Strictly’s most controversial couples ever after that Danny John-Jules drama

We’ve all heard of the Strictly Come Dancing curse.

Many celebrity couples have split after one of them has fallen for their professional dancing partner on the BBC One show.

But what about when tensions between the dancing duo go completely the other way?

Red Dwarf star Danny John-Jules’ comments about his partner Amy Dowden have seen him become the favourite to be eliminated by the public this weekend.

Viewers appear to have turned on him following his bust-up with the dancer.

Danny left his distraught professional partner in tears as she ran out of rehearsals on Wednesday.

Amy sobbed as she ran producers of the BBC show, saying: "I can’t go on with him any more."

After that, Mirror Online takes a look at the most controversial couples to ever hit the Strictly dancefloor together…

Fern Britton and Artem Chigvintsev

Well everyone talks about how brutal the Strictly training can be, but no one had ever warned that the brutality could be directly from your own dance partner!

Following their time on Strictly, Fern Britton claimed that her hunky Russian partner actually used to shove and kick her in training – claims which Artem wholeheartedly denied.

She even went as far as to say that he shouted "Get out before I kill you" at her! Artem responded saying that he always treated Fern respectfully and was shocked by the accusations she made, in a statement about the 2012 series.

Tough love training or not – they were fifth to be eliminated, so at least she didn’t have to put up with her ‘all teeth and muscles’ dance partner for too long.

Judy Murray and Anton Du Beke

Another Strictly star who likes to comment after the show is Anton Du Beke.

Following the 2014 Strictly season with his dance partner, tennis coach Judy Murray, Anton declared his true feelings to an entire boxing crowd!

At a charity boxing match a week after the pair’s elimination from the show, Anton announced that Andy Murray’s mother was "s**t", and said: "Why couldn’t they have given me Pixie Lott?"

It is very possible that he was joking, as he successfully had the crowd in stitches, but a source says he did look ‘exasperated’.

Whatever the circumstances, we’re pretty sure calling your partner "s**t" to a room full of people isn’t the best idea to ensure a future friendship! But, he’s said worse…

Ola Jordan and Steve Backshall

It seems Deadly 60’s Steve Backshall is all set for the challenges of the wild, but not the challenges of Strictly?

The grueling rehearsal schedule of up to eight hours a day five days a week didn’t seem to go down well with Steve, as he called dance partner Ola "rude and impatient" in a complaint to the BBC.

Things even got so bad that the pair had to be accompanied at all times. Scared of "rude" Ola but comfortable with dangerous snakes and tigers, surely she can’t be that bad?

Lynda Bellingham and Darren Bennett

Finishing in 13th place overall it’s evident that Lynda Bellingham wasn’t made for the dance floor, but it turned out she wasn’t made for Darren Bennett either!

Unbeknownst to us at the time, the late actress didn’t click with her partner at all. This is what her widower, Michael Pattemore, reveals in his book My Lynda.

The bubbly Lynda was unimpressed by Darren’s ‘No Fun Policy’ during rehearsals, Pattemore writes. He tells of how Lynda called the dancer a "miserable git" who just wanted to dance constantly.

He also adds that she found him just as bad when they went for coffee afterwards, calling him ‘blank’. Oh dear.

Kelly Brook and Brendan Cole

In 2007, following the death of her father who had been suffering from cancer, model Kelly Brook had to withdraw from the show early.

Despite wanting to continue to honour her father’s memory, after a few days of training she found it too hard.

But this was not the only problem to arise during her time on Strictly, after reports said that her and partner Brendan Cole clashed.

In week six it’s said that the pair argued as they practiced their Viennesse Waltz because Brendan forgot the steps.

Brendan also apparently told Kelly, "We’re definitely not going to win", which surely put a dampener on the process!

Brendan was dropped from the professional line up this year, and Kelly spoke to him live on Heart Kent Radio, enthusiastically saying "you were such a great partner to me".

This and a comeback for a 2012 Strictly Christmas Special suggests that it must all be water under the bridge.

Karen Clifton and Will Young

After suffering from PTSD and a number of addictions, former Pop-Idol winner Will Young dramatically left the show after just a few weeks.

With some impressive routines behind them, fans speculated that the pair could have been the 2016 winners, but it was not meant to be.

At the time the public were torn over what may have upset him and caused the singer’s shock exit.

Will later confirmed that it was nothing to do with gorgeous dance partner Karen, nor the harsh words of judge Len Goodman who tore the pairs Salsa routine apart, but for his own personal reasons.

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