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Nadiya Bychkova

Meet the blonde bombshell of Strictly!

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Age
31

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 dancefloor with Blue singer Lee Ryan (who's also one of Albert Square's famous alumni), only making it to Week Three of the competition.

But in 2019, Nadiya and her cele partner ex-England goalie David James made it two more weeks to Week Five, before bowing out with their Jive.

For 2020, she's back as part of the Strictly family and we can't wait to see what fabulousness she brings this year!

Background

As two-time World Champion and European Champion in Ballroom and Latin ‘10’ Dance, Nadiya really knows her way around a dancefloor, as well as having 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.