Thom Evans and Iveta Lukosiute are the latest Strictly Come Dancing couple to obsess over

Thom Evans is hoping to bring sexy back to the dance floor after admitting that his nerves got the better of him during his first performance on Strictly Come Dancing. The rugby heartthrob danced a waltz with his professional partner Iveta Lukosiute during the opening weekend of the BBC ballroom show. The Strictly judges criticised the sportsman-turned-model for playing it too safe, with Len Goodman calling his dance “a little bit careful”, while Bruno Tonioli begged him to be “more sexy” this week. Thom admitted on spin-off show It Takes Two that first-night jitters played a part in his cautious performance. He said of his live show experience: “I felt like I kind of let my nerves get the better of me, but it was just an amazing experience with the band, the audience Talking about the judges’ comments, he said: “I think I looked quite nervous and I went a bit too fast in the routine, slightly messed up a bit, which Craig Revel Horwood picked up on, but I was so happy to just get through it. It was just such a lovely experience to dance with [Iveta] – she makes it very easy. Thom also admitted not being allowed to look at his partner while they were dancing, because of the rigid ballroom hold, was tricky. Thom will dance the salsa this weekend and promised he would bring out a different side of himself for the fun Latin dance.

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The dancer said the pair have “laughed like crazy since day one” during their rehearsals. Get the best celeb exclusives and video house tours to your inbox every evening with our daily newsletter. The year-old said to the MailOnline: “He is a genuine person. To be honest I did find him attractive to start with and when I got to know him, I liked his personality more than his looks. Iveta, who was paired with Waterloo Road actor mark Benton last year, said that she was thrilled with her new partner.

Tom is the guy I wanted right from the start.

Thom is no stranger to dating beauties, having been with British model Kelly Brook for two years before dating actress Jessica Lowndes.

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The pros don’t even know who they’ll be competing with yet, but they’re already hitting the dance studios to keep limber and pose for pictures, obviously. The photo also shows Ola Jordan looking in good health after she picked up a knee injury during training for Channel 4 ‘s The Jump at the end of last year; she later admitted that she feared she might never walk again. Vanderpump was a contestant during ‘s Dancing with the Stars , where she became the second celebrity to be voted off.

Iveta Lukosiute and Trent Whiddon won’t be returning for this year’s competition. The pair won’t return to the ballroom this year, but three new professional dancers will be taking their place.

‘Strictly Come Dancing’: Thom Evans And Pro Partner Set For Romance? Duo ‘Sneaking Off For Dates’

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Thom Evans says he and his Strictly Come Dancing partner are just good friends. Ouch!

By Becky Freeth for MailOnline. Strictly Come Dancing has a strong reputation for being a hotbed for new romance. But it seems the latest pair are sharing romantic dates way ahead of schedule, as Strictly Come Dancing only opened its doors this Saturday. Dancer partners Thom Evans and Iveta Lukosiute were pictured enjoying a secret lunch after rehearsals on Tuesday ahead of their first performance and are said to be developing a close bond. Scroll down for video.

Strictly’s latest romance is one that has been blossoming from the word go, with Thom, 29, admitting that he fancied his year-old dance partner as soon as they were paired up in August. This week, while they were hard at work preparing for their first live dance routine, they had time to squeeze in an intimate out-of-hours meet near the dance studio. Smitten Thom, who dressed casually in tracksuit bottoms, trainers and a sweater, reached for the blonde bombshells hand but was shunned by the professional for fear of being spotted, indicating that their relationship was still somewhat under wraps.

Shot down: The relationship is still said to be under wraps as shown when Thom went for Iveta’s hand but got a cold response. Thom and Iveta appeared to be pretty comfortable in each other’s company as she left her hair wild and loose, while similarly dressing down in leggings and trainers. The Sun newspaper reported last week, that the pair have been enjoying numerous secret dates and that Thom is even ready for her to meet his parents.

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According to Strictly dancer Iveta Lukosiote, all the pros wanted to waltz with rugby star Thom Evans this year. Wannabe contestant Rachel Mainwaring would never be so fussy. Oh well then. Unless they make a Strictly Come Dancing for plebs that is. But even those with two left feet seem to enjoy it anyway. Imagine being holed up in a dance studio for days on end having to be swirled and twirled in his safe rugby playing hands AND get paid for it?

The rugby player Thom Evans is voted off Strictly Come Dancing following a dance-off against pop singer Simon Webbe. Iveta Lukosiute and.

The dancer was lost for words when she found out she would be coaching the handsome model in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing. The handsome former rugby player was the contestant that all the female dancers were hoping to be paired with and Iveta couldn’t believe her luck when she heard her name called out. Lithuanian born Iveta was speechless when she learned she would spend the series coaching the model, who once dated Kelly Brook.

I wanted Thom so much that I didn’t expect to get him ,” she said in an interview with Hello! The pair, who are pictured posing together on a grand piano, have already hit it off as they rehearse for the show. According the the Sun newspaper, the besotted hunk has been spending as much time as he can with his new dance partner, with the pair reportedly enjoying several romantic dates.

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By Michael Hogan. Evans above. Or should that be Evans below? There was widespread indignation as square-jawed rugby star Thom Evans became the fourth celebrity and third male to depart the dancefloor. They propped it up again last night, both turning in embarrassingly bad Charlestons. Despite being the worst surviving dancers by some distance, Mills and Murray are yet to appear in a dance-off and were again rescued by phone votes from their fanbases.

This year’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ has barely begun, however, it looks like we already have our first romance. Earlier this week, Thom Evan’s ‘Strictly’ partner Iveta Lukosiute admitted to having Duo ‘Sneaking Off For Dates’.

Birmingham is where my daughter Alannah lives and a lot of my family are still here. Alannah will be coming to see me. Alison and her partner Aljaz will perform their very first dance of the cha cha cha and her final dance of the Charleston. I was gutted when the TV competition finished, but now this is to wean us off it. What’s On. By Roz Laws. The latest on shopping, restaurant news and more Subscribe When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters.

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The former rugby player – who is currently starring in ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ – has previously denied reports that he’s dating his professional dance partner Iveta.

The Saturdays singer will join the retired rugby player as they jive, foxtrot and cha cha their way across the country in an attempt to dazzle the judges with their moves and lift the famous Strictly glitterball trophy. I’m really excited to be a part of the tour. It will be a bit strange performing in arenas without my band mates, but I can’t wait to see all the Strictly fans who have supported me throughout the TV series and get my dancing shoes on again. Roll on January!

Zoe Ball will host the tour, directed by Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood, as it returns in January for the eighth consecutive year. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Food for London.

Strictly dancers ‘all wanted Evans’

Search Search. Menu Sections. Hunky Strictly Come Dancing hopeful Thom Evans was the contestant all the female dancers were hoping to be paired with, his professional partner has revealed. I veta Lukosiote said she was speechless when she learned she was to spend the series with the former rugby pro, who once dated Kelly Brook.

According to Strictly dancer Iveta Lukosiote, all the pros wanted to waltz with Kelly Brook’s ex Thom Evans signs for Strictly Come Dancing she was to spend the series with the part-time model who once dated Kelly Brook.

Thom started playing rugby at school and played for England at Under 16, 18 and 21 levels. After school he played for the London Wasps and in he moved to the Glasgow Warriors, where he still holds the record for the most tries scored. In , Thom played for Scotland in the rugby sevens team, making his debut for Scotland in the rugby union team the following year. Then disaster struck; whilst playing against Wales in the Six Nations, he suffered a severe neck injury when colliding with another player.

After four months of rehabilitation, sadly Thom was advised to retire from rugby. They released two singles and even supported McFly. But will he tackle his dance routines as well as his wardrobe? Leave your comments for Thom and Iveta.

Strictly’s Iveta: ‘Getting Thom Evans as my dance partner was meant to be’

THE Strictly celeb pairings haven’t even hit the dancefloor yet, but romance has already blossomed backstage. Hunky Thom Evans has reportedly fallen for professional dancer Iveta Lukosiute just two weeks after becoming her Strictly partner. Lithuanian bombshell Iveta admitted that she found Kelly Brook’s ex attractive after being paired with him, but Mr Evans seems to have stepped his crush up a notch.

Presenter drama and Strictly Blind Date coupling aside, the launch show offered its usual blend thom and iveta-low res- 1 strictly sensational.

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