Strictly Come Dancing 2021 contestant Greg Wise, 55, will dance with professional dancer Karen Hauer, 39, on the show this year. The actor has been happily married to Emma Thompson, 62, since 2003.
Due to the close partnerships on the show, some participants have been hit by the so-called Strictly curse, a term used to describe the breakdown of a dancer or celebrity’s relationship during or after the show.
Sharing her thoughts about Greg dancing with Karen, she joked: “I am worried about the Strictly curse, very much so.
“I have put a packet of Durex into Greg’s good luck card. Just two.
“But you don’t know, do you? They haven’t got time for a lot of s***ging, I hope, they’ll be so exhausted.”
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He faces competition against; Adam Peaty and Katya Jones, AJ Odudu and Kai Widdrington, Dan Walker and Nadiya Bychkova, John Whaite and Johannes Radebe, Judi Love and Graziano Di Prima,Katie McGlynn and Gorka Marquez, Nina Wadia and Neil Jones, Rhys Stephenson and Nancy Xu, Robert Webb and Dianne Buswell, Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice, Sara Davies and Aljaž Škorjanec, Tilly Ramsey and Nikita Kuzmin, Tom Fletcher and Amy Dowden and Ugo Monye and Oti Mabuse.
On what he expects from the show, Greg jokingly said he demands to have knickers thrown at him.
He told The Telegraph: “With this, you’ve got to go the whole hog.
“I’m demanding knickers are thrown at me! All the time. Especially if they’re Em’s.”