Strictly Come Dancing has seen no shortage of stars and professionals finding love with one another following their time on the BBC show.

The new-found relationships have led to the ballroom dance competition being plagued with rumours of a “Strictly curse” over the years.

While the majority of new couples were single when romance blossomed between the two, Seann Walsh – who was in a relationship at the time – and his dance partner Katya Jones – who is married to co-star Neil Jones – were pictured kissing last Wednesday. The pair both apologised for the “hurt” they had caused to those involved during Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two tonight.

The shock news saw relationship and life coach Michelle Zelli take a closer look at the supposed curse of Strictly.

Reflecting on past romances, the expert told Express.co.uk  she wasn’t surprised that love blossomed on the dance floor.

She said: “When we put two adults in a competitive situation, flood with copious amounts of adrenaline, naturally resulting from the intense pressure to perform, tension will mount.

“Now add weeks spent relentlessly working towards a high octane shared goal.

“To further ignite any possible spark of chemistry there’s the mutual focus on body moves perfecting those rhythm and grooves.”

Michelle went on to take a look at the psychology of dance, referring to comments made by dance psychologist, Dr Peter Lovatt, of The University of Hertfordshire.

Taking a closer look at the science behind the moves, the author and psychologist detailed the emotional aspect of the sport.

He said: “You appear to get a much bigger release of endorphins when you dance than during other forms of exercise; it also connects with the emotional centres in the brain.

“For many people, dancing prompts an emotional release – often that’s uncomplicated happiness, while for some it can make them cry. It’s cathartic – a letting go of pent-up emotions.”

Michele went on to highlight to Express.co.uk about how donning a pair of dancing shoes can “break down inhibitions” as well as creating more “intimacy”.

“Dancing is known to be a great way to break down inhibitions and enhance intimacy between humans,” she said.

“Spend weeks together through the highs and the lows, learning to move together, up close and personal.

“Add to this the time spent away from home, pressure adds intensity, strong feelings and emotional connection.”

The expert went on to hint that the amount of celebrities and dancers alike coupling up with one another hadn’t come as a surprise to her.

“Perhaps after all we shouldn’t be surprised, nor judgemental, when Strictly Come Dancing couples end up transgressing or even leaving their long term partners?

“The BBC has created a perfect recipe for passion, lust and infidelity,” Michelle claimed. “Which, by chance, also offers the benefit of endless headlines and publicity.”

Last week, body language expert Judi James shared her thoughts on their live performance on the show – which aired shortly before news of the kiss earlier in the week broke.

Reflecting on their dance moves, she said that the pair “clearly have something special”, however the specialist explained the two had seemed to be focusing on their own individual routines.

Strictly Come Dancing continues on Saturday at 6.40pm on BBC One.

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