Artem returns for his third series, and he's looking to regain the Strictly title.
|Fact title||Fact data|
|Dance Partner||Fern Britton|
Originally from Russia, dancing has taken Artem all over the world. He moved to America where he partnered Ballroom Champion Giselle Peacock, and he was also a finalist on the American television series So You Think You Can Dance.
The Paso is full of character, it's so theatrical and dramatic Artem Chigvintsev
Artem debuted in 2010 - and won with his partner Kara Tointon. The pair excelled together and gained very high scores from the judges, scoring 39/40 on three different occasions. Bruno stated they were "sensuous, romantic and always pushed to the limit."
Artem was very emotional after being crowned champion - all he could say was "you're amazing" to Kara. Early the next morning Kara was treated in A&E for the torn ligament damage she sustained during the final.
Artem's parents took him to dance classes from a young age. His mother loved dancing and wanted Artem to be involved with something that would keep him from hanging around on the streets. He happily went along and loved every minute of it. It was when he started to win Russian dance competitions that he thought he might be good enough to make a career of dancing.
He moved away from home at the age of 15 to seek training in Germany. "Dancing has taken me all over... I have trained in England, Italy, Germany and many more countries."
As well as dancing, he has been cast in various acting roles, including playing the victim of one of the Cougars in US teen soap The O.C.
Most recently, Artem performed as part of a major dance show on a worldwide tour, which gave him the opportunity to perform on Broadway as well as in the West End.
The current champion also acted as one of the choreographers on the British second series of So You Think You Can Dance.
Artem is currently dating his partner from Strictly 2010, Kara Tointon.
Artem is obsessed with cars. He loves motorsports and is a massive fan of Formula One.
He is also courteous and polite - he apologised to It Takes Two viewers for slouching on a previous show.
- Fern and Artem dance the Paso Doble to 'Espana Cani' Duration: 01:48 Series 10, Week 5
- Fern and Artem dance the American Smooth to 'Killer Queen' Duration: 01:46 Series 10, Week 4
- Fern and Artem dance the Charleston to 'Supercalifragilistic' Duration: 01:42 Series 10, Week 3 - Strictly Does Hollywood
- Fern & Artem dance the Waltz to 'Always A Woman' Duration: 01:41 Series 10, Week 2
- Fern Britton & Artem Chigvintsev Dance the Cha Cha to ‘Signed Sealed Delivered’ Duration: 01:37 Series 10, Week 1 - Show 1
- First steps: Fern and Artem Duration: 02:27 Series 10
- Aliona Vilani Left in Week 2
- Anton du Beke LEFT IN WEEK 3
- Artem Chigvintsev Left in Week 6
- Brendan Cole LEFT IN WEEK 8
- Erin Boag Left in Week 7
- Flavia Cacace Winner of 2012
- James Jordan Runner up
- Karen Hauer Left in Week 10
- Kristina Rihanoff Left in Week 5
- Natalie Lowe Left in Week 9
- Ola Jordan Left in Week 4
- Pasha Kovalev Runner up
- Robin Windsor Left in Week 11
- Vincent Simone Left in the Grand Final