Her sweetheart Nicola Adams was confirmed to partner with Katya Jones on the launch episode of Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday.
And now the boxer’s model girlfriend Ella Baig, 22, has revealed that she’s convinced their relationship won’t become yet another victim of the infamous Strictly Curse.
Speaking to The Sun Sunday, Ella said: “I’m not worried about the curse. Nicki and I are best friends so I don’t really see anyone as a competition and neither does she.
Confident: Nicola Adams’ girlfriend Ella Baig said she didn’t think their relationship would become another victim of the infamous Strictly curse (pictured together last Saturday)
The model continued, “The grass is never greener on the other side and Nicki and I have a lot of history together, so I don’t think anyone is going to steal it from me.
“We had a conversation about the ‘curse’, and we agreed that I would meet his dance partner so that there would be no hard feelings or jealousy. “
Ella added that she was relaxed about her partner being surrounded by “attractive” dancers, as she also works with other stunning women as a model.
And Nicola, 37, also expressed confidence in their relationship surviving the show’s pressure, saying she and Ella were “strong.”
Dance partners: The model added that she had met Katya Jones and that there was no “jealousy” of Nicola and the Russian dancer competing on the show (photo from launch episode)
Also speaking to the post, Nicola said her love was very supportive before her stint on the show and added that dance partner Katya “smokes hot”.
The Strictly “curse” is seen when one or more members of a couple clash on BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing.
The couple are typically torn apart by time issues or a partner’s attraction to someone else on the show, which in the past has led to divorces, breakups, engagement cancellations, etc.
Katya is no stranger to the idea, as she was caught kissing her dance partner Seann Walsh in 2018 when she was married to fellow pro Neil Jones, 38. The couple separated 10 months after the scandal.
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Love: Ella added that no one is going to ‘steal Nicola’ from me because they have a lot of history together
Former boxer Nicola and professional dancer Katya, 31, have been confirmed as a couple and made history as the show’s first-ever gay couple, with fans hailing the duo as ‘pioneers’ on the Saturday night show.
Speaking before the duo, the sports star said, “I was the first woman to win an Olympic boxing medal in 2012, the first woman to win the Commonwealth Games gold medal, the first woman to become double Olympic champion. I love these little firsts in history! “
Nicola was surprised by professional dancer Katya at the Royal Albert Hall in London where she had her last professional fight in 2019, the dancer appeared behind a huge sparkling disco ball.
Special significance: Nicola was surprised by professional dancer Katya at the Royal Albert Hall in London where she had her last professional fight in 2019 for the big reveal
A dream! Katya was thrilled when she started screaming and jumping and said, “It’s a dream, honestly,” Nicola adding, “I’m super excited to be paired with Katya, absolutely buzzing. “
Katya was elated as she started to scream and jump, she said, “It’s a dream, honestly,” Nicola adding, “I’m super excited to be paired with Katya, absolutely buzzing. “
The duo then practiced a few dance moves and were already “in sync”, Nicola said: “I got a little taste of what’s to come!
Back in the studio, presenter Claudia said: “Nicola, you like premieres, it’s a first, you wanted a woman and you wanted someone competitive, I give you Katya.
Speaking about what choreography fans can expect, Katya said, “I think the beauty of this partnership is… it’s never been done before on Strictly. So basically we’re free to do whatever we want, there aren’t really any set rules!
Judge Craig was delighted with the couple and said: “I can’t wait to see Nicola and Katya, this is the first time that a pro girl has had the opportunity to lead the dance which is really super exciting. for Katya.
“Obviously she must have dragged a lot of people on the floor already, honey, and pretended not to be leading!” I think it’s going to be a great partnership, really.
In sync: The duo then practiced a few dance moves and were already “in sync”, Nicola said: “I got a little glimpse of what’s to come!
It had been reported for weeks that the duo would team up after they were spotted leaving the set with fellow pro Karen Hauer who was allegedly “gutted” for losing to Katya.
The other couples revealed on the show were Jamie and Karen Hauer, Maisie and Gorka Marquez, Caroline Quentin and Johannes Radebe, Jason Bell and Luba Mushtuk, and Max George and Dianne Buswell.
The Strictly duets were completed by Ranvir Singh and Giovanni Pernice, Clara Amfo and Aljaz Skorjanec, Bill Bailey and Oti Mabuse, JJ Chalmers and Amy Dowden, Hrvy and Janette Manrara, and the Right Honorable Jacqui Smith and Anton du Beke.
Keep dancing! The Strictly class is pictured (top left) Max George, Nicola Adams, Caroline Quentin, Bill Bailey, Jamie Laing, JJ Chalmers, Clara Amfo, Ranvir Singh, (bottom) Caroline Quentin, HRVY, Jason Bell, Maisie Smith