The Russian-born dancer who is married to a woman, fellow dancer Elena Samodanova, is definitely not against same-sex couples being represented on dancing TV shows. He thinks that the passion and energy are the only things required for a perfect dance, and same-sex couples can have these qualities as well as opposite-sex couples. Being asked whether it would be comfortable for him as a heterosexual male dancer to be paired with a male celebrity, Gleb said it would be great. “If he’s super cute and light and could dance, I would totally do it. We would kill it,” said the dancer, “I just need a great person who’s easy to work with and really wants to be in the competition, not just publicity. People will be like, ‘Oh my God, they’re so great together’. I’m very open-minded and I wouldn’t mind doing it. I don’t give a f*** about what people think of me and what I do.” The battle about same-sex couples on Strictly lasts for months but the producers said that they would not step away from traditional format. Gleb is sure that they are just afraid of changes, but if they become courageous enough one day, it would be a great entertainment.