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Nicola Adams, 37, has made history on Strictly Come Dancing 2020 by being one half of the show’s first same-sex pairing with Katya Jones, 31. The boxer’s girlfriend Ellie Baig, 22, has said she isn’t worried about Nicola dancing with another female and said she is keen to meet her pro partner.
She said: “I’m not worried about the curse.
“Nicki and me are best friends so I don’t really see anyone as competition and she doesn’t either.
“We did have a conversation about the ‘curse’ and we agreed I would meet her dance partner so there are no hard feelings or jealousy there.”
She concluded to The Sun on Sunday: “The grass is never greener on the other side and me and Nicki have a lot of history together, so I don’t think anyone is going to steal her off me.”
The term ”curse” is often used to describe when a celebrity or pro’s relationship has broken down during or shortly after their time on the show.
Nicola and Ella have been dating for over two years.
The Strictly hopeful recently addressed the importance of her dancing in a same-sex pairing this series.
She revealed: “It was important to me because of diversity.
“I just wanted to do something different and I didn’t get the big deal being paired with another female.
“We go to nightclubs and girls dance with girls all the time and professional female dancers dance with girls all the time, so I don’t think it’s a big deal.”
She added to Daily Star online: “I think it’s really good to be able to show diversity for the younger generation.”
Nicola and Katya’s partnership was unveiled on the launch show last weekend.
Following this, the dancing duo have been giving fans an insight into their training session on Instagram.
Earlier this week, the dancing professional jokingly pretended to be a boxer in Nicola’s outfit during a rehearsal.
Yesterday, the Strictly hopeful also told fans training had been “too much” ahead of their first live show this weekend.
“She told me she was tough,” Katya said to the camera.
“I am tough,” the boxer replied, defiantly.
Earlier today, the dancer filmed Nicola demonstrating some boxing moves in the mirror.
“No more boxing, we’ve spent a week opening on the chest and posture,” Katya wrote over the clip.
This Saturday, the pair will take to the dance floor for the first live show.
Strictly Come Dancing continues this Saturday at 7.25pm on BBC One.
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