Felicity Kendal understands Strictly romance
Felicity Kendal has admitted she understands how marriages break down because of 'Strictly Come Dancing' as it is so easy to fall in love on the BBC One show.
Felicity Kendal understands how marriages break down because of 'Strictly Come Dancing'.
The 'Good Life' actress - who is in a long-term relationship with her ex-husband Michael Rudman following their divorce in 1990 - admitted while there is nothing going on between her and professional partner Vincent Simone, she can see how easy it is for people to fall in love on the BBC One show.
She said: "I can understand how everyone starts falling in love and marriages break down. You do get very relaxed! For me, it's not that unusual because you have to do the same thing with acting: shyness has to go.
"But the closeness that comes if you're much younger, my God I don't think I could have managed this at 20."
Felicity explained it is easy to get reliant on a dancing partner because the show's contestants are at their "most vulnerable" in front of the 'Strictly' judging panel.
She added to the Daily Mail newspaper: "You get so reliant on the person that if you are two people who are attracted, that's the end of whatever you've got at home. Male or female, it doesn't matter which way round it is, it's someone you rely on to hold you up when you fall down.
"When you're being praised or criticised, you're at your most vulnerable and you do see every couple bonding in a particular way. I'm bonding with Vincent - not in that way, but in a very strong friendship way."