Olympic champion BANNED from Strictly by his WIFE because of the ‘Curse’


by Emma Dodds |
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Double Olympic champion James Cracknell has reportedly turned down a spot on this year's Strictly Come Dancing after the "Strictly Curse" claimed another victim in Louise Redknapp.

James, 45, who has won two gold medals in rowing for Team GB in the past, is married to presenter Beverley Turner with whom he shares three children.

But despite being happily married to Beverley since 2002, she has apparently FORBIDDEN him from taking part in the next series of Strictly Come Dancing - all because of the "Strictly Curse".

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Brooke Vincent

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Cheryl Baker

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Kem Cetinay

Kem, 21, appeared on reality show Love Island earlier this year, and has already become a massive star thanks to his friendship with co-star Chris Hughes, who was embroiled in a heated argument with Katie Price.

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Candice Brown

Candice, who won The Great British Bake Off 2016, will appear as a contestant on the ice skating talent show.

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Max Evans

Max, along with Candice, was confirmed to appear on the show on Chris Evans' BBC Radio Two show.

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Jake Quickenden

Jake, who appeared on the singing show in both 2012 and 2014, was confirmed on Lorraine. He said: "I'm terrified. I had my first training session yesterday - I was freezing! Ice is cold!"

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Monty Panesar

Speaking on BBC Radio Five Live, Monty announced his signing to the show as the seventh celeb. leave the show

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Lemar Obika

Due to Monty's injury, Lemar has stepped in as a back-up to take part in Dancing On Ice 2018. He's been rehearsing in secret just in case anyone seriously injured themselves, and now he's stepped up to the plate.

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Alex Beresford

Alex confirmed his appearance after he presented a weather segment on Good Morning Britain.

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Donna Air

Donna, 38, who once dated James Middleton - brother of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, previously appeared on Splash!, a show fronted by Tom Daly which saw celebs learn how to dive.

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Perri Shakes-Drayton

Perri, 28, who competed as a sprinter in the 2012 London Olympics, confirmed her appearance in an interview on BBC Radio 1Xtra.

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Antony Cotton

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Stephanie Waring

Stephanie, 39, confirmed that she was the last celebrity to sign up to the show which is due to air in January next year.

According to The Sun, James was up for being on the show after being approached by show bosses to appear - but his wife was not having any of it.

A source told the paper: "James was offered Strictly but his wife Bev said there was no way it was happening.

"James was up for taking part as it's a good way to boost his profile again but Bev said no."

Ooh er.

James Cracknell
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This comes after Strictly 2016 runner-up Louise Redknapp divorced her husband of 19 years Jamie following a stint on the show.

The pair, who were thought to be rock solid, were granted a divorce at the end of last year after Louise was thought to have found a new lease of life following the show.

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Shockingly, it was reported that Strictly bosses approached Jamie to appear on the show last week - and were unsurprisingly turned down.

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