven years, Isobel (left), need not worry about the Strictly – as he claims he’s so tired after rehearsals with Nadiya that his sex life is on hold until the show is over

Aiming high: Davood and Nadiya scooped their highest score yet of 29 in the live show last week

Aiming high: Davood and Nadiya scooped their highest score yet of 29 in the live show last week

Aiming high: Davood and Nadiya scooped their highest score yet of 29 in the live show last week

The candid interview comes after judge Bruno Tonioli came under fire for his remarks about the pair’s chemistry.

Professional Brendan Cole accused Bruno of ‘lowering the tone’ by making racy remarks about the dancing companions.

After the pair – who are both married with children – glided across the floor in a Viennese waltz to Jessie Ware’s Say You Love Me, Bruno exclaimed: ‘I’m always so hot when I watch you two dance.’

Selfie fun: The soap star, 35, revealed that training with the sizzling dancer (both pictured) leaves his body 'aching' so that all he can do of an evening is crawl into bed - and he's even admitted to being so exhausted that on occasion he's forgotten to eat before dozing off

Selfie fun: The soap star, 35, revealed that training with the sizzling dancer (both pictured) leaves his body 'aching' so that all he can do of an evening is crawl into bed - and he's even admitted to being so exhausted that on occasion he's forgotten to eat before dozing off

Selfie fun: The soap star, 35, revealed that training with the sizzling dancer (both pictured) leaves his body ‘aching’ so that all he can do of an evening is crawl into bed – and he’s even admitted to being so exhausted that on occasion he’s forgotten to eat before dozing off

Close: Davood has shared various selfies during his time on Strictly with the former Playboy model. Both are married with children

Close: Davood has shared various selfies during his time on Strictly with the former Playboy model. Both are married with children

Close: Davood has shared various selfies during his time on Strictly with the former Playboy model. Both are married with children

Time out: Davood added that while he hasn't exactly imposed a full-on sex ban between himself and Isobel, he's fully expecting to have to put all intimacy on hold until he and Nadiya (pictured) finish the show, which could be as late as mid-December

Time out: Davood added that while he hasn't exactly imposed a full-on sex ban between himself and Isobel, he's fully expecting to have to put all intimacy on hold until he and Nadiya (pictured) finish the show, which could be as late as mid-December

Time out: Davood added that while he hasn’t exactly imposed a full-on sex ban between himself and Isobel, he’s fully expecting to have to put all intimacy on hold until he and Nadiya (pictured) finish the show, which could be as late as mid-December

Loving it: Despite previously being accused of 'lowering the tone' by discussing the pair's sexual chemistry, Bruno Tonioli exclaimed 'I'm always so hot when I watch you two dance'

Loving it: Despite previously being accused of 'lowering the tone' by discussing the pair's sexual chemistry, Bruno Tonioli exclaimed 'I'm always so hot when I watch you two dance'

Loving it: Despite previously being accused of ‘lowering the tone’ by discussing the pair’s sexual chemistry, Bruno Tonioli exclaimed ‘I’m always so hot when I watch you two dance’

Magical: Davood and Nadiya - who are both married with children - glided across the dancefloor in a Viennese waltz to Jessie Ware's Say You Love Me last Saturday

Magical: Davood and Nadiya - who are both married with children - glided across the dancefloor in a Viennese waltz to Jessie Ware's Say You Love Me last Saturday

Magical: Davood and Nadiya – who are both married with children – glided across the dancefloor in a Viennese waltz to Jessie Ware’s Say You Love Me last Saturday

He added: ‘The power of the romantic rapport you have. You really smoulder, you really connect when you dance.’ 

His comments were made in reaction to Bruno claiming that Davood and Nadiya looked as though they were ‘ready to race to the bedroom’ following their steamy Samba dance the week before.

Speaking in his Best magazine column, Brendan wrote: ‘I didn’t approve of Bruno’s comment to Davood and Nadiya the other week.

‘If it was said about two single people, like Mollie and AJ, then maybe it would have been OK – but both Davood and Nadiya have partners and children.

‘Strictly’s also a family show – imagine your kid asking you what “race to the bedroom” means?’ he added.  

'Romantic': Brendan Cole slammed Bruno for 'lowering the tone' with his remarks about the chemistry between the dance partners

'Romantic': Brendan Cole slammed Bruno for 'lowering the tone' with his remarks about the chemistry between the dance partners

‘Romantic’: Brendan Cole slammed Bruno for ‘lowering the tone’ with his remarks about the chemistry between the dance partners

Showing promise: The pair have delighted fans on the latest series of the televised dance contest

Showing promise: The pair have delighted fans on the latest series of the televised dance contest

Showing promise: The pair have delighted fans on the latest series of the televised dance contest



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