Love's blooming for the Strictly couple

Strictly Come Dancing‘s Kara Tointon and Artem Chigvintsev are all smiles as their relationship goes from strength to strength.

The 27-year-old actress and her Russian hunk won the BBC1 show last year – and also fell in love.

‘We’re very happy together! It’s just really good,’ says Kara.

‘I feel lucky that I’ve met someone I’m getting on so well with.’

The couple spent New Year in California – a treat after weeks of hard training.

‘We just went on a 4-day break but I’d never been to Los Angeles before,’ reveals the former EastEnders star.

‘It was really nice to have a little holiday after being so busy.

‘It was just great to get away and see a bit of sun.’

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