Sara Davies reveals how Strictly Come Dancing has improved her marriage

Sara Davies has opened up about how taking part in Strictly Come Dancing has improved her marriage.

The Dragon’s Den businesswoman, 37, was partnered with fan favourite Aljaž Škorjanec, who is rumoured to be leaving the show this year, and made no secret of how much she enjoyed being on the show as it was a dream come true.

“My three big aspirations have been to do Strictly, to write a book and to be on the front cover of a magazine,” she told Fabulous.

The pair left the competition in week eight after performing an Argentine Tango to No More Tears (Enough is Enough), and while she was very emotional to leave, her husband helped to keep things in perspective.

“Simon is not a complimentary person,” she said. “He’s the one who keeps my feet on the ground. While everyone else is telling me how awesome I am, he won’t overdo it.”

Sara has also been candid about her weight and how Strictly helped improve her stamina.

Sara and Aljaž left Strictly Come Dancing in week eight of the competition
Sara and Aljaž left Strictly Come Dancing in week eight of the competition

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“When I said I was doing Strictly, my dad, who is Frank by name, frank by nature, said: ‘You’re just not good enough, kid – you’re overweight, you’ve got no musicality, you’ve got two left feet, you can’t move your body.”

“Long before Strictly, my doctor told me I needed to lose around 2st to get my BMI in a good place,” she said. “I thought I would lose it with Strictly. At first I was gutted, as I was getting on the scales every week and I wasn’t losing anything. I’ve never worked so hard in my life, so it should have been dropping off, but I’ve definitely toned up.

“I’ve even had to buy new leggings. We were filming a video and I had to stop halfway to tell Aljaž that my trousers were falling down!

“I don’t know if my BMI has changed, but I feel great,” she added. “I hate going to the gym, but I’ve just been prancing around feeling a million dollars with my trousers falling down.”

Sara broke down in tears on It Takes Two after leaving the show
Sara broke down in tears on It Takes Two after leaving the show

While her weight was one thing on her mind, the Strictly curse couldn’t have been further from it.

“I said I would only want Aljaž as my partner – and the curse was one of the biggest reasons for that. They never talk about the Strictly curse in relation to him and his partners, and maybe that’s because of Janette.”

She continued: “It was never going to apply to me because of how much I love my husband, but I didn’t want it being talked about. We’ve been together forever and our relationship is built on trust and fidelity, so it would never be an issue.”

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Sara and husband Simon made great friends with Strictly's Aljaž and Janette
Sara and husband Simon made great friends with Strictly’s Aljaž and Janette

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Sara has been married to her husband Simon, 41, for 14 years.

They’ve known each other for most of their lives, meeting when he was 19 and Sara was just 15, working as the scorer for their local cricket team.

And with her newfound stamina, it seems their relationship is even stronger.

“Trust me, he’s loving life…” she hinted.

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