Strictly Come Dancing couple Kara Tointon and Artem Chigvintsev have broken up and she's opted for a new look

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They say the best way to get over a man is with a new hairstyle and Kara Tointon has us obsessing over her latest look.

The former EastEnders actress has given herself a transformation with fresh extentions, which sees her displaying a longer set of blonder locks.

Kara‘s look comes as she admits she has called it quits with professional dancer Artem Chigvintsev, who she fell for after being paired with him on Strictly Come Dancing in 2010.

Her strands now go past her shoulders thanks to stylist Vicky Demetriou at Great Lengths salon.

She tweeted alongside a picture of her new ‘do: ‘Extension day avec @DemetriouVicky … @GreatLengthsUK @hershesons.’

It seems Kara, 31, was in very good spirits as she joked around in the mirror pulling funny faces and her stylist said about the star: ‘Me serious. Kara not so serious.’

They say blondes have more fun and it seems Kara may be after just that now that she is single again.

After months of speculation, Kara told the Daily Telegraph newspaper this week that her and Artem, 32, had parted ways, after four years together.

‘We are not together,’ she revealed while at the Macmillan De’Longhi Arts Programme silent auction at the Darren Baker gallery in London’s Fitzrovia on Monday. ‘We’re fine, but we aren’t a couple any more. The reason I haven’t spoken about it is because I hate reading about myself in that way.’

Their 2010 win on series eight of the BBC show wasn’t the only surprise as Kara previously admitted she hadn’t hoped for romance to come of it.

She said: ‘You can’t help it if you meet someone amazing.’

Artem is now spending his time in the United States where he is a professional dancer on their version of Strictly, Dancing With the Stars.

There he is paired up with actress Lea Thompson from movie Back To The Future.

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Leah Simpson