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Jimi Mistry and Flavia Cacace

Strictly's Flavia weds Jimi Mistry

Former Strictly Come Dancing pro Flavia Cacace has married Coronation Street actor Jimi Mistry at London's St Pancras Renaissance Hotel.

The 34-year-old, who quit the main series following her victory with Louis Smith in 2012, posted a photo of herself and Jimi in their wedding gear sitting on the hotel stairs. She told her followers: "Had the most amazing day with family & friends @StPancrasRen xxx" - as well as changing her name on the social networking site to Flavia Cacace-Mistry.

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Pamela

I haven't recovered my pre-Strictly grooming

Heavens to bustier! When I read that Strictly Come Dancing finalist Natalie Gumede frequently sent back the costumes designed for her by the BBC costume team because they were too revealing, you could have knocked me down with a feather boa.

Censoring her own cossies? I don't get it … is she for real? The Coronation Street star is supposed to have claimed: "Nine times out of 10 I get some [material] added"

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Kara Tointon and Artem Chigvintsev

Kara and Artem end their romance

Actress Kara Tointon and Strictly pro Artem Chigvintsev have confirmed they have split up, following earlier speculation that their romance was on the rocks. The couple originally got together after dancing to victory in the 2010 series of the show.

However The Sun on Sunday reports that they parted company following a series of rows in which she is said to have accused him of being 'obsessed' with Strictly. "Kara and Artem have given this their best show but there is nothing between them any more," a source told the paper.

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Kara Tointon and Artem Chigvintsev

Kara and Artem loved-up on brunch date

Kara Tointon and her Strictly Come Dancing boyfriend Artem Chigvintsev have dismissed reports that they have broken up with the pair stepping out for a cosy brunch date over the weekend.

The former EastEnders actress and her dance partner have been together since falling in love on the dancefloor during the 2010 series of Strictly, which they went on to win.

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Kara

Natalie's closeness with Artem making Kara jealous

Another Strictly Come Dancing romance looks to be in trouble, as it’s claimed Natalie Gumede’s closeness with Artem Chigvintsev making Kara Tointon jealous.

Kara and Artem got together after being partnered on the BBC One series back in 2010, which Kara won. And while the pair are still living together, the Daily Mirror claims that the couple are “living largely separate lives”.

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Kara Tointon and Artem Chigvintsev

Strictly split for Kara and Artem?

Uh-oh... has the curse of Strictly Come Dancing struck again? Long-term lovers* Kara Tointon and Artem Chigvintsev are said to be “on the rocks” according to sources on the hit BBC1 show.

Despite the claims, the couple – who got together after winning the series in 2010 – are still sharing their London home. But the ex-EastEnders actress will not be joining the Russian dancer when he goes to LA in the spring, and the duo are said to be living largely separate lives.

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Claudia Winkleman

Claudia gives her Strictly verdict

Former-It Takes Two presenter Claudia Winkleman has revealed that she thinks Natalie Gumede and Patrick Robinson 'can go all the way' on Strictly Come Dancing. Winkleman, who stood in for host Bruce Forsyth on Saturday's show, has said this year's contestants are "brilliant", in an interview with Radio Times.

"This year we have an exceptionally lovely group of people," the TV presenter says. But the lovely group of people is dwindling by the week and Hairy Biker Dave Myers was the sixth star to be voted off the programme on Sunday.

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Jimi

Jimi Mistry to join Coronation Street

EAST Is East star Jimi Mistry is joining Corrie in a bid to inject some laddishness into the soap. The actor, who has appeared in The Guru and competed in Strictly Come Dancing, will play personal trainer Khalid — a mate of Gary Windass.

Jimi, engaged to professional dancer Flavia Cacace, who he partnered in the 2010 series of Strictly will join the ITV soap in September. His first scenes will screen from November.

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Ann

My friends warned me against Strictly

Ann Widdecombe has revealed that she jumped at the chance to do Strictly Come Dancing - despite her friends warning her that it was a bad idea.

The former Conservative MP- who unexpectedly reached the quarter finals of the 2010 series with partner Anton du Beke, despite continual bad reviews from the judges - said her success and popularity came as a huge surprise.

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Claudia Winkleman

Claudia worries about job loss

Claudia Winkleman worries she'll get fired from all her TV jobs.

The TV presenter - who fronts a string of shows including 'Strictly Come Dancing', 'The Great British Sewing Bee' and 'Film 2013' - is pessimistic about her hosting abilities but knows if she was to be axed, she would feel content with being a mother to her three children Jake, Matilda and Arthur - who she has with husband Kris Thykier.

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Jimi Mistry and Flavia Cacace

Flavia's romantic wedding proposal

Strictly Come Dancing star Flavia Cacace has told how stunned she was by her actor boyfriend’s romantic proposal during a trip to New York.

Ex-EastEnder Jimi Mistry, 40, who she met when the couple were partnered on the show in 2010, got down on one knee in January to offer her a square diamond ring set in platinum

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Kara Tointon and Artem Chigvintsev

Kara 'still happy' with Artem

Former EastEnders actress Kara Tointon has revealed that she and dancer Artem Chigvintsev are still together - and still very much a couple.

The pair, who sparked off a romance after they performed together in Strictly Come Dancing in 2010 - going on to win the series - now spend their time between London and Los Angeles, with Kara describing their relationship as 'fantastic'.

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Claudia Winkleman

Celebs sign up for Bake Off Comic Relief special

Celebrities will try to perfect their pastry and sort out their sponges under the watchful eye of Great British Bake Off's Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood in a special Comic Relief version.

The 16 amateur cooks, who include Duncan Bannatyne, Bob Mortimer, Ellie Simmonds, Jo Brand, Kirsty Wark and Claudia Winkleman, will compete against each other over four nights later this month in a bid to inspire the nation to get baking and sell their cakes to raise money for good causes.

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Jimi Mistry and Flavia Cacace

Flavia and Jimi announce engagement

Strictly Come Dancing professional Flavia Cacace is set to marry boyfriend Jimi Mistry, who was her dance partner on the series in 2010.

The 33-year-old - who recently scored her first ever victory on the series when she partnered Louis Smith - broke the news to her Twitter followers, revealing that the East is East star had popped the queston over the festive season.

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Russell Grant and Flavia Cacace

Pudseys to join Strictly dancers

Pudsey meet Pudsey - Children in Need's bandaged bear will team up with his dancing dog namesake for the charity show. Viewers will see the show's mascot perform a dance routine with the Britain's Got Talent winner on the BBC appeal next month.

Former Strictly Come Dancing stars Ann Widdecombe and Russell Grant will also return to the dance floor to team up with their partners Anton Du Beke and Flavia Cacace.

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