Artem is a devoted partner but he hasn't entirely lived up to Kara's expectations...

When Kara Tointon signed up to Strictly Come Dancing in 2010, she never thought she’d not only walk away as the winner but also find love.

Two years on, she and professional dance partner Artem Chigvintsev, 30, are very much together but their relationship has changed. Artem no longer bends her backwards over his knee.

‘I thought we would be waltzing up and down the sitting room, but because it’s his day job it’s the last thing he wants to do,’ reveals Kara.

‘I feel a bit cheated.’

But that’s pretty much the only complaint that Kara, 29, can think of about her Russian beau.

‘When I’m with him I really do feel all woman,’ she tells You.

‘He doesn’t even like to see me carrying a shopping bag.

‘It’s nice to think he wants to look after me in such an old-fashioned way.’

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