This year’s Strictly Come Dancing romance? Iveta Lukosiute has a crush on rugby player Thom Evans

The dancer said the pair have “laughed like crazy since day one” during their rehearsals. Get the best celeb exclusives and video house tours to your inbox every evening with our daily newsletter. The year-old said to the MailOnline: “He is a genuine person. To be honest I did find him attractive to start with and when I got to know him, I liked his personality more than his looks. Iveta, who was paired with Waterloo Road actor mark Benton last year, said that she was thrilled with her new partner. Tom is the guy I wanted right from the start.

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The series was presented by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, who had been promoted to co-presenter after Bruce Forsyth decided to leave the show in the eleventh series; however, Forsyth will continue to host the Christmas and Children in Need specials. In the third week, Donny Osmond joined the judges, making the maximum score that week of 50 points. The shows from November 1 to 16 were hosted by Tess and Zoe, after one of Claudia’s children was involved in an accident.

Pasha Kovalev also became the second professional to reach the final three times, after Brendan Cole.

Strictly Come Dancing contestant Thom Evans with his partner Iveta spend the series with the former rugby pro, who once dated Kelly Brook.

Strictly’s Neil Jones goes public with new romance following Katya cheating scandal. Maura Higgins shows off new teeth following visit to Michelle Keegan’s dentist. Gemma Collins reveals she was punched in the face and had her purse stolen. Kelly Brook, 34, called off her engagement to year-old David McIntosh just a few weeks ago, shortly after reports claimed that he had been cheating on her with ex-girlfriend Sarah Harper.

But, with many predicting that Kelly would not be single for long, it seems as if the curvy model has already decided to focus her attentions on a different man. According to sources at The Sun, Kelly – who is currently working on a project in Los Angeles – was caught texting her ex Thom Evans after seeing him hit the dance floor for Strictly Come Dancing They said: “Kelly has been texting Thom to show she’s backing him on SCD [and to] congratulate him on his dancing.

She’s been keeping up to date with the show even though she’s been in the States. Kelly and Thom first met in a nightclub and began dating in December In March she announced via Twitter that she and Evans were expecting a baby girl, but she later tragically suffered a miscarriage. She lost a second baby just a few months later and consequentially split with the Strictly Come Dancing star.

However, if Kelly is hoping to rekindle her and Thom’s past romance, she might be out of luck; the ripped model is rumoured to be dating trictly dance partner Iveta Lukosiute.

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The date arena run kicked off at Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena on Thom Evans and Iveta Lukosiute fourth couple to leave Strictly Come Dancing.

The dancer was lost for words when she found out she would be coaching the handsome model in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing. The handsome former rugby player was the contestant that all the female dancers were hoping to be paired with and Iveta couldn’t believe her luck when she heard her name called out. Lithuanian born Iveta was speechless when she learned she would spend the series coaching the model, who once dated Kelly Brook.

I wanted Thom so much that I didn’t expect to get him ,” she said in an interview with Hello! The pair, who are pictured posing together on a grand piano, have already hit it off as they rehearse for the show. According the the Sun newspaper, the besotted hunk has been spending as much time as he can with his new dance partner, with the pair reportedly enjoying several romantic dates.

He said she is meeting his family. Vewers were introduced to the celebrities and their professional partners in the launch show, but the series officially returns on Saturday. Thom has admitted that he feels prepared to perform in the live shows after already having a crack at a professional pop career back in with band Twen2y4Sev7n. I loved doing that. By Kara O’Neill. Hotting up: Iveta was ‘unable to speak’ when she found out she was partnered with rugby hunk Thom Image: Hello!

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According to Strictly dancer Iveta Lukosiote, all the pros wanted to waltz with rugby star Thom Evans this year. Wannabe contestant Rachel Mainwaring would never be so fussy. Oh well then. Unless they make a Strictly Come Dancing for plebs that is.

Strictly Pros Dance to ‘There’s No Business like Show Business’. Duration: Thom Evans & Iveta Charleston to ‘New York, New York’.

Buy Latest Issue. Warring nations. Deadly disease. Ferocious independence debates. And, of course, a luxuriously bearded baking hipster getting a bit cross with someone from the WI. But fear not, morose nation! But first, some awkward business. Losers: our poor pros forced into some kind of camp haka on the constricting red carpet; Craig, experiencing Phantom Sense of Rhythm Syndrome. Satin asymmetrical gown, both juvenile hint of sailor dress and weirdly suggestive unfortunate puckering.

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Nicole Scherzinger, who we are now affectionately dubbing ‘Wonder Woman’, has just reminded us that working out needs to go at the top of our ‘to do’…. Nicole Scherzinger certainly celebrated her 42nd birthday in style! The Pussycat Dolls singer, who jetted off to Portugal for the occasion, was…. Nicole Scherzinger is one lucky lady — boyfriend Thom Evans has whisked her off to Portugal to celebrate her 42nd birthday.

Aside from having major…. Nicole Scherzinger and Thom Evans “spread some love” by performing a romantic duet to celebrate the former rugby star’s 35th birthday on Thursday.

Frankie Bridge and Thom Evans are the first celebrities announced for the Strictly Back in action: Thom and Frankie’s Strictly career’s will carry on in Thom Evans and Iveta Lukosiute will dance together this series (Picture: BBC) The 31 date show will open at The Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham on

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The pros don’t even know who they’ll be competing with yet, but they’re already hitting the dance studios to keep limber and pose for pictures, obviously. The photo also shows Ola Jordan looking in good health after she picked up a knee injury during training for Channel 4 ‘s The Jump at the end of last year; she later admitted that she feared she might never walk again.

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Strictly Come Dancing informally known as Strictly is a British television dance contest in which celebrities partner with professional dancers to compete in mainly ballroom and Latin dance. Each couple is scored by a panel of judges. The format has been exported to over 40 other countries — under the title Dancing with the Stars — licensed by BBC Worldwide, and led to a modern dance -themed spin-off Strictly Dance Fever. The Guinness World Records has named Strictly to be the world’s most successful reality television format.

With its high viewing figures, Strictly Come Dancing has become a significant programme on British television. Since the fourth series, the show has aired in high definition.

This year’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ has barely begun, however, it looks like we already have our first romance. Earlier this week, Thom Evan’s ‘Strictly’ partner Iveta Lukosiute admitted to having Duo ‘Sneaking Off For Dates’.

The Saturdays singer will join the retired rugby player as they jive, foxtrot and cha cha their way across the country in an attempt to dazzle the judges with their moves and lift the famous Strictly glitterball trophy. I’m really excited to be a part of the tour. It will be a bit strange performing in arenas without my band mates, but I can’t wait to see all the Strictly fans who have supported me throughout the TV series and get my dancing shoes on again.

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Thom started playing rugby at school and played for England at Under 16, 18 and 21 levels. After school he played for the London Wasps and in he moved to the Glasgow Warriors, where he still holds the record for the most tries scored. In , Thom played for Scotland in the rugby sevens team, making his debut for Scotland in the rugby union team the following year.

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Heritage · Family Notices · Dating · Weddings · MPs and council · Target stamps Strictly Come Dancing contestants with their professional partners Jennifer Gibney, Thom Evans, Sunetra Sarker, Gregg Wallace, Caroline Flack, Simon Sarker and Strictly stalwart Brendan Cole [Picture: BBC / Ray Burmiston; Iveta.

By Becky Freeth for MailOnline. Strictly Come Dancing has a strong reputation for being a hotbed for new romance. But it seems the latest pair are sharing romantic dates way ahead of schedule, as Strictly Come Dancing only opened its doors this Saturday. Dancer partners Thom Evans and Iveta Lukosiute were pictured enjoying a secret lunch after rehearsals on Tuesday ahead of their first performance and are said to be developing a close bond.

Scroll down for video. Strictly’s latest romance is one that has been blossoming from the word go, with Thom, 29, admitting that he fancied his year-old dance partner as soon as they were paired up in August. This week, while they were hard at work preparing for their first live dance routine, they had time to squeeze in an intimate out-of-hours meet near the dance studio. Smitten Thom, who dressed casually in tracksuit bottoms, trainers and a sweater, reached for the blonde bombshells hand but was shunned by the professional for fear of being spotted, indicating that their relationship was still somewhat under wraps.

Shot down: The relationship is still said to be under wraps as shown when Thom went for Iveta’s hand but got a cold response. Thom and Iveta appeared to be pretty comfortable in each other’s company as she left her hair wild and loose, while similarly dressing down in leggings and trainers. The Sun newspaper reported last week, that the pair have been enjoying numerous secret dates and that Thom is even ready for her to meet his parents.

A source told the paper: ‘He is completely smitten. Heating up: Although Strictly has only just returned with live shows, the romance between Thom and Iveta has been escalating quickly behind the scenes.

Thom Evans reaches for dance partner Iveta Lukosiute’s hand on romantic after hours lunch

THE Strictly celeb pairings haven’t even hit the dancefloor yet, but romance has already blossomed backstage. Hunky Thom Evans has reportedly fallen for professional dancer Iveta Lukosiute just two weeks after becoming her Strictly partner. Lithuanian bombshell Iveta admitted that she found Kelly Brook’s ex attractive after being paired with him, but Mr Evans seems to have stepped his crush up a notch. A friend of the year-old star told The Sun: “He is completely smitten.

As well as getting up close and personal in the rehearsal room, Thom has been treating his year-old partner to dinner dates, and even booked her a spa trip.

The final line-up for the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour is unveiled will be joined by the winners of the BBC1 Strictly series Tom Chambers and Thom Evans with Iveta Lukosiute POSTPONED – RESCHEDULED DATE TBA​.

By Michael Hogan. Evans above. Or should that be Evans below? There was widespread indignation as square-jawed rugby star Thom Evans became the fourth celebrity and third male to depart the dancefloor. They propped it up again last night, both turning in embarrassingly bad Charlestons. Despite being the worst surviving dancers by some distance, Mills and Murray are yet to appear in a dance-off and were again rescued by phone votes from their fanbases.

Thom Evans and Simon Webbe’s routines had been unmemorably middling. They finished fourth and fifth bottom respectively, with Webbe a full 10 points above Murray. Flat-footed Alison Hammond could also herself lucky. She, Murray and Mills might feel guilty about out-lasting far superior hoofers. At least Murray and Hammond are having a whale of a time.

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