EastEnders star was planning to ditch acting to become an interior designer

Kara Tointon won Strictly Come Dancing last year with partner Artem Chigvintsev – and fell in love.

Now the former EastEnders star, 27, and the Russian dancer, who were living with Kara‘s parents, have just moved into their own 2-bedroom flat in North London.

‘Dad and Artem are both Geminis so they think quite similarly – they gang up on me,’ she reveals.

‘Artem likes cooking and Dad loves trying Artem‘s food. it’s been like a cookery programme every night.’

Kara believes her relationship with Artem, 29, works because they’re so different.

Artem is calm and chilled out,’ she tells Hello! ‘He’s very organised and everything is very particular. I dream of being neat.

‘The kltchen is Artem‘s domain. Whenever I set foot in it, something goes wrong.’

Kara is now playing Eliza Doolittle in a West End production of Pygmalion.

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