The Strictly curse has broken some of the most solid relationships in showbiz.
All that close contact, those skimpy outfits, the hours of getting sweaty together in rehearsals and enduring the highs and lows of the competition mean some couples feel they need to be together.
Louise and Jamie Redknapp , Ben and Abby Cohen, Georgia May Foote and Sean Ward and Seann Walsh and Rebecca Humphries have all fallen victim to the curse.
But there’s a flipside to all that romance on the dancefloor – it can make some fall hopelessly in love.
Here are the couples whose time of the sparkliest show on TV looks set to have led to everlasting love.
Joe Sugg and Dianne Buswell
Joe Sugg and Dianne Buswell look loved up and set to last
Joe and Dianne made it to the Strictly final – and confirmed their romance shortly afterwards
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They didn’t confirm their romance until the show was over but the sizzling chemistry between blogger Joe and his his dance pro blazed from the screen as vividly as Dianne’s hair.
In an Instagram post that’s since been liked over one million times, Joe, 27, captioned a picture of them both staring into each other’s eyes: “I may not have won the glitter ball, but I’ve won something a million times more special.”
It seems they fell for each other almost as soon as they took their first steps.
Because Dianne , 29, broke up with her boyfriend Emmerdale actor Anthony Quinlan, 33, just three weeks into the series.
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Now Joe, who has 5.8 million Insta followers, is on the Strictly tour with Dianne and has filled his timeline with loved-up pictures of them together.
Things look serious – Dianne has already met Joe’s family.
They’ve even been on a couples’ retreat with his famous sister Zoe, 28, known online as Zoella, and her boyfriend Alfie Deyes, 25.
We reckon this cute couple will last.
Ashley Roberts and Giovanni Pernice
Cupid’s arrow struck these two even though they weren’t partners on the show
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The couple even spent Christmas together – which shows they’re committed
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Strictly’s arrow can strike even between Strictly stars who aren’t partners, as Gemma and Gorka know well.
Ex Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts , 37, won a place in the final with Pasha Kovalev but it was former Steps dancer Faye Tozer’s partner Giovanni Bernice, 28, who won her heart.
Both denied any romance, with Ashley saying back in November: “ Giovanni and I are just friends and I’m single.”
Speculation still swirled, with reports they were “full on snogging and touching in front of everyone” at the Strictly wrap party.
Then they were spotted kissing in Miami at the end of December.
Yesterday on ITV’s Lorraine, Giovanni – who dated his former Strictly partner, Corrie star Georgia May Foote, for nine months after they were partnered in the 2015 series – shyly confirmed that he and Ashley have partnered up in real life.
Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez
Gorka and Gemma have matching six packs and look more loved up than ever
They weren’t partnered together in Strictly 2017 but perhaps their matching six packs meant Gemma and Gorka were made for each other.
Ex Hollyoaks star Gemma, 34, reached the final with her dance partner Aljaz Skorjanec, 28, as did Gorka, 28, and singer Alexandra Burke, 30.
They were dogged with rumours of serious flirting throughout the show.
But both insist they did not get together until after the final when they got to know each other a lot better on the Strictly tour.
Recently they moved in together.
Gemma said: “He makes me so happy, he really does. I’ve been on my own for around three years, and now I’m living with Gorka.
"It’s like living with your best mate.”
Flavia Cacace and Jimi Mistry
orrie star Jimi and dancing pro Flavia Cacace had real life chemistry
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Jimi Mistry and Flavia Cacace married in 2013 proving the curse can work both ways
Sultry Flavia, 38, was known as fellow pro Vincent Simone’s other half and together they were Tango World Champions.
In the fifth series of Strictly back in 2007, their 11-year romance came to an abrupt and public end as it was clear she and her dance partner, EastEnders star Matt Di Angelo, 31, were close on and off the dancefloor.
In what would become a pattern often repeated by smitten Strictly stars, Flavia and Matt didn’t go public until after the show and were together for three years.
In 2010, a few weeks after breaking up with Matt, Flavia confirmed she was dating her latest Strictly partner Jimi Mistry, 46.
Flavia was worried she’d be judged harshly for falling for two contestants.
She said: “I couldn’t believe it. I thought, ‘Oh God, please now! But we couldn’t help it. It was fate.”
This one is for keeps – they married in 2013.
Rachel Riley and Pasha Kovalev
Rachel Riley and Pasha Kovalev were partnered in Strictly 2013
Rachel and Pasha didn’t comfirm their romance until months after the show
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When Countdown star Rachel, 32, was partnered with Russian pro Pasha in Strictly 2013, it coincided with her split from husband Jamie Gilbert after 16 months of marriage.
Both insist they didn’t become close away from the rehearsal room until after Rachel’s marriage broke up.
They didn’t confirm their romance until nine months after the end of the show and have been an item ever since.
Rachel, 32, and Pasha, 38, now live together in London.
Knowing the strength of the Strictly curse, Rachel says she cannot bear to watch Pasha dance with anyone else on the show.
And it sounds like true love.
Rachel said: “Pasha’s gorgeous, he’s amazing when you need a bit of support that’s when you know you’re with the nice person. He’s a good egg.”
Ben Cohen and Kristina Rihanoff
Ben Cohen’s partnership with Kristina Rihanoff led to a split with his wife
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Kristina, 41, has form for partnering up with her celeb pros.
In 2009 she and Welsh boxer Joe Calzaghe, 46, became as intimate in real life as they were in their their steamy dance routines.
But after four years together, they split when Kristina said Joe did not want to get married and have a family.
In 2013 she was partnered with rugby star Ben Cohen, 40.
Their dance floor flirting and affair led to the break-up of Ben’s 12-year marriage to Abby Blayney, who is mum to their twin girls.
Rugby star Ben and dancing pro Kristina now have a seven-month-old daughter
Abby and Ben had been together for 23 years.
Abby said: “If it wasn’t for that woman, me and Ben would still be married.”
Kristina has lasted the course with Ben and announced her pregnancy in the Big Brother house in January 2016.
They now have a daughter, Mila.
Kristina said: “Couples get together and couples break up on these shows.
"It’s because you’re with each other for quite long periods of time, 24/7, and it’s quite intense so you get to know another person quite quickly.
"And of course, you’re building a friendship.”