It’s been confirmed live on BBC TV that actress Kara Tointon and her professional dance partner ‘for Strictly Come Dancing’ Artem Chigvinsev are an item. Or they are going to be! It’s complicated when they are working together as dance partners, said Artem in his VT of this week’s training for the hit show “Strictly Come Dancing”. But after the show is over, he wants to take her out for dinner. “I’m making it official,” he said. They will be dating!
The admission, which went out live on BBC TV prime time viewing on Saturday, will end weeks of speculation in the press, on TV chat shows, the Internet and on the streets of the UK. The chemistry and attraction between the pair has been unmistakable for weeks. They are the beautiful couple of the show, with only Artem’s slightly metro-sexual look and demeanor throwing the more naive of fans off the romance scent.
The news is set to overshadow the perfect maximum score achieved this week by Pamela Stephenson and her professional dance partner, James Jordan, on her 61st birthday. They scored 40/40 for their beautifully elegant Viennese Waltz. She is certainly proving that age is no barrier to great dancing and performance skills.
But the show was stolen by Kara and Artem, even if they didn’t top the leader board. They not only received cheers and applause for the announcement which made their ‘Strictly’ romance official; they put in a passionate, strong performance of the tango, which is always a crowd pleaser. Their score of 38 would top the leader board in many other weeks, but with Pamela and James on top form, they had a tough act to follow. However, it is sure to be Kara and Artem’s blossoming romance which will attract most media attention.