Strictly Come Dancing pro Nadiya Bychkova has opened up about the relationship with her co-star Kai Widdrington, saying: “It’s early days but I’m feeling relaxed”.
Bychkova, 32, from Kraine, has been a professional dancer on the hit TV show since 2017.
In an interview with the Daily Mail Weekend magazine, Bychkova spoke openly about her relationship with her strictly professional colleague Widdrington (26).
She said: “We’ve been seeing each other properly for a couple of months now.”
Widdrington joined Strictly in 2021 and reached the finals with celebrity partner AJ Odudu before she was forced to retire due to an ankle injury.
“It’s still early and we were rehearsing for the Strictly Professionals tour, so there was very little free time,” Bychkova continued.
She added: “But we’re learning more and more about each other every day. He is kind and compassionate and makes me laugh. I feel very relaxed with him.”
Bychkova was previously engaged to Slovenian footballer Matija Skarabot, with whom she has a daughter named Mila.
Speaking of her professional relationship with Widdrington, Bychkova said, “Kai is a fantastic dancer.
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“He’s 6ft 2″ and I’m 5ft 8” so we’re a really good match on the dance floor. There are not that many great male dancers.
“We are focused on our work, luckily we both understand that this is part of our job.”
Bychkova also said she intends to maintain a good relationship with her ex-fiancé Skarabot, 34, for the sake of their daughter.
“We will always be connected to Mila who we love more than anything and we will do our best to make sure she is the happiest child,” she said.
And adds: “It is important to Matija and me that we have a good relationship for the sake of Mila. Having a child surpasses everything else.
“We make sure everything around them works and we both understand our responsibilities.”
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/strictlys-nadiya-bychkova-has-spoken-about-dating-co-star-kai-widdrington-41602657.html Strictly’s Nadiya Bychkova has opened up about dating co-star Kai Widdrington