Strictly star Simon Webbe hasnt heard from TV dance partner in over six years

Strictly Come Dancing star Simon Webbe hasn't spoken to his dance partner Kristina Rihanoff in over six years.

The Blue singer competed on the programme in 2014 and came first runner-up in the programme.

Simon, 43, chatted exclusively to the Daily Star on a Facebook Live earlier this week.

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In September 2014, Simon participated as a contestant on the twelfth series of Strictly.

During the contest, Simon was partnered with professional dancer Kristina Rihanoff.

The dancing duo was the first runners-up on the show and came in second after they battled it out in the grand finale, beaten by the late Caroline Flack.

Talking about his partner he said: "I haven't spoken to Kristina in at least six years. I might have bumped into her or something.

"When you're in the bubble you talk every day and you're like 'we'll be friends forever and be like call me any time'.

"Of course, if she reached out or visa versa then, or we'd be like happy birthday then we get a little message but we don't speak on a daily basis or whatever."

Simon is best known for being in the pop group Blue.

The noughties boy band comprises of Simon, Duncan James, Lee Ryan and Antony Costa.

The boys are back with new music and a big stadium tour which will take place later this year.

Simon added: "We're busy doing our thing couple of songs and touring in December for an arena tour.

"Yeah, looking forward to it – expect to see some memorabilia, some tracks from the past, we are going through the setlist at the moment.

"We're not sure exactly what it will be but there will be a few tracks from the brand new album Heart & Soul which is out on October 28."

The star also revealed what he found difficult on the BBC show – which was some of the judges' feedback.

He explained: "It was very hard for me to realise that constructive criticism is good, Simon.

"When you're told everything in your space with Blue is great and then stepping into that domain and you're told 'we don't like your handshake, they look like spades' it's like ugh.

"So, I went back and start breaking stuff down and it's like 'ah, that's what they mean…"


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