Strictly’s Greg Wise discusses ‘shenanigans’ while admitting he’s ‘too old’ for curse

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Actor Greg Smart had the right response when requested whether or not spouse Emma Thompson was anxious concerning the notorious Strictly Come Dancing ‘curse’ inflicting issues of their marriage

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Strictly’s Greg Smart’s spouse Emma Thompson ‘burst into tears’

There are already rumours of the notorious Strictly Come Dancing ‘curse’ flying round this yr.

For individuals who are unaware, the so-called ‘curse’ has been coined on account of numbers of celebrities beginning relationships with their skilled dance companions through the years.

Nonetheless, one particular person that’s adamant he will not be hit by the phenomenon is actor Greg Smart.

Greg is married to fellow film star Emma Thompson, who he has been with for 1 / 4 of a century after assembly on the set of Sense and Sensibility.

The couple have a daughter named Gaia who was born in 1999 and have been married since 2003, the identical yr they adopted their son Tindyebwa Agaba, a Rwandan orphan.

On Monday’s version of Steph’s Packed Lunch on Channel 4, Greg joined Steph for a chat about his efficiency on Strictly and the subject of dialog quickly turned to his marriage.

Greg Smart and Emma Thompson have been married for 26 years



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The presenter requested Greg whether or not spouse Emma can be anxious concerning the ‘Strictly curse’ whereas he was sat alongside professional companion Karen Hauer.

Laughing, Greg mentioned: “We’re 26 years in now, I feel any of that sort of shenanigans, we’re instructed outdated.

“I haven’t bought the vitality. I’ve simply the vitality to do a step-ball change, I can’t do anything, actually.”

He is not the one one who has addressed the ‘curse’, as Emma has laughed off the thought he will likely be a sufferer and even joked she chucled some condoms his manner.

“I’m anxious concerning the Strictly curse, very a lot so,” Emma mentioned in line with The Solar . “I’ve put a packet of Durex into Greg’s good luck card. Simply two. However you don’t know, do you?”

“They haven’t bought time for lots of shagging,” she added. “I hope, they’ll be so exhausted.”

Greg and Karen regarded good on the dance flooring



This week, Greg has additionally been talking concerning the emotions he had throughout his first dance final weekend.

He mentioned: “It was nearly like a sort of out of physique expertise as a result of we’d rehearsed it a lot. It was like I’d been wound up after which I simply set off… didn’t fall over. Didn’t get the basics proper although, did I?”

“Solely a idiot would suppose they’d be nice on day one.”

Becoming a member of Greg within the chat on Steph’s Packed Lunch was his dancer companion Karen, who revealed that Greg is cooking for her day-after-day, bringing lunch to rehearsals.

She mentioned: He cooks meals for me. He does all of the packed lunches… We had scallops and tuna. In the present day we had rooster with wonderful root greens.”

Greg added: Tomorrow is halibut on a mattress of lentils and spinach!”

The actor isn’t there simply to make up the numbers and is hoping he can go all the way in which and raise the glitter ball trophy.

And requested whether or not he’s feeling aggressive, Greg mentioned: “I’m aggressive with myself. I don’t wish to let myself down, I don’t wish to let [Karen] down.

“I’ll go so far as I can go and there will likely be a second after I can’t do a dance or I’m simply feeling too outdated and stiff and sore, and that would be the second it’s going to finish. Who is aware of when that will likely be.”

*Strictly Come Dancing airs tonight on BBC One at 6.45pm

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