Olympic swimming champion Adam Petty’s girlfriend hopes to partner with one of the best female pro dancers in Strictly because she wants him to win.
Eri Monroe, 23, who gave birth to her son George about a year ago, wants to be paired with a competitive dancer like Katia Jones or Otti Mabos, both of whom have won the competition before.
And they’re not bothered by past couples in the show falling together.
A source said: “Eri is not at all worried about the notorious curse. She only cares that Adam maintains his winning streak.
“She is supportive and wants to be paired with a great dancer who will keep up with her pace and spend hours training her.
“She has great showmanship, but she’s worried she doesn’t have much dancing experience and she wants to be ahead of the competition.”
Speaking at the GQman of the Year Awards last week, Adam, 26, who attended the ceremony with Erie, admitted that he was still like a fish out of water.
He said: “I don’t know any dance moves yet and there are still two weeks left. So it’s going to be fun but we’ll see.
The contestants include former rugby player Yugo Mone, former Cory star Katie McGlynn and BBC presenter Dan Walker.