While Danny John-Jules and Amy Dowden collide, we look back at the most explosive couplings of the Strictly history

There have been many ranks in the past (Photo: WENN)

Strictly Come Dancing was hit with more drama this week among shocking statements Danny John-Jules was issued a final warning by the show's bosses for the alleged "overbearing" partner Amy Dowden.

The couple of dancers put a united front after a difficult performance on Saturday, but behind closed doors, it is said that the actor Red Dwarf "curses and screams" to Amy and "constantly" leaves her in tears.

But it is not the first time that there have been fractions.

While most of the dancing couples come out of the show with nothing but bright reflections one of the other, others struggle to find love in their rigorous pairing – and being a show of the BBC One live, the tension is too difficult to hide.

Just take a look at these celebrity pairings from the past.

Fern claimed that Artem had been offensive to him (Photo: Beretta / Sims / REX / Shutterstock)

Fern Britton and Artem Chigvintsev

Fern Britton thought his luck was when she was mated with the beautiful Russian ballerina Artem Chigvintsev, however the TV veteran later claimed that Artem "kicked" and "jostled" her during the session. training, also declaring that once he had told her: "Go back home before he kills you."

In the wake of his comments, Artem vehemently denied the claims, admitting he was shocked by his comments and insisting that there was no wrongdoing on his part.

"I think I treated Fern with respect and sincere care, and these statements about me are the opposite of everything I believe in and the person I am," said the professional dancer in a statement at the time. .

It was said that Kristina was "gutted" after collaborating with Daniel (Photo: WENN)

Kristina Rihanoff and Daniel O & # 39; Donnell

The controversial judge Craig Revel Horwood mixed potent Strictly in 2015 when he suggested that Russian dancer Kristina Rihanoff was dissatisfied with her famous partner Daniel O & # 39; Donnell.

The sour-tongue judge claimed that Kristina had been paired with Irish singer Daniel as "punishment" after enjoying post-Strictly novels with boxer Joe Calzaghe and current rugby star Ben Cohen.

Maintaining the BBC bosses did not want another Strictly scandal on their hands, Craig claimed that Kristina was "gutted" with her mating.

"When she was first paired with him, I think she was destroyed!" He told Woman Magazine.

"But it was pretty obvious that he would not have a hot and young celebrity after all that happened."

Reportedly, Anton made a racial insult against Laila in 2009 (Photo: WENN)

Anton Du Beke and Laila Rouass

The BBC received complaints in 2009 after professional dancer Anton Du Beke racially insulted Laila Rouass.

The BBC bosses have confirmed that Anton had defined the player actress as a p *** during an individual training session, but revealed that he would not be kicked off the show because he had apologized.

He arrived shortly after the reports claimed that the pro of the dance repeatedly left Laila in tears; made a joke about her live catsuit on the air; and presumably once asked her, "You're not a terrorist, are you?"

Fans of the show asked that Anton be fired on his comments amid "bullying" statements, but the dancer insisted that the comments were made "as a joke" and that no racism had occurred.

"I'm not a racist and I do not use racist language. During our rehearsals, Laila and I exchanged a large number of jokes – all for joke – and two weeks ago there was an occasion when this term was used between the two of us, "he said in a declaration at the time.

"There was no racist intent whatsoever, I apologize without reservation for any crime my actions may have caused."

Meanwhile, Laila confirmed that she "accepted" her apology and insisted that she "was really enjoying" by dancing with Anton.

Anton would have labeled Judy's shit & # 39; to dance (Photo: WENN)

Anton Du Beke and Judy Murray

Speaking of Anton, the ballroom dancer also managed to upset Judy Murray in 2014, after trying (rather cruelly) to aim for her dancing skills.

While Anton and Judy seemed friendly enough during their time on the show, the professional would brand Andy Murray's mother "shit" after being eliminated in ninth place.

Anton said: "It was a shit, why could not they give me Pixie Lott?"


Oti thought that Anthony was a "coglione" at the beginning (Photo: WENN)

Oti Mabuse and Anthony Ogogo

Oti Mabuse and Anthony Ogogo did not make the best of Strictly in 2015.

The professional dancer admitted to thinking that the English boxer was a "jerk" before being coupled with him – but in the end it went well.

"When we got together, I told Oti:" Did you like it when you first met me? "And she replied" No, not really, you look like a charlatan "," Anthony joked about the Sun.

"Really, to be honest, we did not make friends before we were picked up."

Pressed on what pushed her first wrong impression, Oti revealed that it had been "his face and his posture" that he had rejected.

Only that, then.

But while they initially did not know how it would work – "I think we both were like," What will we do with each other? & # 39; & # 39; He said Oti – the couple insisted for the end of the show, they "could not have had more fun together".

Steve made a formal complaint about Ola (Photo: WENN)

Steve Backshall and Ola Jordan

Strictly the stars are known to face a rather exhausting training regimen, with competitors having the duty to dance up to eight hours a day, five days a week.

Yes, it's not for the faint of heart.

However, Steve Backshall may not have well understood what he was up against after complaining to the BBC during his partnership with Ola Jordan in 2014, who had been bullied by the "rude and impatient" professional.

In fact, Steve's claims were so severe that the BBC chiefs had to make sure that the dancers couple were accompanied at all times in the wake of the complaint.

Sure you can say, Steve did not talk to Ola for "a good deal of time".


Lynda called Darren a "miserable git" (Photo: WENN)

Lynda Bellingham and Darren Bennett

Lynda Bellingham and Darren Bennett did not have the best of the Strictly races in 2009, finishing in 13th place overall.

And their relationship would be just as rocky as Lynda's widower Michael Pattemore revealed in his book, My Lynda, that he did not go along with his partner Darren Bennett.

While Strictly viewers did not know at the time, Michael claims that the late actress thought Michael was a "miserable idiot" who took dance rehearsals incredibly seriously, wanting to dance solidly and managing a strict policy. of fun.

"Even when they went to get a cup of coffee later, he said the boy was just white," he added.

Kelly and Brendan were known for having off-stage focus topics (Photo: WENN)

Kelly Brook and Brendan Cole

It was said that Kelly Brook and Brendan Cole had a tense relationship during their paring in 2007.

It was said that the dancer duo had a furious backstage in the sixth week as they practiced the Viennese waltz after Brendan had forgotten the steps. Awkward.

And it was not the first time they had clashed, after Brendan told Kelly that at a certain point they would not "surely" win.

Love your positivity, Brendan.

However, the duo had appeared to put their rift behind them five years later, as they gathered for the Strictly Christmas special in 2012.

Very mature, guys.

It was said that Karen was the reason why Will had left the show, but denied the claims (Photo: WENN)

Will Young and Karen Clifton

The garments were transformed in 2016 when the former Pop Idol winner, Will Young, came out of the show after only a few weeks.

The singer's dramatic output encouraged many to speculate on what might have upset him, after a series of promising routines had many believing they had victory in the bag.

While some have suggested that the pop star had walked because of the sharp criticism of his sauce to court judge Len Goodman, others claimed he had fallen with his partner Karen Clifton.

Afterwards, after having revealed that he was struck by a post-traumatic stress disorder, he also set the record, as well as a series of addictions.

Pamela and James got some of the highest scores in the competition (Photo: Steve Searle / WENN)

James Jordan and Pamela Stephenson

James Jordan admitted that he was initially "gutted" to be associated with Pamela Stephenson in 2010.

Speaking to Loose Women along with his wife and colleague Strictly pro Ola six years later, the dancer said that he originally wanted a younger partner, but Pamela, who was 61 at the time, has discovered surprising him.

"The year I got Pamela Stephenson I was a little gutted because she was a grandmother and a little older," James explained to shocked upsets from the Loose Women panel.

I'm a dancer. I know I do not dance like I did 10 years ago, it's a fact. Would I have wanted someone in the twenties with a dance workout? Of course, it makes my job easier. But in hindsight, I realized that this woman was fantastic when I started training her. "

In fact, the pair continued to derail expectations by winning the judges' ranking for the first three weeks of the competition and finally finishing in third place after scoring three perfect points.

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