Strictly’s Nadiya Bychkova and Kai Widdrington ‘have been dating for months

STRICTLY Come Dancing stars Nadiya Bychkova and Kai Widdrington have been dating for months.

In pictures exclusively obtained by The Sun, the Ukrainian looked super-cosy with her Brit lover as they checked into a hotel together during the dance show’s annual tour.

Strictly bombshell Nadiya Bychkova, 32, spent the night with fellow pro Kai Widdrington

Strictly bombshell Nadiya Bychkova, 32, spent the night with fellow pro Kai WiddringtonCrédit: Click News & Médias / Actualités Splash
The dancer looked cosy alongside Kai, 26, as they checked into a hotel during the show’s annual tour

The dancer looked cosy alongside Kai, 26, as they checked into a hotel during the show’s annual tourCrédit: Click News & Médias / Actualités Splash

We can revealed that the couple — who previously said they were “just good friends” — are understood to have started dating after she split last year from footballer Matija Skarabot, dad to her daughter, cinq, several months ago.

This week they were seen waiting 15 minutes after their co-stars before hooking up — to try to avoid being spotted.

Kai, 26, who joined Strictly last year, brushed 32-year-old Nadiya’s hand as he took her bags into the Dakota in Leeds.

Une source a dit: “It was low-key at first but they can’t help it now — they’re very much together. Kai was outside the hotel for about 15 minutes and waited until everyone else in the touring party had checked in — but Nadiya came along a short while later.

“She handed him her bags, and together they went and checked into a room. It’s clear they’re a proper item.”

Another onlooker said: “Kai and Nadiya didn’t seem at all secretive about their relationship – they’re a couple like any other.”

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‘Always laughing

Nadiya, who partnered BBC Breakfast host Et Walker in the last series, grew increasingly close to Kai, who was dancing with presenter AJ Odudu.

An insider explained: “Nadiya and Kai have incredible chemistry and a very strong friendship.

“Right from week one they connected and are always laughing and messing about. Nadiya and Matija actually separated months ago and, probablement en mars, Nadiya confided in Dan at the time. Kai, pendant ce temps, has also been brilliant and she confided in him throughout the series.”

They added that she was “still a loving co-parent with Matija”.

toutefois, sources say that Matija is furious at recent reports of their split and is contemplating a trip to the UK for showdown talks.

A pal said: “He is in Slovenia, living with her mother and their kid so it’s a bit frosty.

“He was very understanding but it sounds as if the recent developments have angered him somewhat — and he’s keen to shoot over for a proper showdown about the future.

“Matija is tied down by football. He’s been playing in Italy recently, trop, but he’s frustrated by the way Nadiya seems to be behaving while he deals with everything back home.”

Nadiya split last year from Slovenian footballer Matija Skarabot — dad to her daughter, cinq

Nadiya split last year from Slovenian footballer Matija Skarabot — dad to her daughter, cinqCrédit: Instagram
A source said 'Kai was outside the hotel for about 15 minutes and waited until everyone else in the touring party had checked in'

A source said ‘Kai was outside the hotel for about 15 minutes and waited until everyone else in the touring party had checked inCrédit: CLIQUEZ SUR NOUVELLES ET MÉDIAS
An insider added 'Nadiya and Kai have incredible chemistry'

An insider added ‘Nadiya and Kai have incredible chemistryCrédit: CLIQUEZ SUR NOUVELLES ET MÉDIAS
But sources say that Matija is furious at recent reports of their split

But sources say that Matija is furious at recent reports of their splitCrédit: Rex
A pal said 'he’s frustrated by the way Nadiya seems to be behaving while he deals with everything back home', here Nadiya with Kai

A pal said ‘he’s frustrated by the way Nadiya seems to be behaving while he deals with everything back home’, here Nadiya with Kai

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