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Kara Tointon and Artem Chigvintsev

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 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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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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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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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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Kara Tointon knot in rush

STRICTLY Come Dancing winner Kara Tointon is in no rush to wed boyfriend and former dance partner Artem Chigvintsev.

Ex-EastEnder Kara, who won the 2010 series of the BBC1 reality hit, said: “All relationships are different and you have to see what happens. It’s nice to meet someone and wait. What’s the rush? If you are together, you are together.”

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Strictly lovers: “We are testing the water"

Strictly Come Dancing couple Kara Tointon and Artem Chigvintsev have bought a pair of kittens to “test the water” for a family. Asked about having children, Artem, 30, said: “We are taking one step at a time and we have got babies already in the form of two kittens.

“They are pixie-bob cats so are massive and charge around the house like horses at 5am, which isn’t pleasant. “We are testing the water, so it is one step closer to the next step. If we survive then we can go to the next level.”

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Kara Tointon makes a rumba-ck

Former Strictly Come Dancing winners Kara Tointon and Artem Chigvintsev are to revive their twinkle-toed partnership by performing at a Jubilee celebration.

The duo – who became a couple after being paired on the show in 2010 – will perform in a Strictly segment of the Jubilee Family Festival in London’s Hyde Park on June 2 and 3. They join Chelsee Healey, who came second last year, and pro dancer Robin Windsor in a section of the bash to be hosted by judge Craig Revel Horwood.

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Kara Tointon wins a lot of new fans

Kara Tointon has us all of a flapper in a beautiful twenties-inspired frock at the Olivier Awards. The former EastEnders actress, who won Strictly Come Dancing in 2010, rocked the Alice + Olivia Minka sequinned dress along with a pair of nude peep-toe heels.

Kara, 28, was at the showbiz ceremony to co-present the gong for Best New Dance Production to Akram Khan for his show Desh.

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Kara Tointon shows off her socks appeal

Former EastEnders star Kara Tointon was joined by TV presenters Tess Daly, Alex Jones and Claudia Winkleman at the unveiling of these snazzy socks for Sport Relief.

Organisers are hoping participants will buy the special footwear to take part in the hundreds of Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile events across the country from March 23 to 25.

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Len: Kara would be great on Strictly

Len Goodman thinks Kara Tointon would be "great" on the 'Strictly Come Dancing' judging panel. The 67-year-old star - who is joined on the BBC One show by Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli - thinks the former 'Strictly' winner could bring a "different dynamic" to the series if she takes over from Alesha Dixon after she defected to rival ITV1 show 'Britain's Got Talent'.

He exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I think she would be great. We've all got our roles to play and myself, Bruno and Craig have all got strong personalities and different fields of expertise. To get somebody who is an ex-competitor does bring a different dynamic to the thing.

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Kara Tointon: nice girl goes bad

The EastEnders and Strictly star takes on her toughest role yet – as an Ayckbourn villain in Absent Friends.

Kara Tointon says most actors want people to like them. Sometimes, with this in mind, they talk themselves into believing that the unpleasant roles in which they have been cast are sympathetic.

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Bruno backs Kara to replace Alesha

Strictly Come Dancing judge Bruno Tonioli wants to see Alesha Dixon replaced by another “feisty” former champion. Bruno has backed 2010 winner Kara Tointon as the perfect choice to fill the empty judge’s seat.

And he revealed 2004 champ Jill Halfpenny is also in the running to take over from Alesha, who has quit the BBC1 show to join Simon Cowell on ITV1’s Britain’s Got Talent.

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