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Strictly stars enjoy rowdy Spanish getaway including karaoke and cocktails

Stars of Strictly Come Dancing enjoyed a rowdy Spanish getaway with karaoke and cocktails thanks to their host, former contestant Sara Davies. Janette Manrara, 38, and her 32 year old hubby Aljaž Škorjanec joined Sara at her holiday home in Spain alongside fellow dancing professional Katya Jones, 33.

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Exclusive: Johannes Radebe reveals dream to start a family as he finally feels comfortable in his own skin
Pride Month celebrations are in full swing with London Pride just days away, and if all goes to plan, Johannes Radebe is hoping to take the celebrations by storm "on a float somewhere in heels and a big feather boa".EXCLUSIVE: Johannes Radebe reveals what his mother has taught him as she visits him for first time in UKJohannes exploded onto our screens as part of Strictly Come Dancing in 2018, where he has dazzled with his campy choreography and has unapologetically been himself. He's won plaudits for performances in heels, drag, and even touching same-sex routines with best friend and fellow pro, Graziano Di Prima, and last year with his celebrity partner, John Whaite.Johannes Radebe stars on our Pride Digital CoverIt wasn't always easy for the dancer, who has previously spoken about being bullied and beaten up as a child, and in his most personal interview to date, he opens up about coming out to his mother, who he has a very strong bond with, and exclusively reveals that he is now looking for love."I'm still checking out the scene, where are the brothers at? Hit me up, call me up," Johannes, star of our Pride Digital Cover, jokes, before going on to share his dreams of having a big family: "I would love the opportunity to raise a child, or two, or four." "I would love the opportunity to raise a child, or two, or four," said JohannesFor me, it's a celebration of the LGBTQI+ community.
Strictly professional Kristina Rihanoff and partner Ben celebrate family occasion
Strictly professional Kristina Rihanoff took to social media with heartwarming photos on Friday alongside partner Ben Cohen and daughter Mila who celebrated her sixth birthday.MORE: Kristina Rihanoff opens up about raising partner Ben Cohen's daughtersThe fabulous snaps were shared to the professional dancer's Instagram account and showed the six-year-old celebrating with her parents as well as with 29 of her friends during an epic birthday bash.WATCH: Kristina Rihanoff shares cute video of daughter Mila dancingCaptioning the photos, the mother-of-one penned: "Well mummy & daddy exhausted but Mila had an amazing birthday party! Massive thank you to @flipoutrushdenlakes for a fantastic party for all 30 kids! Loads of happy little people who loved the bouncing the food and the cake"READ:  Ben Cohen's ex-wife regrets explicit rant about Strictly's Kristina RihanoffSEE: Strictly's Kristina Rihanoff's fans share disappointment after Russian dancer clarifies Ukraine commentsIn the post, the family-of-three were caught in a candid snap as dad Ben lit Mila's birthday candles on a scrumptious-looking cake. The family are very close In another photo shared by the ballroom star, Mila could be seen looking overwhelmed with joy at her long line of birthday gifts.Fans went wild for the exciting update and left messages for the birthday girl in the comments.One fan penned: "AWE DARLING SO PLEASED MILA HAD A WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY XXX." A second added: "A very happy Birthday to your little Mila Kristina!" Mila was so excited A third wrote: "Wow, a fabulous party! Birthday Girl Mila looks like she had a blast!" A fourth replied: "Aww amazing! Looks lovely.
Fred Sirieix breaks silence on Strictly 2022 stint rumours after Christmas Special success
Strictly Come Dancing star Fred Sirieix has admitted that he'd have no hesitation in returning to the dance floor, in spite of confessing that his past training sessions were so intense that he was forced to vomit.The 50-year-old TV star might have been floored by the physical exertion, but he told us that braving the moves for the show was an achievement for both "body and soul".Exclaiming that he would "of course" be up for another series if the opportunity arose, he described his participation last year as "a great challenge"."I really enjoyed it. It's one of the greatest challenges that I've done," he continued."It was a lot of fun and made me feel like I'd achieved something, so it was very good for the body and the soul."He admitted to feeling concern over whether he had a natural aptitude for dance but assured us that he wouldn't let such fears deter him.Fred is a keen boxer in his spare time and has built up stamina skills that can assist him for the long hours on the dance floor.In fact, the First Dates star confessed that the only thing that might deter him from signing up for a full Strictly series is the time commitment."It takes a lot of time and if it takes me three weeks to get a one and a half minute dance routine, when do you have the week to nail just one dance?" he exclaimed."You've gotta be there all day, every day, five days a week and you have to do it for ten hours - dancing, dancing, dancing, dancing.
Strictly's Claudia Winkleman's apology to Kristina Rihanoff revealed after affair claims
Strictly Come Dancing's Claudia Winkleman has apologised to former professional dancer Kristina Rihanoff after revealing that she and Ben Cohen began their romance whilst participating in the dance show back in 2013.MORE: Claudia Winkleman reveals surprising Strictly Come Dancing secret you never knewClaudia, 50, made the comment on Monday, whilst recording Friday's edition of The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan on Channel 4.WATCH: Tess Daly & Claudia Winkleman's 5 Style Lessons"The couple I knew had got together were Ben and Kristina," Claudia revealed, according to MailOnline's Richard Eden.READ: 'Heartbroken' Claudia Winkleman struggling to come to terms with separation from eldest sonRELATED: Claudia Winkleman urged to go to the doctor amid this worrying symptomFollowing Claudia's comments, Kristina threatened to take legal action against the presenter but was soon contacted with a heartfelt apology. Kristina and Ben began their relationship in 2014In the message, seen by Richard Eden, Claudia reveals she is "so, so sorry," before clarifying that she misunderstood the question she was asked on stage."I thought the question was about who has found long-time love [via Strictly]," she wrote.Kristina and Ben were partnered together in the 2013 series of Strictly and made headlines when they embarked on a relationship a year later, in 2014, following the end of his marriage to Abby, his wife of 11 years.At the time, Abby spoke of the betrayal to a newspaper and branded Kristina "a [explicit] Russian dancer", something she has since confessed she deeply regrets.
Strictly's John Whaite left ‘emotional’ as he shares update from bed after car crash
“I fearfully fumbled with the phrase, ‘I’m gay’ for those 60 minutes, but every time I wanted to blurt it out my own tongue asphyxiated me, rendering me speechless,” he wrote.“It was, and for many still is, a horrific cliff edge to be standing on, because once said, there’s no taking it back: no re-entry to the closet.”At the end of the lunch break, his Head of Year “brushed the creases out of her trouser legs” after she stood up and said: “I think I know what you want to say and it’s fine.”John said he felt “more confused” by his teacher’s words and felt “ashamed” that he couldn’t “just shout it from the rooftops”.But he continued his day like normal, “hanging out with my gang of girls while all the other lads played footy”.Strictly fans rushed to send John their support especially after he shared a candid Instagram post in May,John had posted a black and white picture of him and Paul alongside a lengthy caption where he wrote that “relationships are complicated” and not necessarily a “blissful merging of freedoms” but both “joyous and painful”.He went on to say: "We learn more about ourselves on a daily - if not hourly - basis, and we grow from those lessons.“After 14 years I’m blessed to have this man in my life, and how we define what we have is ours alone.“So do enjoy the work we both share publicly, but please respect that we all have a sacred and precious right to privacy.”
'Can't get rid of her!' Dan Walker says BBC Breakfast wouldn't last without Carol Kirkwood
Dan Walker has insisted weather presenter Carol Kirkwood is an “integral” part of BBC Breakfast.The presenter explained Carol’s “magical” qualities in an interview with Olympic snowboarder Aimee Fuller. Dan, 45, previously worked with Carol, 60, on BBC Breakfast before moving over to present Channel 5 News last month.He opened up about his former colleague during an interview for podcast Monday Mile with Aimee Fuller.Aimee shared an anecdote with Dan about how her nan had become starstruck when she met Carol at the BBC studios.“There’s something magical about Carol Kirkwood,” Dan confirmed.Dan then went on to share a story of how he had taken his former Strictly Come Dancing partner Nadiya Bychkova to him when he was working at the BBC.Nadiya helped Dan finish in fifth place on Strictly, despite the presenter having absolutely no previous dance experience. Dan insisted that, while the pair got along, Nadiya would end up preferring Carol.He told Aimee how he had anticipated that Carol would quickly become the dancer’s “favourite person on the planet”.Once the pair had met, Nadiya confirmed Dan was indeed right and that she “loved” Carol.“Everyone loves Carol,” Dan added.He went on to describe how people questioned how the show might go on when stars such as Louise Minchin or himself left BBC Breakfast. “My point is always, ‘The show is much bigger than the people on it,’” Dan began. “Apart from Carol Kirkwood!” he added with a laugh.“You can’t get rid of Carol.She is integral to that programme.”Carol joined the BBC as a weather presenter all the way back in 1998.She also participated in the 13th series of Strictly Come Dancing back in 2015.Carol delighted viewers when she announced her engagement to her new partner live
Strictly star Sara Davies' massive row while with Aljaz after paparazzi intrusion
Dragons' Den star Sara Davies has spoken out about the price of fame after finding herself pursued by a pushy paparazzi photographer who wouldn't stop following her as she headed to her children's school.She had been out at lunch with fellow Strictly Come Dancing star Aljaz Skorjanec when the confrontation began, as she struggled in her bid to protect her children from the scrutiny of the public eye."I just tried to appeal to his better judgment," the 38-year-old explained.Talking on the That Gaby Roslin Podcast, she continued: "I said 'Look, please I'll stand and you can take a picture of me walking along the street and do whatever you want to do, but I'm trying to pick my kids up from school now and I really don't want you to follow me to the school or harass the kids.'"Unfortunately, a shaken Sara didn't get the calm and measured response she was hoping for - and a heated argument began."He scoffed in my face and said 'Ha - like I wasn't sat outside your house for five hours last night!' - and it just hit me like a ton of bricks," she exclaimed."It just terrified me and it just made me think 'Is it worth it?' because that's not what I set out to achieve!"I didn't set out to be in the public eye like this."Sara had already been known for her TV appearances by the time the Crafter's Companion founder joined Dragons' Den.However her fame escalated and toppled off the scale by the time she joined the Strictly Come Dancing team.She and her husband Simon had an intense discussion at the time about whether the show was the right thing for the family."One thing that was really important to us was keeping our kids out of the public eye," she explained."I'm a really big family person and I just want to shout it from the top of
Rose Ayling-Ellis supports Giovanni Pernice in sweet reunion amid Love Island romance news
EastEnders actress Rose Ayling-Ellis supported her former Strictly Come Dancing partner and pal at his show on Sunday.Their reunion came just weeks after Giovanni Pernice’s previous romance with a Love Island contestant was revealed.Giovanni, 31, is currently starring in a new show, Him and Me, with Strictly judge Anton Du Beke, 55.Rose, 27, took to Instagram on Sunday to share some hilarious snaps from their evening on Sunday.The actress jokingly attempted to imitate professional photos of the dancer in view of her 546,000 followers.One picture showed Rose staring straight down the camera lense with an intense glare.She stood with her hands on her hips, mocking Giovanni's strong stance, and didn’t stop there.Another snap showed Rose in a bowler hat, grinning widely at the camera, while doing an impression of Giovanni’s co-star Anton.Captioning the photo of the Strictly judge, she wrote: "You too @mrantondubeke."Rose also shared a video of Giovanni with a wavy filter set to the tune of Get Down On It by band Kool and The Gang.Giovanni also shared some funny footage of the pair in view of his 804,000 followers.The former dancing duo appeared to be fighting over a pen backstage, before Rose ended up suddenly snapping it. "There she is!!! @rosea,” Giovanni wrote in the caption.The cute stories come after Rose sent a sweet, supportive message to Giovanni last week - just hours after it was revealed he had reportedly gone on secret dates with Love Island's first deaf contestant, Tasha Ghouri.At the time, Rose shared a video of herself giving Giovanni a quick lesson on sign language.She wrote: “Love this video.
Rose Ayling- Ellis reunites with Giovanni Pernice weeks after Love Island romance confirmed
Strictly winners Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice reunited on Sunday as the EastEnders actress supported her former partner at his show Him and Me, which he stars in with Anton Du Beke.MORE: Exclusive: Giovanni Pernice on fitness, his BAFTA win, and learning BSL thanks to Rose Ayling-EllisThe 27-year-old took to her Instagram Stories with hilarious posts from the evening as she attempted to imitate professional photos of the dancer.WATCH: Strictly's Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice get ready for the TV Baftas togetherIn one snap, Rose stared straight down the lens of the camera and looked very intense as she stood with her hands on her hips, copying Giovanni's strong stance.SEE: Love Island's first deaf contestant reveals special friendship with Rose Ayling-EllisREAD: Rose Ayling-Ellis hugs Giovanni Pernice so tight in new photo - but it's not what you think!In a second, Rose improvises and uses a telephone as a prop to copy a candid black-and-white shot of the Strictly star putting on his microphone. The pair have the best friendshipShe doesn't stop there, as the BBC star also managed to find a bowler hat and give a cheesy grin to the camera, this time imitating a smiley photo of Anton who also stars in the show.Captioning the photo of the Strictly judge she penned: "You too @mrantondubeke."Along with the hilarious snaps, the actress shared a video of Giovanni with a wavy filter, along with the song Get Down On It by band Kool and The Gang.
Gemma Atkinson blasts trolls who say strict fitness regime is ‘just to keep’ fiancé Gorka
Gemma Atkinson, 37, hit back at trolls on Instagram today, sharing screenshots of some nasty comments they had made about her fitness regime.Some of the trolls suggested Gemma keeps fit for the benefit of her fiancé Gorka Márquez, 31, who is a star on Strictly Come Dancing. Gemma took to Instagram to address the scathing and sometimes misogynistic comments with her 1.8 million followers. The star shared three examples of trolling, with the names of the Instagram users blurred out to protect their identities. “We seem to have gone back a few decades,” Gemma wrote with a facepalm emoji.“Note to anyone starting out with a training/health regime. “Doing it for anyone but yourself is a set up for failure. “Do it for YOU! YOU deserve to feel YOUR best.“Shut out the noise and crack on,” she concluded with a flexed bicep emoji.  The comments Gemma then chose to include referred to her fitness regime, with two insinuating she was keeping fit for her partner. “Her bloke will cheat on her if she stops training!” one user said.“Starting to look too muscley,” added another.One more wrote: “Love it… But is all this to keep Gorka??”Gemma often keeps her followers up to date with her various workouts and has even released a couple of fitness books. The star therefore made it clear that fitness was very much her own passion, just as much as dancing is Gorka’s.Gemma and Gorka met through Strictly back in 2017 when the soap star was competing alongside Aljaž Škorjanec, 32, who announced his exit from Strictly earlier this year.The Hits Radio presenter got engaged last year when the dancing pro got down on one knee for Valentine’s Day.Their two-year-old daughter Mia was born the year before on July 4, 2019.Gemma is most famous for her soap
Strictly judge Shirley Ballas, 61, bids 'difficult farewell' as she issues health update
Shirley Ballas, 61, has bid a “difficult” farewell to Jason Vale, who also goes by ‘The Juice Master’, after he helped her work through her “health situation”.The Strictly Come Dancing judge gave fans an update on her health on her Instagram story today.  Shirley took to Instagram to share her experience at the Juice Master Retreats in view of her 235,000 followers. “Saying goodbye to this beautiful soul was difficult,” she captioned a picture of herself and Jason smiling as they posed with pretend Strictly judging paddles. “But I feel he’s helped my health situation 100 percent."She then went on to express her “huge gratitude” for Jason and Juice Master Retreats. Juice Master Retreats are Jason’s yoga and fitness retreats, helping guests to relax, recharge and rejuvenate over seven days. Jason is a best-selling author of 16 books on health, addiction and the health practice of juicing.Earlier on, Shirley shared a video to her Instagram story, where she gushed about what a wonderful week she had experienced at the retreat.“So, seven days completed here at the Juicy Oasis with Jason Vale,” she said.“I have to say goodbye now - beautiful view. “Wish I was staying another week but, hey ho,” she continued. “Feeling great - what an experience!”She also shared a clip of herself and Jason dancing with the rest of the group at the retreat with the caption: “What a week Jason Vale you have those moves.” (sic)Shirley’s news that her health situation is much improved comes after her announcement earlier this year that she had to go to the doctors about her shoulder following a cancer scare.In February, she took to social media to reveal that she had to take a day off from the Strictly tour to visit a hospital in London. Last year,
'We both struggle' Adam Peaty's girlfriend admits heartache as he leaves her with baby boy
Eiri explained that times have gotten tougher as the couple’s son has grown up. She added that they “both struggle”. The snap was uploaded to Eiri’s 29,100 followers via her Instagram Story. She was asked anonymously: “Is it hard when Adam goes away?” The Olympic swimmer’s girlfriend replied: “As George gets older it gets a lot harder because he’s more aware that Adam isn’t around. “We both struggle a little.”She also hinted in a later snap that she plans on having more children.Eiri answered a fan: "I would love to give George a little brother or sister."Adam Peaty is an English competitive swimmer who specialises in breaststroke. He won the gold medal in the 100 metre breaststroke at the 2016 Summer Olympics, the first by a male British swimmer in 24 years.Adam retained the title at the 2020 Summer Olympics in 2021, the first British swimmer ever to retain an Olympic title.He is also an eight-time World Champion.The star also did a brief stint on Strictly Come Dancing in 2021. After competing on the BBC dance show, the star announced he would be taking a break from his athletic career.The Team GB gold-medallist confirmed he will be continuing to take a step back from work ahead of the International Swimming League finals.At the time in November, he was preparing to jet off to sunny Dubai for a holiday with Eiri and George.In view of his 595,000 Instagram followers, the former Strictly star announced that he was taking some much-needed time off to spend with his family.Adam wrote: "Unfortunately I won’t be joining @isl_londonroar for the final of @iswimleague in the next few days."I said post Olympics that I needed a break and to take a step back from the sport and I stand true to that."I’m already feeling energised,
Gogglebox's Rylan details 'new start' in career and personal life after devastating split, the Celebrity Gogglebox star discussed the exciting things he has planned for the future after his tumultuous time. The Strictly: It Takes Two star has previously been brave in his candid discussions about the tough time he experienced when his marriage ended after six years.  The Eurovision presenter had a very public split from husband Dan last year, which had a significant impact on him mentally. However, it seems since that time, Rylan is feeling more positive about his future. The presenter started his career ten years ago on the ninth series of The X Factor, and has recently revealed he will be releasing a book entitled 10 to celebrate a decade of working in the showbiz industry.When asked about what was next, the star replied: “Quite a lot actually, a lot personal and a lot public. “Yeah, a new start personally and a new start professionally. I'm ready!”Rylan and Dan met through Big Brother back in 2013, with the former going on to win the series. When the pair parted ways, the star admitted that he had become very ill and lost weight, retreating from the spotlight for months due to his health struggles.  Quizzed about that period, the presenter gave an honest insight into how he had been feeling.“I never thought I'd be one of those people, but I completely lost six months of my life, genuinely,” he admitted.In the interview, Rylan also suggested that his honesty under the public eye has helped him keep his career going, despite the fact that being under the spotlight has sometimes been tough on his mental health.Speaking about his knack for being open with the public, Rylan said: “I think that's part of why I'm still here 10 years on. “I've always been honest.
'So much pain!’ Strictly's Gorka supported by Gemma Atkinson as he's forced to exit show
Strictly Come Dancing star Gorka Marquez has been forced to withdraw from the Strictly Presents tour due to a serious injury that has left him struggling to walk.The star’s wife-to-be Gemma Atkinson has sent her fiancé her love, as she informed fans he was in “so much pain”.“I am so sad to announce that, following medical advice, I have to withdraw from the 'Strictly Presents' tour,” Gorka shared on Instagram.“During the 'Strictly Professionals' tour I suffered an injury that, with treatment and care, let me carry on through the last few weeks of the tour.“Unfortunately last week I had a flair up of my injury causing me a lot of pain and problems, even to walk. “Following the advise from doctors and physios, I have had to stop my involvement in this new tour.“I am very sad not to be able to perform and dance again with @maisiesmithofficial (and the rest of the cast!) but I know the show will be amazing and the audience will be in for a real treat.“Now it is time to rest and rehab so I can be ready for Strictly 2022.“All the love and keep dancing!!!!”Former Hollyoaks and Emmerdale actress Gemma commented: “Proud of you for getting through those last few weeks! “I know how painful it was for you at times,” she added.“Rest and rehab then back to the show, can’t have you home for too long messing up my routine.On her story, Gemma also wrote: “Gorks was in so much pain the last few weeks of the tour. “Proud of him for getting through it.
Strictly judge Anton Du Beke's fans made awkward error with his royal lookalike wife
Anton Du Beke’s wife Hannah Summers has previously been mistaken for a member of the Royal Family.The surprising comparison between the Strictly Come Dancing judge’s wife and the royal has been made a number of times on social media.Anton, 55, and Hannah, 46, keep their lives fairly private, and it is perhaps because of that reason that she is sometimes mixed up with a certain royal. As fans do know so little about the Strictly star’s wife, when she is photographed some confuse her with Sophie, Countess of Wessex. The Countess of Wessex is the wife of Prince Edward and bears a striking resemblance to businesswoman Hannah.Back in 2018, when Hannah appeared on Michael McIntyre's Big Show, one viewer tweeted: “I’m sure Anton du Beke’s wife is married to Prince Edward.” Another added: “Was tryna think who Anton’s wife looks like, then it come to me… “Prince Edward’s missus The Duchess of Wessex #DeadRinger.” (sic) A third agreed, commenting: “Anton du Beke's wife looks like royalty!!”Anton married wife Hannah back in 2017, and the couple share two children together. The star has been a dancer on Strictly for many years, but began his career as a judge on the show last year.Anton is also set to return to the judging panel once more again this year, after he proved a popular choice with the public and his fellow cast members. Outside of his busy career, Anton enjoys spending time at home in Buckinghamshire with his wife Hannah and their adorable twins.Anton met his wife in 2010 when they were attending a dinner as members of the local golf club.Hannah is a successful business woman and Chief Marketing Officer at leading mobile network security company AdaptiveMobile.The pair got married in secret five years ago and welcomed
Dianne Buswell admits she ‘never thought’ she’d find love with Strictly boyfriend Joe Sugg Strictly Come Dancing star admitted she “never imagined” she would find love in a celebrity partner on the show. Dianne, 33, met Joe, 30, in 2018, when the pair were partnered up together for the sixteenth series of Strictly.The Youtuber and Australian dancer made it all the way to the final, before losing out to Stacey Dooley and her partner Kevin Clifton - who also ended up together.Speaking to after setting a new Guinness world record for furthest distance danced by a couple with professional partner Pasquale La Rocca, Dianne reflected on her romance with Joe.Asked if she ever thought she’d ever find love with a celebrity partner on the show, she replied: “I never did, no.“And I feel like all the stars aligned with Joe because we're just literally such similar people in so many ways. “We're very different in ways too, but just our personalities just click so, so well. “I always think it's so weird how we met and I feel like everything was just aligned in the right place, right time for both of us. It was pretty special.”Dianne and Joe received a lot of media attention when their relationship went public, with plenty of fans still invested in their blossoming romance. Reflecting on the beginnings of their relationship, Dianne admitted: “I think maybe at first it was a bit like, ‘Oh, gosh, okay, so everyone's so into this’. “But now it's so normal for us.
Seann Walsh admits regret over kiss with Strictly's Katya Jones amid 'horrific' backlash
Katya Jones, 33, during his time on Strictly Come Dancing after experiencing “horrific” backlash.The pair were caught kissing on camera in what turned into a huge scandal for the BBC show back in 2018.Comedian Seann has expressed regret over kissing Katya during his time on Strictly, which caused major backlash a few years ago.The kiss the pair exchanged was the main source of controversy during series 16 of Strictly, as Katya was married to fellow Strictly pro Neil Jones and Seann had a girlfriend at the time.Katya and husband Neil went on to split in 2019.Seann was dating then-girlfriend Rebecca Humphries, who split with the comedian soon after the smooch was caught on camera.She even released a statement on Twitter, where she pointed out the double standard of being called a 'psycho' in the past for questioning his close friendship with Katya.Speaking on new Amazon Prime Video show Backstage With Katherine Ryan, Seann explained: “What you are thinking about is: ‘What have you done to someone?’“It’s one thing doing that privately and I don’t judge anyone, because everyone’s got their own backstory, lives or whatever.”“It was horrific. It was crazy,” he continued.Seann went on to admit that he can't watch Strictly to this day, because of the effect it has on him mentally."I have such amazing memories of being on that show and then the repercussions of that kiss, it was crazy.