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Katya Jones says Nicola Adams lacks ‘natural grace’ and former Strictly partners were ‘problematic’

She is currently making Strictly history as one half of the first ever same-sex dancing couple on the BBC show.

And in a new interview, Katya Jones, 31, has said that boxer Nicola Adams, 38, doesn’t have ‘natural grace’ as she admitted that some of her previous Strictly partners were ‘problematic.’ 

The Russian pro, who came third on Saturday’s leaderboard with the olympic medalist, also insisted that ‘there should be chemistry,’ regardless of whether with a man or a woman.

Ouch! In a new interview, Katya Jones, 31, has said that boxer Nicola Adams, 38, doesn’t have ‘natural grace’

Katya told The Sun: ‘Nicola is my fifth dance partner and there have been some who were… problematic, let’s say.

‘Even if you take Nicola, she does not have natural grace, plasticity. But, if you apply the right method I believe anyone can learn.’

She continued: ‘I love this term – aggressive positivity – it’s kind of such an optimistic-aggressive attitude. There should be “chemistry.” It doesn’t matter with a man or a woman.’

Katya also admitted that she’s embraced the opportunity to indulge in new forms of choreography, adding: ‘Who’s the leader, who’s the follower?’

Problematic? Katya admitted that some of her previous Strictly partners were 'problematic'

Problematic? Katya admitted that some of her previous Strictly partners were ‘problematic’

Chemistry: The Russian pro, who came third on Saturday's leaderboard with the olympic medalist, also said 'there should be chemistry,' regardless of whether with a man or a woman

Chemistry: The Russian pro, who came third on Saturday’s leaderboard with the olympic medalist, also said ‘there should be chemistry,’ regardless of whether with a man or a woman

Anyone can learn! 'If you take Nicola, she does not have natural grace, plasticity. But, if you apply the right method I believe anyone can learn' said Katya

Anyone can learn! ‘If you take Nicola, she does not have natural grace, plasticity. But, if you apply the right method I believe anyone can learn’ said Katya

In 2016, Katya quickly stole the show with her creative routines and enthusiastic political partner Ed Balls, with the pair finishing in sixth place.

In 2017 she lifted the Glitterball Trophy with popular Scottish actor, Joe McFadden by her side.

In 2018 Katya teamed up with comedian Seann Walsh, and the duo made it to Halloween week after being caught up in their own ‘Strictly Curse’. 

Scathing! 'Nicola is my fifth dance partner and there have been some who were... problematic, let's say' Katya told The Sun

Scathing! ‘Nicola is my fifth dance partner and there have been some who were… problematic, let’s say’ Katya told The Sun

Number one: In 2016, Katya quickly stole the show with her creative routines and enthusiastic political partner Ed Balls, with the pair finishing in sixth place [pictured in 2016]

Number two! In 2017 she lifted the Glitterball Trophy with popular Scottish actor, Joe McFadden by her side

Number two! In 2017 she lifted the Glitterball Trophy with popular Scottish actor, Joe McFadden by her side

The Russian beauty was caught kissing dance partner Seann when she was married to fellow pro Neil Jones, 38, and while he was in a relationship with Rebecca Humphries.  

Rebecca immediately broke up with Seann, while Katya and Neil split 10 months after the scandal. 

In 2019, Katya took dance partner Mike Bushell two weeks further, to Week 8, bowing out just before Blackpool.

Number three: In 2018 Katya teamed up with comedian Seann Walsh, and the duo made it to Halloween week after being caught up in their own 'Strictly Curse'

Number three: In 2018 Katya teamed up with comedian Seann Walsh, and the duo made it to Halloween week after being caught up in their own ‘Strictly Curse’

Strictly curse! The Russian beauty was caught kissing dance partner Seann when she was married to fellow pro Neil Jones, 38

Strictly curse! The Russian beauty was caught kissing dance partner Seann when she was married to fellow pro Neil Jones, 38

Over! Comedian Seann was in a relationship with Rebecca Humphries. Rebecca immediately broke up with him, while Katya and Neil split 10 months after the scandal (Pictured in 2015)

Over! Comedian Seann was in a relationship with Rebecca Humphries. Rebecca immediately broke up with him, while Katya and Neil split 10 months after the scandal (Pictured in 2015)

Katya’s comments about Nicola’s dancing ability came after the boxer laughed off any worries of the so-called Strictly Curse, days before their first dance.

The Olympian has been dating her girlfriend Ella Baig, 22, for over two years and told Grazia magazine that the curse doesn’t actually exist.

‘It’s not a big deal. It’s not even a curse. You’re either happy with your partner or you’re not!’ she insisted.

The Strictly Curse has been speculated about for years, after celebs and pro dancers on the series have fallen for one another, ruining their relationships – and even marriages – in the real world. 

Number four: In 2019, Katya took dance partner Mike Bushell two weeks further, to Week 8, bowing out just before Blackpool

Number four: In 2019, Katya took dance partner Mike Bushell two weeks further, to Week 8, bowing out just before Blackpool

'You're either happy with your partner or you're not!' Nicola has previously laughed off any worries of the so-called Strictly Curse (pictured with long-term love Ella Baig, 22)

‘You’re either happy with your partner or you’re not!’ Nicola has previously laughed off any worries of the so-called Strictly Curse (pictured with long-term love Ella Baig, 22)

The couple is typically torn apart by time-related issues or one partner’s attraction to another person on the show, which in the past has led to divorces, breakups, called-off engagements and more. 

In a previous chat with The Sun, Nicola remarked that Katya is ‘smoking hot’ but echoed her sentiments that she and Ella ‘are so strong we will never be a victim of the Strictly Curse’.

Ella also added: ‘I’m not worried about the curse. Nicki and me are best friends so I don’t really see anyone as competition and she doesn’t either. 

‘The grass is never greener on the other side and me and Nicki have a lot of history together, so I don’t think anyone is going to steal her off me. 

Energetic: Before taking to the dancefloor with Nicola for the first time, Katya said being in a same-sex couple doesn't faze her as it's a 'really normal thing' in the dance world

Energetic: Before taking to the dancefloor with Nicola for the first time, Katya said being in a same-sex couple doesn’t faze her as it’s a ‘really normal thing’ in the dance world

‘We did have a conversation about the curse and we agreed I would meet her dance partner so there are no hard feelings or jealousy there.’

Before taking to the dancefloor with Nicola for the first time, Katya said being in a same-sex couple doesn’t faze her as it’s a ‘really normal thing’ in the dance world.

Speaking with the Radio Times, Katya praised her partner and added that she thinks the duo will be ‘a powerhouse together’ as they’re both ‘strong-minded women’.

Katya explained: ‘In the ballroom world, there are same-sex partnerships and same-sex competitions, so it’s a really normal thing, you know? 

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