Professional dancer Pasha Kovalev has become the latest victim of the "curse" of Strictly Come Dancing, but luckily it was before he met with a celebrity partner.

Of course, this comes almost six years after he was actually involved in a romance when he started with his rigorous partner Rachel Riley during the 2013 series.

Now the dance shoe is on the other foot and Rachel has apparently urged the 39-year-old Pasha to give up his role on the BBC show, reports The Sun.

Rachel Riley and Pasha Kovalev to Strictly

The beloved couple loves a selfie

After eight series in the ratings show dance show, Rachel worries about how attractive Pasha's dance partner was.

After winning the Glitterball Trophy with Caroline Flack in 2014, it looks like 33-year-old countdown fan Rachel was worried about his partners, especially after he won former Pussycat doll Ashley Roberts in the 2018 series.

Although Ashley has eyes for another pro, Giovanni Pernice, Rachel Pasha has apparently been urged to leave the show while the success was good.

Pasha and Ashley Roberts in the last series of Strictly

Not only that, Rachel believes that Pasha is not paid enough for his talents.

An insider on the show told The Sun that Rachel says, "Pasha is paid far less than he earned."

She has quoted the "grueling schedule" and says "it's not worth it" compared to what the dancer gets paid for.

Rachel Riley worries about Pasha's "attractive dance partner"

The insider went on to say that Pasha views the 18-hour days as "part of his job".

Rachel's concerns were fueled by the memories that she'd paid multi-millionaire James Gilbert just three months after meeting Pasha.

She believes that if she could spend a 15-month marriage for a dancer, this could happen to Pasha as well.

Rachel and Pasha have been together since their 2013 partnership with Strictly

Regarding her concerns about Pasha's dance partner, Rachel has previously admitted that "she has left her mark" and that she is "nervous".

To get through the series, Rachel says she's "busy" and "lets Pasha go."

There will be less relational stress this year after the announcement, though Pasha may have some selected consonants and vowels to summarize the reason for his strict abandonment.

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