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Inbetweeners star James Buckley is scared of wife getting Strictly call in case 'curse comes'

Dominic Smithers

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Inbetweeners star James Buckley is scared of wife getting Strictly call in case 'curse comes'

James Buckley says he dreads the thought of his wife going on Strictly Come Dancing because of the 'curse'.

In case some of you aren't aware of what kind of witchcraft The Inbetweeners star is on about, let me explain.

Over the years, there's been a series of high-profile affairs or break-ups as a result of the hit dance show.

For example, way back in 2004, dancer Brendan Cole and Natasha Kaplinsky both split from their partners following the series.

Then, in 2009, there was Joe Calzaghe and Kristina Rihanoff, who were partnered together for the BBC show.

The former boxer went on to split from his wife and he and Rihanoff became an item, though it didn't last.

And more recently, there was the well-documented kiss between Katya Jones and comedian Seann Walsh.

Many a relationship has been tested on the dance floor of Strictly. Credit: Richard Walker/Alamy
Many a relationship has been tested on the dance floor of Strictly. Credit: Richard Walker/Alamy

The pair starred in the 2018 series, and got very close, with the couple seen snogging while on a night out.

Jones' marriage eventually came to an end, as did the comedian's relationship with girlfriend Rebecca Humphries.

And that's just the tip if the iceberg.

So you can understand why Buckley is so concerned about the potential of his wife Clair getting a call up.

Speaking on the White Wine Question Time, the actor said: "I've only got one fear and it hasn't come true.

"But as people get to know Clair a bit more, I'm worried about if Strictly asked you [to be on the show]. I don't want the Strictly curse to come."

Clair then jumped in to put his mind at rest, but it didn't really do the trick.

She said: "I keep explaining to James, the quintessential, muscly, handsome dancer guy, it's not my type."

James Buckley says he hopes his wife doesn't go on Strictly. Credit: Sipa US/Alamy
James Buckley says he hopes his wife doesn't go on Strictly. Credit: Sipa US/Alamy

To which Buckley joked: "'I don't like good looking guys, you know that', Oh yeah, thanks."

This comes after it was revealed that Buckley had become Cameo's first ever millionaire.

It was announced last week that the 35-year-old was the site's first international ‘Cameo millionaire’ after netting $1m from the fan engagement platform.

Basically, Cameo is a platform that allows fans to receive personalised videos from their favourite celebs, in exchange for a fee, of course.

And it turns out that the Jay Cartwright actor, famous for sayings such as 'oooh friends', has generated more dough than anyone else on the platform.

Buckley edged out the likes of Brain Baumgartner (who played Kevin in the US Office), and Harry Potter star Tom Felton to reach the million mark first.

So yeah, Cameo? Completed it, mate.

Featured Image Credit: Doug Peters/Alamy/Instagram/@buxtagram

Topics: Strictly Come Dancing, The Inbetweeners, Viral, TV and Film

Dominic Smithers
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