Strictly’s Nadiya Bychkova and Kai Widdrington appear to confirm romance as they’re ‘caught kissing’


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Kai and Nadiya have seemingly confirmed their romance (Picture: PA Wire)

Strictly stars Nadiya Bychkova and Kai Widdrington have now been spotted kissing in new photos, just days after it was reported they ‘have been dating for months.’

Nadiya and Kai are currently both featuring on the famous Strictly tour, which is travelling up and down the country.

But amid their stint of hectic performances, they’ve been subject to romance rumours as they continue to spend more time together.

Now, The Sun has obtained photographs of the couple leaning in for a kiss, which appear to confirm they are officially an item.

The snaps show them getting very cosy as they’re sat on a sofa at their hotel whilst they take a break in between Strictly tour appearances. 

A source told the publication: ‘Nadiya and Kai met away from the other dancers and celebrities who were a mile up the road in the Travelodge. 


Nadiya Bychkova performing during the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour press launch at the Ultilita Arena, Birmingham. Picture date: Thursday January 20, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story SHOWBIZ Strictly. Photo credit should read: Jacob King/PA Wire
Nadiya has been strutting her stuff on the Strictly tour (Picture: PA)

‘She had bought Kai a coffee from Starbucks next door and they talked and cuddled before having a kiss. 

The insider added: ‘They didn’t seem to care who could see them. It’s clear they are massively loved up.’

It was recently revealed that Nadiya split from her fiancé, Slovenian footballer Matija Škarabot, last year, with whom she shares a five-year-old daughter.

It’s since been claimed that the professional dancer is in a relationship with co-star Kai, who joined the BBC series in 2021 and was partnered with television presenter AJ Odudu.

Reports emerged last week explaining she and Matija decided to go their separate ways due to the commitments they both give to their jobs.

Their long-distance relationship was said to be an additional factor.

A source told MailOnline that they hadn’t been together ‘for some time now’, with Matija, 33, ‘dedicated to his footballing career in Slovenia’ and Nadiya being ‘predominantly based in London’.

‘Performing on Strictly and the Strictly Live Tour takes up half her year, in the end the commitment to their jobs made it too difficult for the relationship to work,’ the insider said.

‘There’s still a lot of love and respect between them and Mila is and always will be their priority.’

Nadiya was paired up with BBC Breakfast star Dan Walker in the 2021 series, making it all the way to the quarter-finals.

Metro.co.uk has contacted reps for Nadiya and Kai for comment.

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