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Nadiya Bychkova

Meet the blonde bombshell of Strictly!

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Age
32
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Ukranian Pro Nadiya joined the Strictly family in 2017, leaving a lasting impression with the Judges and public alike after making it all the way to the Quarter Final with EastEnders actor Davood Ghadami.

In 2018 she took to the dance floor with singer Lee Ryan (who's also one of Albert Square's famous alumni), but only made it to Week Three of the competition.

Bouncing back in 2019, Nadiya and her celeb partner ex-England goalie David James made it two more weeks to Week Five. In 2020 she took a break from partnering, but is now returning to the centre of the dance floor with Dan Walker for 2021!

Background

As two-time World Champion and European Champion in Ballroom and Latin ‘10’ Dance, Nadiya really knows her way around a dance floor, and has also taken part in the Bosnian version of Strictly Come Dancing.

She’s also a multiple-time Slovenian Ballroom and Latin Champion, and is a familiar face to many of the Strictly Pros, having trained at the same Slovenian dance school as fellow Pro Aljaž Skorjanec.