News of Nadiya and Kai’s budding romance broke soon after Nadiya announced her split from footballer fiancé Matija Škarabot. The pair went their separate ways after struggling to maintain a long-distance relationship, according to reports.
Matija is based in Slovenia, while Nadiya spends most of her time in London due to her Strictly Come Dancing commitments. They share a five-year-old daughter, Mila.
However, pictures obtained by the Sun showed Nadiya, 32, and Kai, 26, looking miserable as they walked to their hotel in Birmingham. They are currently touring the country as part of the Strictly professional dancers tour.
The images show Kai walking ahead with his cases while Nadiya follows behind. Kai then turned back and the couple appeared to have a “heated chat”, leaving Nadiya looking upset, according to sources.
It comes just days after Nadiya spoke out about her new relationship for the first time. In an interview with the Daily Mail, she admitted: “We’ve been seeing each other properly for a couple of months now. It’s early days and we’ve been rehearsing for the Strictly Professionals tour, so there’s been very little free time.”
She added: “But we’re getting to know more and more about each other day by day. He’s kind and compassionate and makes me laugh. I feel very relaxed with him.”
Both Kai and Nadiya are set to return to the BBC dancing show for the forthcoming 2022 series. Season 20 will mark Kai’s second series as a professional dancer, as well as Nadiya’s sixth outing.
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