Susanna Reid splits from partner Dominic Cotton. Does Strictly Come Dancing kill romance?

by Lisa McGarry

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Strictly Come Dancing really is a killer for marriages and romances and it’s been reported this morning that Susanna Reid is the latest star to find it out the hard way.

The BBC newsreader took part in the BBC show last year and made it all the way through to the very last stages, but her hectic training schedule combined with her work commitments put pressure on her relationship it seems and it’s been claimed that she’s now single again.

Insiders told The Sun that Reid and her long term partner Dominic Cotton – the father of her three children – are now separated and they have been for a while, as he’s already been hitting dating websites, looking for new love.

As the face of BBC Breakfast Susanna commutes from London to Salford every morning. When taking part in Strictly, she had to fit her dance rehearsals around that long commute, meaning that she spent less and less time at home as the series progressed.

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Strictly seems to have a way of causing problems for couples and just last year, Countdown star Rachel Riley also found herself suddenly single.

In November, just weeks after she was voted off the BBC show, the blonde beauty announced that her year-old marriage to university sweetheart Jamie Gilbert was over.

It was rumoured at the time that the star may have been romantically involved with her dance partner Pasha Kovalev, but this was never confirmed.

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In 2013 Denise Van Outen and Lee Mead announced their split. It was a few months after Demise won Strictly, but it’s thought the couple were in trouble long before they confirmed the news to the media.

It’s thought that Lee moved out of the family home in May, after months of talks between the pair and desperate, last ditch attempts to repair their marriage.

Dani Harmer split from her boyfriend Graeme Livingstone just days into training when she competed on Strictly in 2012.

The young star was partnered with Vincent Simone.

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Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!