STRICTLY'S Craig Revel Horwood is desperate for the show's infamous curse to return next series.
The BBC dance competition was fairly PG this year due to Covid-19 restrictions put in place to stop the spread of the deadly bug.
But over the the past 19 series there have been a number of celebrities who have appeared on the show and broken up with a loved one shortly after.
Some of the most well known examples include Katya and Neil Jones' split after she was pictured kissing dance partner Seann Walsh and when Stacey split from her boyfriend of three years and got with her partner Kevin Clifton.
After the precautions put a "dampener" on romance blossoming between contestants in 2020, Craig, 56, hopes that the twentieth series will see more people "fall in love" on the dance floor again.
He told The Mirror: "I look forward to the curse every year because I never think of it as a curse, I always considered that a blessing.
I never think of it as a curse, I always considered that a blessing.
"It’s better meeting someone at work isn’t it?
"Someone you are dancing with and getting to know and fall in love.
"Rather that than a dating app. That’s how everyone has to meet these days."
It comes after Craig – who recently appeared on ITV's The Masked Dancer – admitted that he's thrilled Anton Du Beke is now a judge on the show.
The long-time dance pro is being drafted onto the panel after it was deemed "too risky" to rely on US-based Bruno Tonioli.
The pair will join head judge Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse on the show.
Craig told hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby during an appearance on ITV breakfast show This Morning last month: "I was delighted when Anton got the job. I spoke to him on the way to the studio and he's super excited.
"Isn't it about time, darling? There is a time in your life when you have to give up the dance shoes. He deserves it."
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