Both were in relationships when they were partnered together – Natasha with Mike Barnard, and Brendan with fiancee Camilla Dallerup – but rumours of an affair swirled, and both stars split from their partners.
Strictly Come Dancing romances are nearly always controversial thanks to the so-called Strictly Curse but judge Bruno Tonioli has suggested that more couples need to hook up.
Every series has seen a relationship blossom on screen but sometimes to the detriment of another relationship outside of the show. ‘Everyone is all so puritanical these days — there should be more kissing.’ The couple found themselves at the centre of affair speculation after both split from their partners at the time – Natasha from Mike Barnard and Brendan from his fiancee Camilla Dallerup.
They both ended up as the runners-up along with Debbie Mc Gee and Giovanni Pernice behind Joe Mc Fadden and Katya Jones.
They didn’t confirm their romance until Valentine’s Day 2018 and have been together ever since.
They were the eventual winners of the glitterball for the eighth series.