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Strictly’s Robin Windsor: Kristina’s no home wrecker!

Strictly Come Dancing professional Robin Windsor has defended his dance partner Kristina Rihanoff following claims she wrecked her celebrity dance partner’s marriage.

The blonde Russian dancer was recently accused of being the cause of former celebrity dance partner Ben Cohen’s marriage breakdown after he was photographed leaving her house. But Kristina’s professional dance partner Robin has spoken of his frustration, claiming his friend is always accused of wrong doing even when she isn’t the one in a relationship.

“Sometimes Kristina gets close to her dance partners. But the finger is always pointed at the woman, ironic considering Kristina’s the one who’s single and carefree,” he told British newspaper The Mirror. "She can do what she wants.”

The 37-year-old danced with the former rugby player on the 2013 series where they made it to week nine. The pair have remained friends since, but following his split from wife of 11 years Abigail, their closeness came under the microscope by the media.

A picture emerged of Ben sat with his arm draped around the back of Kristina’s chair on the London Underground, then another set of photos showed the 36-year-old leaving the dancer’s flat one morning. However Kristina is vehemently denied any wrong doing.

“My past should be allowed to be my past. It’s like I’ve been drawn as a man-eater and now I am not allowed to be anything other than that, the single girl who is blame for other couples’ problems,” she previously said. “When I was paired with Ben I had just come out of my relationship with Joe [Calzaghe] and I was not in a good place emotionally. I felt safe opening up to him.”

Kristina previously danced with Joe in 2009 before embarking on a four-year relationship. She also had a fling with former professional on the show Vincent Simone.

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