Judi Love sparks Strictly curse speculation as she reveals pet name for Graziano

Judi Love is very happy with her Strictly Come Dancing partner.

The comedian appeared on Monday’s Loose Women to update her colleagues on her dancing journey and share her glee at being paired up with professional Graziano Di Prima.

As she spoke, via webcam, to Charlene White, Coleen Nolan, Brenda Edwards and Carol McGiffin about her gruelling routines and being trained up she could hardly hide her excitement about getting to know Graziano.

She even revealed that she has dubbed her partner “Graz” as a sweet nickname – which did not go unnoticed by the Loose Women panel.

Recalling the moment Graziano was introduced to her, Judi shared: “Once I saw his little legs I was like oooh those legs look good to me!”

© ITV Judi Love appeared on Monday’s Loose Women to discuss her Strictly Come Dancing stint

Judi then went on to list off his good qualities as she added: ” I was overwhelmed with joy he is so lovely and obviously he is so beautiful to look at there is so much depth to him!”

As the joker went on to shower Graziano with praise her telly star pals couldn’t help but quiz her if she was going to be caught up in the Strictly curse.

Many stars have succumbed to temptation and fallen head over heels for their partner during the close contact on the BBC One show and so whenever two partners get close it often leads to speculation that they are more than friends.

© ITV judi love

One of the ladies, eager to know more, asked: “Is the curse going to hit you?”

Playing coy, Judi replied: “Listen the only curse we are having is to dance with our heart and to enjoy our experience!”

On Saturday night the 2021 series of Strictly Come Dancing launched and all the celebrity and professional pairings were unveiled.

The competition did not begin but viewers watched some epic group dance numbers and a musical performance from pop star Anne-Marie.

© PA Judi and Graziano are hoping to go far in the dancing competition

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Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman hosted the show as the pairings were announced – with the show making history with its first deaf contestant in EastEnders actress Rose Ayling-Ellis and the first male same-sex pairing with chef John Whaite and his professional partner.

Judges Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel-Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke were also present to be judging the performances from our celebrities in the full-length 2021 series.

*Strictly Come Dancing continues next weekend, with the first live show on Saturday 25th September on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

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