SERIOUS Come Dancing has been rocked by a series of scandals over Nadiya Bychkova’s love life, The Sun on Sunday can reveal.
Before the nationwide tour, Nadiya was said to be at the center of backstage “flirting” behavior.
This is said to include hitting on Kai Widdrington’s dance partner AJ Ododu in the final.
This week, 32-year-old Nadiya became the latest victim of the love curse on the show, having secretly broke up with her Slovenian soccer player fiance Matija Skarabot, 33 years old.
AJ, 33 years old – forced to withdraw from finals and touring due to an ankle injury – has suffered is romantically associated with Kai in the previous series.
A friend of the TV presenter said, “AJ and Kai were really close on the show and their chemistry is very similar.
“Obviously she didn’t want to go on tour while her ankle healed and she was shocked that Kai seemed to have moved on by comforting Nadiya.
“Nadiya is extremely flirty and she definitely raised her eyebrows.
“AJ was also not happy when she heard that Nadiya was flirting with her Dan Walker dance partner. ”
Nadiya was spotted without an engagement ring as she cheered for a lingerie shopping at Calvin Klein on Friday.
Last weekend Kai, 26 years old, take her to an intimate dinner after they arrived in Birmingham for the tour.
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One viewer said they strolled arm in arm into Bar Estilo and chatted for two hours before heading back to the hotel.
They added: “Nadiya is looking slightly down and Kai is supporting him. It is clear that they have grown very close in the show. ”
Kai, whose housemate is dancer Giovanni Pernice, made his own entry into his first year on the show.
A source said: “Kai would love to be a part of the series.
“He is single and ready to mingle but by no means break any hearts along the way.
“If there’s any flirting in the group, it’s after rehearsals or performances, like all performers, he’s always been professional.”
During last year’s series, BBC Breakfast presenter Dan dismissed false claims of a backstage romance.
Dan even explained that Nadiya was hug him just to comfort him on the 10th anniversary of the death of football friend Gary Speed.
“I’m glad I was there for him,” Nadiya said at the time.
“Sometimes you need a friend just to be there and I can’t help but be there for him.”
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However, a behind-the-scenes source said: “The crew and several cast members, including AJ, were amazed at their close relationship and how Nadiya became flirting with one person. married men in front of everyone backstage.”
Dad’s dad Dan, 44 years old, remained friendly with the actors, despite not being on tour, and joined them for midweek dinner in his hometown of Sheffield earlier this month.
Travels of the past have become vibrant with after-show parties and booze at the hotel.
And the cast is said to have celebrated their first night on Thursday with drinks at their hotel until 1am.
There was even a rumor circulating on the set of the popular chat show that the dancers on a previous tour enjoyed a three-person scene after a drink.
A source said: ‘The tour is not as rigorous as the BBC show and people like to relax in hotels after the show.
“It was really fun and an opportunity for everyone to celebrate away from prying eyes.”
Most recently in May, Nadiya talked about her love for Matija.
And their relationship remained strong into late September when she introduced Dan to him via FaceTime.
But in October, she told The Sun on Sunday Their busy schedules and Covid mean they put their wedding plans on hold.
She said: “There was no time – it was full. I will update you. But to be honest, I haven’t really thought about when we’ll get back to it. Due to limitations, I’ve put it aside for now. ”
In a new interview, the mother of a Nadiya has opened up about wanting to have more children in 5 years time.
And when asked what item she always brings with her when traveling, she cheekily replied: “My thigh-high boots.”
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