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Love Island’s Maura Higgins joins Kady McDermott and Joanna Chimonides on night out

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They all found fame when they went looking for romance in the Love Island villa.

And Maura Higgins, Kady McDermott, Joanna Chiminodes, Georgia Steel, Francesca Allen and Eve and Jess Gale all made the most of their last night out together before London goes into Tier Two Covid-19 measures. 

The group looked in good spirits as they went to MKNY House in Mayfair to celebrate Joanna’s 24th birthday.

Party: Maura Higgins, 29, was joined by several of her fellow Love Island stars for a night out at MKNY in Mayfair on Friday

Party: Maura Higgins, 29, was joined by several of her fellow Love Island stars for a night out at MKNY in Mayfair on Friday

Party: Maura Higgins, 29, was joined by several of her fellow Love Island stars for a night out at MKNY in Mayfair on Friday 

Maura, 29, looked radiant as ever for the evening, showcasing her jaw-dropping figure in a black sleeveless dress.

The Irish beauty added height height to her frame with a pair of matching heels while she also carried a black coat.

Styling her brunette locks into an updo, Maura completed her look with a black handbag and a pair of hoop earrings.

Birthday girl Joanna looked nothing short of sensational in a pink long-sleeved mini dress with a sequined embellishment.

Stunning: Kady McDermott, 25, effortlessly turned heads in a dark orange mini dress which she wore with a black leather jacket

Stunning: Kady McDermott, 25, effortlessly turned heads in a dark orange mini dress which she wore with a black leather jacket

Stunning: Kady McDermott, 25, effortlessly turned heads in a dark orange mini dress which she wore with a black leather jacket

Wow: Birthday girl Joanna Chimonides, 24, looked nothing short of sensational in a pink long-sleeved mini dress with a sequined embellishment

Wow: Birthday girl Joanna Chimonides, 24, looked nothing short of sensational in a pink long-sleeved mini dress with a sequined embellishment

Wow: Birthday girl Joanna Chimonides, 24, looked nothing short of sensational in a pink long-sleeved mini dress with a sequined embellishment

Style: Maura looked radiant as ever for the evening, showcasing her jaw-dropping figure in a black sleeveless dress

Style: Maura looked radiant as ever for the evening, showcasing her jaw-dropping figure in a black sleeveless dress

Style: Maura looked radiant as ever for the evening, showcasing her jaw-dropping figure in a black sleeveless dress

Style: Maura looked radiant as ever for the evening, showcasing her jaw-dropping figure in a black sleeveless dress

Style: Maura looked radiant as ever for the evening, showcasing her jaw-dropping figure in a black sleeveless dress

The radio host also wore a pair of black strappy heels for the occasion which she paired with a matching handbag.

Striking a pose before she went inside the venue, Joanna styled her blonde tresses into loose waves for her party.

Kady, 25, effortlessly turned heads in a dark orange mini dress which she wore with a black leather jacket.

Pals: Joanna also wore a pair of black strappy heels for the occasion which she paired with a matching handbag

Pals: Joanna also wore a pair of black strappy heels for the occasion which she paired with a matching handbag

Pals: Joanna also wore a pair of black strappy heels for the occasion which she paired with a matching handbag

Chic: Francesca Allen, 24, cut a trendy figure for the evening, donning a green jacket which she wore over a mustard shirt

Chic: Francesca Allen, 24, cut a trendy figure for the evening, donning a green jacket which she wore over a mustard shirt

Chic: Francesca Allen, 24, cut a trendy figure for the evening, donning a green jacket which she wore over a mustard shirt

Chic: Francesca Allen, 24, cut a trendy figure for the evening, donning a green jacket which she wore over a mustard shirt

Chic: Francesca Allen, 24, cut a trendy figure for the evening, donning a green jacket which she wore over a mustard shirt

Looking good: Sisters Jess and Eve, 21, looked in good spirits as they arrived at the venue with Eve donning a mauve mini dress which she wore with a white jacket

Looking good: Sisters Jess and Eve, 21, looked in good spirits as they arrived at the venue with Eve donning a mauve mini dress which she wore with a white jacket

Looking good: Sisters Jess and Eve, 21, looked in good spirits as they arrived at the venue with Eve donning a mauve mini dress which she wore with a white jacket

Pose: The Irish beauty added height height to her frame with a pair of matching heels while she also carried a black coat

Pose: The Irish beauty added height height to her frame with a pair of matching heels while she also carried a black coat

Pose: The Irish beauty added height height to her frame with a pair of matching heels while she also carried a black coat

Pose: The Irish beauty added height height to her frame with a pair of matching heels while she also carried a black coat

Pose: The Irish beauty added height height to her frame with a pair of matching heels while she also carried a black coat

Radiant: Rounding out the group was Georgia Steel, 22, who went braless in a daring grey top which she wore with a matching skirt

Radiant: Rounding out the group was Georgia Steel, 22, who went braless in a daring grey top which she wore with a matching skirt

Radiant: Rounding out the group was Georgia Steel, 22, who went braless in a daring grey top which she wore with a matching skirt

Elegant: Francesca also wore dark green trousers and a pair of open toed heels while she carried a multi-coloured handbag

Elegant: Francesca also wore dark green trousers and a pair of open toed heels while she carried a multi-coloured handbag

Elegant: Francesca also wore dark green trousers and a pair of open toed heels while she carried a multi-coloured handbag

Elegant: Francesca also wore dark green trousers and a pair of open toed heels while she carried a multi-coloured handbag

Elegant: Francesca also wore dark green trousers and a pair of open toed heels while she carried a multi-coloured handbag

The reality star also wore a pair of eye-catching strappy heels for the evening and added a touch of glamour with a light pallet of makeup.

Francesca, 24, cut a trendy figure for the evening, donning a green jacket which she wore over a mustard shirt.

The beauty also wore dark green trousers and a pair of open toe heels while she carried a multi-coloured handbag. 

Incredible: Striking a pose before she went inside the venue, Joanna styled her blonde tresses into loose waves for her party

Incredible: Striking a pose before she went inside the venue, Joanna styled her blonde tresses into loose waves for her party

Incredible: Striking a pose before she went inside the venue, Joanna styled her blonde tresses into loose waves for her party

Turning heads: Georgia let her brunette locks fall loose down her shoulder and added to her outfit with a black handbag

Turning heads: Georgia let her brunette locks fall loose down her shoulder and added to her outfit with a black handbag

Turning heads: Georgia let her brunette locks fall loose down her shoulder and added to her outfit with a black handbag

Turning heads: Georgia let her brunette locks fall loose down her shoulder and added to her outfit with a black handbag

Turning heads: Georgia let her brunette locks fall loose down her shoulder and added to her outfit with a black handbag

Stunner: Styling her brunette locks into an updo, Maura completed her look with a black handbag and a pair of hoop earrings

Stunner: Styling her brunette locks into an updo, Maura completed her look with a black handbag and a pair of hoop earrings

Stunner: Styling her brunette locks into an updo, Maura completed her look with a black handbag and a pair of hoop earrings

Sultry: Jess showcased her ample assets in a white mini dress with a layered neckline which she wore with cream heels

Sultry: Jess showcased her ample assets in a white mini dress with a layered neckline which she wore with cream heels

Sultry: Jess showcased her ample assets in a white mini dress with a layered neckline which she wore with cream heels

Sultry: Jess showcased her ample assets in a white mini dress with a layered neckline which she wore with cream heels

Sultry: Jess showcased her ample assets in a white mini dress with a layered neckline which she wore with cream heels

Sisters: Jess let her locks fall loose down her shoulders while Eve styled hers into an updo

Sisters: Jess let her locks fall loose down her shoulders while Eve styled hers into an updo

Sisters: Jess let her locks fall loose down her shoulders while Eve styled hers into an updo 

Reality: The group all found fame when they went looking for romance in the Love Island villa

Reality: The group all found fame when they went looking for romance in the Love Island villa

Reality: The group all found fame when they went looking for romance in the Love Island villa

Reality: The group all found fame when they went looking for romance in the Love Island villa

Reality: The group all found fame when they went looking for romance in the Love Island villa

Jaw-dropping: Joanna's outfit also featured a plunging neckline and a daring leg split

Jaw-dropping: Joanna's outfit also featured a plunging neckline and a daring leg split

Jaw-dropping: Joanna’s outfit also featured a plunging neckline and a daring leg split 

All smiles: Maura added to her look for the evening with a daring red lip

All smiles: Maura added to her look for the evening with a daring red lip

All smiles: Maura added to her look for the evening with a daring red lip 

Sisters Jess and Eve, 21, looked in good spirits as they arrived at the venue with Eve donning a mauve mini dress which she wore with a white jacket.

Jess showcased her ample assets in a white mini dress with a layered neckline which she wore with cream heels.

Rounding out the group was Georgia, 22, who went braless in a daring grey top which she wore with a matching skirt.  

The star let her brunette locks fall loose down her shoulder and added to her outfit with a black handbag.  

Star: Georgia effortlessly turned heads with her daring ensemble for the evening

Star: Georgia effortlessly turned heads with her daring ensemble for the evening

Star: Georgia effortlessly turned heads with her daring ensemble for the evening

Star: Georgia effortlessly turned heads with her daring ensemble for the evening

Star: Georgia effortlessly turned heads with her daring ensemble for the evening

Party: Joanna and Kady arrived to the swanky venue holding hands

Party: Joanna and Kady arrived to the swanky venue holding hands

Party: Joanna and Kady arrived to the swanky venue holding hands 

Fashion: Eve wore a light pallet of makeup and paired her outfit with a patterned handbag

Fashion: Eve wore a light pallet of makeup and paired her outfit with a patterned handbag

Fashion: Eve wore a light pallet of makeup and paired her outfit with a patterned handbag

Fashion: Eve wore a light pallet of makeup and paired her outfit with a patterned handbag

Fashion: Eve wore a light pallet of makeup and paired her outfit with a patterned handbag

Trendy: Kady completed her look for the party with a smokey eye

Trendy: Kady completed her look for the party with a smokey eye

Trendy: Kady completed her look for the party with a smokey eye 

Ensemble: Jess added to her outfit with a dark brown patterned handbag

Ensemble: Jess added to her outfit with a dark brown patterned handbag

Ensemble: Jess added to her outfit with a dark brown patterned handbag 

Here comes the girls! The Love Islanders all posed for a fun snap outside

Here comes the girls! The Love Islanders all posed for a fun snap outside

Here comes the girls! The Love Islanders all posed for a fun snap outside 

Work it: They knew how to work their best angles as they enjoyed their night on the town

Work it: They knew how to work their best angles as they enjoyed their night on the town

Work it: They knew how to work their best angles as they enjoyed their night on the town 

Home time! Georgia and Maura were seen heading home

Home time! Georgia and Maura were seen heading home

Racy! They stepped out in London in their racy ensembles

Racy! They stepped out in London in their racy ensembles

Home time! Georgia and Maura were seen heading home as they stepped out in London in their racy ensembles (L-R)

Happy: Kady appeared in good spirits as she flashed a smile

Happy: Kady appeared in good spirits as she flashed a smile

Happy: Kady appeared in good spirits as she flashed a smile

It comes as London is set to move to Tier Two Covid-19 restrictions following an increase in coronavirus cases. 

Tier 1 restrictions, which the majority of England have been placed under, are believed to mirror the rules currently in place across the country.

It includes the rule of six, a 10pm curfew, group sport to be played outdoors only and a maximum of 15 guests at wedding ceremonies.

Under Tier 2 restrictions, households are also banned from meeting indoors, even in hospitality venues.

Two households are allowed to socialise outdoors but must stay within the six-person limit and adhere to social distancing.

Fun times: Kady and Eve appeared in good spirits

Fun times: Kady and Eve appeared in good spirits

Mwah! They playfully posed for snaps while leaving the venue

Mwah! They playfully posed for snaps while leaving the venue

Fun times: Kady and Eve appeared in good spirits as they playfully posed for snaps while leaving the venue 

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Newly single Jennifer Metcalfe looks chic as she steps out

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She has been focusing on work since confirming the end of her long-term romance in August. 

And Jennifer Metcalfe looked chic as she stepped out in a black frill wrap skirt with heeled over-the-knee boots on Saturday. 

The Hollyoaks actress, 37, put on a radiant display in the ensemble which offered a glimpse of her toned pins as she headed to a dinner reservation at The Dakota Hotel.

Stunning: Jennifer Metcalfe, 37, looked chic as she stepped out in a black frill wrap skirt with heeled over-the-knee boots on Saturday

Stunning: Jennifer Metcalfe, 37, looked chic as she stepped out in a black frill wrap skirt with heeled over-the-knee boots on Saturday

Stunning: Jennifer Metcalfe, 37, looked chic as she stepped out in a black frill wrap skirt with heeled over-the-knee boots on Saturday

The beauty teamed her look with a navy knit for the occasion which she tucked into her mini skirt to showcase her enviable figure.  

Jennifer wore her long dark tresses in loose waves with her signature fringe to frame her pretty features. 

The actress carried her evening essentials in an olive snakeskin structured bag and opted for a rose lip with a flick of black eyeliner for the outing. 

Beauty: Jennifer wore her long dark tresses in loose waves with her signature fringe to frame her pretty features

Beauty: Jennifer wore her long dark tresses in loose waves with her signature fringe to frame her pretty features

Beauty: Jennifer wore her long dark tresses in loose waves with her signature fringe to frame her pretty features

Jennifer’s outing comes seven weeks after she revealed her relationship with former Geordie Shore star Greg Lake, with whom she raises son Daye, three, quietly ended during lockdown.  

She wrote on Instagram: ‘Greg and I decided to part ways amicably a couple months ago. We remain friends and we both will continue to happily co parent Daye and would appreciate privacy during these times.’

Jennifer has been regularly sharing pictures of herself with Greg and Daye on her Instagram, with the last family picture appearing on July 12.

Sad news: Jennifer revealed on Instagram in August she had quietly spolie from Greg Lake months ago following an eight year romance (she shared this picture in April)

Sad news: Jennifer revealed on Instagram in August she had quietly spolie from Greg Lake months ago following an eight year romance (she shared this picture in April)

Sad news: Jennifer revealed on Instagram in August she had quietly spolie from Greg Lake months ago following an eight year romance (she shared this picture in April)

It seems that the couple had already split at this point, but they remain close. 

In 2018, Jennifer said she thought Greg had proposed to her following their long romance, but she wasn’t having any of it anyway.

She told ITV’s Loose Women at the time: ‘I thought Greg had proposed to me on my birthday. He got a ring out, I’d just got back from work.

Parenthood: Jennifer previously said that sleepless nights with son Daye meant they had no plans to expand their brood

Parenthood: Jennifer previously said that sleepless nights with son Daye meant they had no plans to expand their brood

Parenthood: Jennifer previously said that sleepless nights with son Daye meant they had no plans to expand their brood 

‘I was too tired for it. I said “can we please do this another time, I’m tired”. It was just a ring ‘for us’ though, not an engagement one.’

But the year before, Jennifer told Fabulous magazine that marriage was very much in their plans.

She said: ‘We’ll probably do it like a party and be like: “Let’s get married next month and we’ll text our friends”. There will be no ring or anything.’

Amicable: Jennifer shared a post as she thanked those around her who have been supportive

Amicable: Jennifer shared a post as she thanked those around her who have been supportive

Amicable: Jennifer shared a post as she thanked those around her who have been supportive 

Announcement: Greg shared an almost identical post to Jennifer on the same day

Announcement: Greg shared an almost identical post to Jennifer on the same day

Announcement: Greg shared an almost identical post to Jennifer on the same day 

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Strictly Come Dancing: Stars kick off first live show

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Strictly Come Dancing kicked off its first live show on Saturday. 

Jamie Laing was first out onto the show, and he stepped out with his partner Karen Hauer to dance the Cha Cha to Think About Things by Daði Freyr.

The Made In Chelsea star, 31, is the first start to return to the show after injuring his foot before being able to perform in the 2019 series.

First out: Jamie Laing finally made his debut on the Strictly ballroom on Saturday, as he danced with his partner Karen Hauer to dance the Cha Cha to Think About Things by Daði Freyr

First out: Jamie Laing finally made his debut on the Strictly ballroom on Saturday, as he danced with his partner Karen Hauer to dance the Cha Cha to Think About Things by Daði Freyr

First out: Jamie Laing finally made his debut on the Strictly ballroom on Saturday, as he danced with his partner Karen Hauer to dance the Cha Cha to Think About Things by Daði Freyr

Jamie’s enthusiasm delighted the judges but his technique was something they all had some critiques, leading him to get a reasonable score of 14. 

Shirley Ballas began the judges remarks, as she told Jamie: ‘What a way to open the show with all that glitz and glamour… you gave a very nice performance and you do show the potential for a wiggly lower half.’

However, she added: ‘A little bit more sense of line and technique but well done.’

Motsi Mabuse was in agreement, as she went on: ‘Well Jamie I have to say I’ve never ever in  my life see anyone want to dance so much like you right there… 

‘The male parts where you had to freestyle you had a lot of fun high energy really work on that technique, I know its boring but it’ll really work out.’

Delighted: The judges praised Jamie's enthusiasm, as Motsi said: 'Well Jamie I have to say I've never ever in my life see anyone want to dance so much like you right there'

Delighted: The judges praised Jamie's enthusiasm, as Motsi said: 'Well Jamie I have to say I've never ever in my life see anyone want to dance so much like you right there'

Delighted: The judges praised Jamie’s enthusiasm, as Motsi said: ‘Well Jamie I have to say I’ve never ever in my life see anyone want to dance so much like you right there’

Not bad: Jamie's enthusiasm delighted the judges but his technique was something they all had some critiques, leading him to get a reasonable score of 14.

Not bad: Jamie's enthusiasm delighted the judges but his technique was something they all had some critiques, leading him to get a reasonable score of 14.

Not bad: Jamie’s enthusiasm delighted the judges but his technique was something they all had some critiques, leading him to get a reasonable score of 14.

Craig Revel-Horwood was a lot harsher, as he hit out: ‘All very flat footed I’m afraid, very stiff of hip I’m afraid, very tight and restrictive may be to do with those very tight trousers, didn’t leave much to the imagination.’

He also added: ‘stop the mouth from counting the numbers, but i have to say I love the energy and your commitment to the dance is amazing.’ 

Caroline Quentin then stepped out with her partner Johannes Radebe for their American Smooth dance to 9 to 5 (Moving Train) by Sheena Easton.

Things to work on: Craig was a lot harsher, as he hit out: 'All very flat footed I'm afraid, very stiff of hip I'm afraid, very tight and restrictive'

Things to work on: Craig was a lot harsher, as he hit out: 'All very flat footed I'm afraid, very stiff of hip I'm afraid, very tight and restrictive'

Things to work on: Craig was a lot harsher, as he hit out: ‘All very flat footed I’m afraid, very stiff of hip I’m afraid, very tight and restrictive’

Caroline Quentin then stepped out with her partner Johannes Radebe for their American Smooth dance to 9 to 5 (Moving Train) by Sheena Easton

Caroline Quentin then stepped out with her partner Johannes Radebe for their American Smooth dance to 9 to 5 (Moving Train) by Sheena Easton

Caroline Quentin then stepped out with her partner Johannes Radebe for their American Smooth dance to 9 to 5 (Moving Train) by Sheena Easton

She wowed the judges with her performance, as she was given an impressive 21 for her first dance, after her performance left her in tears.

Motsi began ‘I didn’t see a dancer I saw a dancing queen’, though she recommended Caroline pay ‘attention to detail’.

She then gushed: ‘Oh my goodness, I want to say thank you to you it was really beautiful.’

Craig, normally quite stern, was delighted with the performance, as he said she was 'elegant and graceful, I loved it'

Craig, normally quite stern, was delighted with the performance, as he said she was 'elegant and graceful, I loved it'

Craig, normally quite stern, was delighted with the performance, as he said she was ‘elegant and graceful, I loved it’

Sweet: While Shirley went on: 'I think you're going to bring so much joy to millions of people, I've waited a lifetime for this where you feel what a dancer is feeling'

Sweet: While Shirley went on: 'I think you're going to bring so much joy to millions of people, I've waited a lifetime for this where you feel what a dancer is feeling'

Sweet: While Shirley went on: ‘I think you’re going to bring so much joy to millions of people, I’ve waited a lifetime for this where you feel what a dancer is feeling’

Craig, normally quite stern, was delighted with the performance, as he said: ‘You just have to watch your feet aren’t too turned down, you need to be a lot more in line but musicality was sensational… elegant and graceful, I loved it.’

While Shirley went on: ‘I think you’re going to bring so much joy to millions of people, I’ve waited a lifetime for this where you feel what a dancer is feeling.

‘You are elegant you are charming… lower half needs a little bit of work but you should be so proud today you are exquisite.’ 

Wow! The professionals started out the show with an impressive dance to a medley of Latin music, which saw the dancers turn up the heat with their sizzling number

Wow! The professionals started out the show with an impressive dance to a medley of Latin music, which saw the dancers turn up the heat with their sizzling number

Wow! The professionals started out the show with an impressive dance to a medley of Latin music, which saw the dancers turn up the heat with their sizzling number

Special guests: Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman revealed that they had NHS frontline staff in the audience, as the pair thanked the group for their work during the COVID-19 crisis

Special guests: Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman revealed that they had NHS frontline staff in the audience, as the pair thanked the group for their work during the COVID-19 crisis

Special guests: Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman revealed that they had NHS frontline staff in the audience, as the pair thanked the group for their work during the COVID-19 crisis

The professionals started out the show with an impressive dance to a medley of Latin music, which saw the dancers turn up the heat with their sizzling number. 

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman revealed that they had NHS frontline staff in the audience, as the pair thanked the group for their work during the COVID-19 crisis. 

Claudia told the NHS workers: ‘Thank you so much for everything you’ve done for us and everything you continue to do.’ 

Strictly Week One Dances

Caroline Quentin and Johannes Radebe – American Smooth to 9 to 5 (Morning Train) by Sheena Easton – 21

Clara Amfo and Aljaž Škorjanec – Cha Cha to Don’t Start Now by Dua Lipa – 18

Jacqui Smith and Anton Du Beke -Foxtrot to Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life by Monty Python

Maisie Smith and Gorka Marquez – Samba to Samba by Gloria Estefan

Nicola Adams and Katya Jones – Quickstep to Get Happy by Ella Fitzgerald

Ranvir Singh and Giovanni Pernice -Paso Doble to End Of Time by Beyoncé

Bill Bailey and Oti Mabuse – Cha Cha to Pata Pata by Miriam Makeba

HRVY and Janette Manrara – Jive to Faith by Stevie Wonder feat. Ariana Grande

Jamie Laing and Karen Hauer – Cha Cha to Think About Things by Daði Freyr – 14

Jason Bell and Luba Mushtuk – American Smooth to My Girl by The Temptations

JJ Chalmers and Amy Dowden – Waltz to What A Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong

Max George and Dianne Buswell-Tango to Best Fake Smile by James Bay – 17

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Nicola shared a candid look at the her rehearsals over the past week, as she tried to learn the steps and worked hard with Katya.

She appeared delighted after she managed to finally get the steps right, as she knelt on the ground and smiled brightly.

Another behind-the-scenes video saw the pair going through their dance routine again and again, while Katya also helped her to unwind as she massaged her back.

Nicola wrote in the caption: All the hard work getting the steps right has finished, now it’s time for @KatyaJones and me to preform the quick step tonight.’

Behind-the-scenes: Nicola shared a candid look at the her rehearsals over the past week, as she tried to learn the steps and worked hard with Katya

Behind-the-scenes: Nicola shared a candid look at the her rehearsals over the past week, as she tried to learn the steps and worked hard with Katya

Behind-the-scenes: Nicola shared a candid look at the her rehearsals over the past week, as she tried to learn the steps and worked hard with Katya

Winding down: The pair chatted through their routine

Winding down: The pair chatted through their routine

Preparations: Another behind-the-scenes video saw the pair going through their dance routine again and again with Katya

Preparations: Another behind-the-scenes video saw the pair going through their dance routine again and again with Katya

Preparations: Another behind-the-scenes video saw the pair going through their dance routine again and again with Katya

Supportive: Katya also helped her to unwind as she massaged her back

Supportive: Katya also helped her to unwind as she massaged her back

Supportive: Katya also helped her to unwind as she massaged her back

Days before her first dance with Katya, Nicola laughed off any worries of the so-called Strictly Curse.

The Olympian has been dating her girlfriend Ella Baig, 22, for over two years and told Grazia magazine that the curse doesn’t actually exist.

‘It’s not a big deal. It’s not even a curse. You’re either happy with your partner or you’re not!’ she insisted.

The Strictly Curse has been speculated about for years, after celebs and pro dancers on the series have fallen for one another, ruining their relationships – and even marriages – in the real world. 

'You're either happy with your partner or you're not!' Nicola recently laughed off any worries of the so-called Strictly Curse [pictured with long-term love Ella Baig, 22]

'You're either happy with your partner or you're not!' Nicola recently laughed off any worries of the so-called Strictly Curse [pictured with long-term love Ella Baig, 22]

‘You’re either happy with your partner or you’re not!’ Nicola recently laughed off any worries of the so-called Strictly Curse [pictured with long-term love Ella Baig, 22]

The couple is typically torn apart by time-related issues or one partner’s attraction to another person on the show, which in the past has led to divorces, breakups, called-off engagements and more.

Katya is no stranger to this idea, as she was caught kissing her dance partner Seann Walsh in 2018 when she was married to fellow pro Neil Jones, 38. The couple split 10 months after the scandal.

In a previous chat with The Sun, Nicola remarked that Katya is ‘smoking hot’ but echoed her sentiments that she and Ella ‘are so strong we will never be a victim of the Strictly Curse’.

Ella also added: ‘I’m not worried about the curse. Nicki and me are best friends so I don’t really see anyone as competition and she doesn’t either.

Love: After the launch show, Nicola's girlfriend Ella said she doesn't think they'll be hit by the 'Strictly Curse'

Love: After the launch show, Nicola's girlfriend Ella said she doesn't think they'll be hit by the 'Strictly Curse'

Love: After the launch show, Nicola’s girlfriend Ella said she doesn’t think they’ll be hit by the ‘Strictly Curse’

‘The grass is never greener on the other side and me and Nicki have a lot of history together, so I don’t think anyone is going to steal her off me.

‘We did have a conversation about the curse and we agreed I would meet her dance partner so there are no hard feelings or jealousy there.’

Before taking to the dancefloor with Nicola for the first time, Katya said being in a same-sex couple doesn’t faze her as it’s a ‘really normal thing’ in the dance world.

Speaking with the Radio Times, Katya praised her partner and added that she thinks the duo will be ‘a powerhouse together’ as they’re both ‘strong-minded women’.

Katya explained: ‘In the ballroom world, there are same-sex partnerships and same-sex competitions, so it’s a really normal thing, you know? 

Energetic: Before taking to the dancefloor with Nicola for the first time, Katya said being in a same-sex couple doesn't faze her as it's a 'really normal thing' in the dance world

Energetic: Before taking to the dancefloor with Nicola for the first time, Katya said being in a same-sex couple doesn't faze her as it's a 'really normal thing' in the dance world

Energetic: Before taking to the dancefloor with Nicola for the first time, Katya said being in a same-sex couple doesn’t faze her as it’s a ‘really normal thing’ in the dance world

‘I’ve always taught as a lead and a follower, so this doesn’t feel like anything extra. I’m just really excited to get someone whose work ethic is out of this world — she’s so used to training hard.

‘For me, that’s all I look for in a partner. We’re two strong-minded women and we’re going to be a powerhouse together. And, you know, dancing is dancing.’

Ahead of Saturday’s first live show, athlete Nicola and Katya were training for 10 to 12 hours a day to ensure their Quickstep. 

Last week’s launch episode consisted of the celebrities discovering their professional partners for the first time, though in a post-COVID change, they were instead revealed via video link.

After all the pairings were announced, the celebrities and their professional partners had to take to the floor to perform with contestant Jamie teased after he injured himself during the group routine on the 2019 launch show. 

Fans were left delighted over Nicola and Katya’s pairing as they hailed the dancing duo as ‘trailblazers’ after their partnership was announced and they performed in a group routine. 

Katya was left overjoyed as she started screaming and jumping, she said: ‘This is a dream, honestly,’ with Nicola adding: ‘I am super excited to be paired with Katya, absolutely buzzing.’ 

Elsewhere during the episode, the pros dazzled with a sensational opening routine with judges Shirley Ballas, Motsi Mabuse and Craig Revel Horwood seated on separate podiums to ensure the programme adhered to COVID-19 safety guidelines. 

Fourth judge Bruno Tonioli was unable to travel back to the UK from his home in LA for the filming due to the Covid-19 crisis and his work commitments on Dancing With The Stars.

Already the BBC favourite has seen its highest ratings in three years, after finally making it to screens after months of uncertainly sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last Saturday, viewing figures averaged at 8.6 million and it is the show’s highest ratings since 2017.

This year’s couples have formed their own separate ‘bubbles’ to allow them to train and perform, and are being regularly tested to avoid a virus outbreak during filming.

The show will continue to have a live audience, though members of the public will be seated in their separate households or ‘bubbles’ and will wear a mask throughout filming.

Strictly class of 2020: (L-R) Max George, Nicola Adams, Jacqui Smith, Caroline Quentin, HRVY, Bill Bailey, Jamie Laing, Jason Bell, JJ Chalmers, Maisie Smith, Clara Amfo, Ranvir Singh

Strictly class of 2020: (L-R) Max George, Nicola Adams, Jacqui Smith, Caroline Quentin, HRVY, Bill Bailey, Jamie Laing, Jason Bell, JJ Chalmers, Maisie Smith, Clara Amfo, Ranvir Singh

Strictly class of 2020: (L-R) Max George, Nicola Adams, Jacqui Smith, Caroline Quentin, HRVY, Bill Bailey, Jamie Laing, Jason Bell, JJ Chalmers, Maisie Smith, Clara Amfo, Ranvir Singh

How is Strictly 2020 going ahead during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Strictly Come Dancing has introduced an array of strict measures to ensure the new series can go ahead during the COVID-19 crisis.

Celebrity contestants and their professional partners are tested regularly, with cast and crew told to isolate should they contract the virus.

Bosses have already confirmed any celebrity that tests positive once the series begins will be dropped from the show, with reports saying there are celebrities on stand-by.

The professional dancers have already pre-recorded their group performances after isolating together in a hotel.

It’s also been claimed that celebrities and pros will be axed from the show if they are caught kissing during filming.

Strictly 2020 has also seen the series run shortened to just nine weeks, with 12 celebrities taking part instead of the usual 15.

The show’s annual trip to Blackpool has been cancelled, along with this year’s Halloween and Christmas specials.

Only three judges – Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse – will be in the studio with separate rostrums, after Bruno Tonioli was unable to appear due to travel concerns. 

Veteran judge Bruno has said he will be ‘involved remotely’ and hopes to return full-time towards the end of the series as he is filming the US version of the show in Los Angeles. 

With limited studio crew, big sets may not be built – so producers will use augmented reality, which adds computer-generated elements.

To ensure the contestants can work closely with their partners, they will ‘bubble up’ to train, along with being tested regularly. 

Strictly will still feature a live audience, however fans will sit in groups on separate tables, and will only attend if from the same household or bubble.

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She shot to fame after appearing on the 2017 edition of Love Island.

And Tyne-Lexy Clarson put on a very busty display as she headed out for dinner in London on Saturday. 

The 23-year-old donned a black dress with thigh-high boots as she made her way to a dinner reservation at Sexy Fish in Mayfair. 

Wow: Tyne-Lexy Clarson, 23, put on a busty display as she headed out for dinner in London on Saturday

Wow: Tyne-Lexy Clarson, 23, put on a busty display as she headed out for dinner in London on Saturday

Wow: Tyne-Lexy Clarson, 23, put on a busty display as she headed out for dinner in London on Saturday

Tyne-Lexy cinched in her waist with a black Gucci belt and accessorised with a gold Dior choker and a necklace adorned with her initials, ‘T’ ‘L’ and ‘C’. 

The beauty wore her long caramel tresses in a sleek blow-dry which effortlessly cascaded over her bust.  

Keeping all eyes on her figure, Tyne-Lexy swept a dash of bronzer over her cheekbones and opted for fluttery black lashes to accentuate her pretty features.  

Beauty: Tyne-Lexy cinched in her waist with a black Gucci belt and accessorised with a gold Dior choker and a necklace adorned with her initials, 'T' 'L' and 'C'

Beauty: Tyne-Lexy cinched in her waist with a black Gucci belt and accessorised with a gold Dior choker and a necklace adorned with her initials, 'T' 'L' and 'C'

Beauty: Tyne-Lexy cinched in her waist with a black Gucci belt and accessorised with a gold Dior choker and a necklace adorned with her initials, ‘T’ ‘L’ and ‘C’

Chic: The 23-year-old donned a black tuxedo-style dress with over-the-knee boots

Chic: The 23-year-old donned a black tuxedo-style dress with over-the-knee boots

Classic: Tyne-Lexy carried her evening essentials in a sweet Prada clutch bag

Classic: Tyne-Lexy carried her evening essentials in a sweet Prada clutch bag

Chic: The 23-year-old donned a black tuxedo-style dress with over-the-knee boots and carried her evening essentials in a sweet Prada clutch bag

Tyne-Lexy carried her evening essentials in a sweet Prada clutch bag which featured a gold chain.  

The star shot to fame on the 2017 series of Love Island, but admitted earlier this year that life after the villa has had its struggles.

In January she revealed that has been offered thousands of pounds for sex via her Instagram accounts. 

Sweet: Tyne-Lexy swept a dash of bronzer over her cheekbones and opted for fluttery black lashes to accentuate her pretty features

Sweet: Tyne-Lexy swept a dash of bronzer over her cheekbones and opted for fluttery black lashes to accentuate her pretty features

Sweet: Tyne-Lexy swept a dash of bronzer over her cheekbones and opted for fluttery black lashes to accentuate her pretty features

Speaking on the Victoria Derbyshire show with fellow Love Island star, Rosie Williams, she said she was just 19 when she first received a proposal of £20,000 to have dinner and drinks with a man.

‘It’s high-end prostitution – it’s just scary to think if they’ve messaged me, they’ve probably sent it to thousands of pretty girls on Instagram,’ said the blonde beauty, who boasts more than 420,000 followers on Instagram.

After her stint on Love Island came to an end, Tyne-Lexy revealed that she was contacted by her agency offering to pay her £50,000 to spend five nights in Dubai. 

Hair flick: After her stint on Love Island came to an end, Tyne-Lexy revealed that she was contacted by her agency offering to pay her £50,000 to spend five nights in Dubai

Hair flick: After her stint on Love Island came to an end, Tyne-Lexy revealed that she was contacted by her agency offering to pay her £50,000 to spend five nights in Dubai

Hair flick: After her stint on Love Island came to an end, Tyne-Lexy revealed that she was contacted by her agency offering to pay her £50,000 to spend five nights in Dubai

Candid: While she rejected the offer, Tyne-Lexy believed there are a number of young influencers with huge popularity on Instagram who may be tempted

Candid: While she rejected the offer, Tyne-Lexy believed there are a number of young influencers with huge popularity on Instagram who may be tempted

Candid: While she rejected the offer, Tyne-Lexy believed there are a number of young influencers with huge popularity on Instagram who may be tempted

Included in the offer was the requirement to sign a non-disclosure agreement, ensuring that all details surrounding her trip would remain confidential.

And while she rejected the offer, Tyne-Lexy believed there are a number of young influencers with huge popularity on Instagram who may be tempted, due in large part to the pressures of portraying an opulent lifestyle.

‘It’s a lot of money for some people, it’s life-changing amounts of money,’ she said.   

Throwback: Tyne-Lexy shot to fame on Love Island 2017, but admitted earlier this year that life after the villa has had its struggles

Throwback: Tyne-Lexy shot to fame on Love Island 2017, but admitted earlier this year that life after the villa has had its struggles

Throwback: Tyne-Lexy shot to fame on Love Island 2017, but admitted earlier this year that life after the villa has had its struggles 

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