Mike Bushell's wife was forced to dismiss fears of a Strictly Come Dancing curse after a Twitter follower warned her to be "careful". The BBC Breakfast reporter, who married marketing executive Emily in May following a year-long romance, has been partnered up with Katya Jones in this year's series. The pairing comes after Katya was famously caught kissing her 2018 dance partner Seann Walsh during a drunken night out. However, Emily has thrown her full support behind her husband Mike and Katya.
A fan initially tweeted: "All the best @mikebreakfast & @Mrs_KatJones on the last day of your first week of training…. at least I hope she’s letting you have the weekend off, Mike?!?" To which, Emily replied: "Hell no. Winners don’t have days off they're training all the way through!" The message was then followed by a concerned follower, who said: "Dear Mrs Bushell. Be careful what you wish for!" Shutting down the idea immediately, Emily remarked: "Please don’t worry St John. I’m very secure in my marriage and embracing every second #moveonpeople."
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This series marks Katya's first Strictly since she and her husband Neil announced their separation last month. The pair married in 2013 and have kept up a united front following news of their split. Meanwhile, Mike and Emily have been relishing married life after tying the knot earlier this year. The journalist is a father to three daughters from his first marriage to Kim Payne, which ended in divorce in 2009 after 16 years of marriage. Speaking about his involvement in Strictly, he explained: "It feels like a weird dream. I am flying the flag for dad dancers."
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