Who is married, single and engaged? Meet the men behind the Strictly female professionals

Want to know who the gorgeous gals from Strictly go home to at night? Well, look no further…

We’re not sure about you but each time we watch Strictly Come Dancing we are simply transfixed by those gorgeous dancers. And we’re not just talking about the blokes, either.

To be honest, it’s the girls we can’t stop staring at. In fact, we think we have a significant ‘girl-crush’ going on with most of them.

So, with that in mind, it got us thinking about who the ‘ek are those lovely ladies dating?

So let’s meet the men behind the women shall we?

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Janette Manrara


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What does she do: American professional dancer and choreographer from Miami, Florida

Where would you have seen her: Strictly – she’s been on the show for four year , the closest Janette has ever come to winning was placing fifth with Jake Wood in 2014.

Relationship status: Janette married fellow Strictly pro Aljaž Škorjanec earlier this year, after dating for several years. Aww!

Karen Clifton

Karen and Kevin Clifton

What does she do: She’s a Venezuelan professional Latin dance specialist and World Mambo Champion. Wow!

Relationship status: Married to Kevin Clifton, who has come second on Strictly a total of four times. Just look at that wedding photo – adorable!

The pair tied the knot in July 2015 in London, however they have recently been at the centre of speculation that their marriage is on the rocks after Karen was pictured out and about with accountant Stuart Wood. Karen has denied the rumours but did admit that she and Kevin have their ups and downs, she said: ‘Nothing is perfect. We just need to keep pushing.’

Let’s hope this isn’t the end of Karen and Kevin…

Katya Jones


What does she do: She’s from Slovenia and is a dancer and choreographer!

Where would you have seen her: Professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing!

Relationship status: Katya met her husband Neil, a back-up dancer on Strictly, in Blackpool in 2008 and together they tore through the world of dance, becoming the undefeated four-time British National Champions, and the three-time winners of the World Amateur Latin Championships. They married in 2015 in London.

Oti Mabuse

What does she do: She’s a South African professional Latin American and ballroom dancer.

Where would you have seen her: On Strictly Come Dancing and the German equivalent, Let’s Dance.

Relationship status: Oti is married to her former professional dance partner, Marius Iepure!

Amy Dowden

What does she do: The current British National Champion and one of the highest-ranking Ballroom and Latin American professional dancers in the UK

Where would you have seen her: In 2015, she reached the semi-final of the World Championship and this year she became the first Welsh professional to take part in Strictly, partnered with Brian Conley. Although they were eliminated in week 5, Amy won the Children in Need Special partnered with Blue Peter presenter Mark Curry.

Relationship status: She’s single!

Chloe Hewitt

What does she do: She’s an English dancer and choreographer!

Where will you see her: She won’t be taking part this year, but she will be helping on the spin off show It Takes Two!

Relationship status: She’s single!

Dianne Buswell

What does she do: She’s starred in musicals like Rock of Ages, Legally Blonde, Buswell and performed with Giovanni Pernice on his world tour!

Where would you have seen her: She’s best known for her performances on Australia’s Dancing with the Stars! This year she was partnered with Reverend Richard Coles but they were eliminated in week 2.

Relationship status: She’s single!

Nadiya Bychkova

What does she do: She is a two-time World Champion and European Champion in Ballroom and Latin ‘10’ Dance.

Where would you have seen her: She’s taken part in the Bosnian version of Strictly and posed for Slovenia’s Playboy magazine! She made it to week 11 with celeb partner Davood Ghadami in her Strictly debut this year, before losing out in the dance-off to Alexandra Burke.

Relationship status: She’s engaged! Nadiya’s boyfriend, footballer Matija Skarabot, popped the question earlier this month. Her romantic news was shared in front of millions after Claudia Winkleman congratulated Nadiya during an episode of Strictly.

Nadiya and Matija share a one-year-old daughter.

Form and orderly queue, gents…

From our sister site CelebsNow. Words by Lydia Major.

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