Artem Chigvintsev and James Jordan have taken to Twitter this afternoon to reveal the real reasons behind their departure from hit BBC show Strictly Come Dancing.
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The BBC have finally confirmed the line-up of professional dancers for the 2014 series of Strictly Come Dancing but there will be some familiar faces missing from our screens.
New dancers Tristan MacManus and Joanne Clifton have been added to the pro partners and Joanne has links to the team, since she’s the sister of Kevin Clifton, who joined Strictly in 2013 and was partnered with Susanna Reid. They are the first siblings to participate in the show.
It was reported at the weekend that Artem Chigvintsev and his girlfriend Kara Tointon were going their separate ways, but the pair looked very much a couple when they were spotted at the Strictly Come Dancing after party.
The handsome dancer and former Eastenders actress hooked up after they performed together on the 2010 series of the BBC show and have spent the last two years sharing a home together in London.
Strictly Come Dancing 2013 Final: Natalie Gumede’s “spectacular” final American Smooth is the best the judges have EVER seen
In a bid to win over the public vote in the home stretch of the competition, Natalie Gumede and her professional partner Artem Chigvintsev performed their favourite dance of the series. The pair opted for the American Smooth to Jennifer Hudson’s And I’m Telling You, I’m Not Going.
“ive been a massive fan of this show since it started,” Natalie said in her VT, adding that it is the best party in the world. Artem went on to say that with Natalie, there was no limitations so he always got to do what he wanted to do in the routines. “The ultimate lowpoint on Strictly was when I wasn’t in the show and I’ve always wanted to perform the Jive,” she said. She opted for the American Smooth this evening because she felt like she was in a movie when she performed it the first time.
Strictly Come Dancing 2013 Final: Natalie Gumede BLOWS the competition out of the water with her “FAB-U-LOUS’ showdance
This evening, Natalie Gumede and her professional partner Artem Chigvintsev attempted to win over the public and the judges by performing their showdance to Steppin’ Out with my Baby by Christina Aguilera and Tony Bennett.
In her VT, Natalie said that she can’t believe she’s in the final and that she can’t wait to do the show dance. “There will be thrills and hopefully not too many spills,” she said. As if there wasn’t enough fire, Natalie is going to be pole dancing.
Strictly Come Dancing 2013 Final: Natalie Gumede’s flawless Cha Cha wins high praise from the judges
As part of this evening’s Strictly Come Dancing 2013 finale, the judges chose that Natalie Gumede and her professional partner Artem Chigvintsev should dance the Cha Cha to Boney M’s Rasputin.
In her VT, Natalie said that last week, she decided to let it all go and she loved it. “I was blown away, I was not expecting that at all,” she added. Unfortunately, after being joint top of the leaderboard, they ended up in the bottom two – SHOCK! The judges revealed that she would be dancing the American Smooth. “A lot time has passed since that first performance and we’d like to see a different aspect of Natalie,” Bruno told her.
The absolutely stunning Natalie Gumede and her professional partner Artem Chigvintsev took to the dance floor for the second time this evening to perform the Argentine Tango to Montserrat by Bajofondo.
Len said that Natalie needs to continue to be strong as she is “corking” as a dancer. Craig added she is “absolutely gorgeous”. Unfortunately, since Natalie is perfect at what she does, it can get a little predictable, according to Bruno. Natalie added that the hardest part of the dance is adding a sense of intimacy.
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Strictly Come Dancing Semi-Final 2013: Natalie Gumede’s flirtatious Salsa leaves Craig speechless & she wins full scores!
For the first dance of the evening, Natalie Gumede and her professional partner danced the Salsa to Michael Jackson’s ‘Wanna Be Startin’ Something’.
In her VT Natalie says that before her dances, she doesn’t have any predictions as literally anything could happen. She felt a little bit underwhelmed by Len’s comments last week but it has made her come back fighting this week. “I don’t want to go home tonight,” she says. Artem’s aim with the Salsa is to make people party with them a home… let us know how that one goes.
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Ahhh we hoped they would be together forever and ever but it’s been reported this morning that Kara Tointon and Artem Chigvintsev have decided to call time on their romance.
The pair had us glued to our TV screens when they paired up on Strictly Come Dancing in 2010 and it was easy to see why they won the series, after all they weren’t just extremely good on the dance floor but the chemistry between the pair was palpable.
Strictly Come Dancing: Natalie Gumede’s Paso Doble doesn’t go down well as Len tells her to up her game
The ever amazing Natalie Gumede danced the Paso Doble to El Gato Montes by Ramon Cortez Pasodoble Orchestra this evening, with her professional partner Artem Chigvintsev.
In her VT, Natalie said last Saturday was the best moment of her life and that she will take on any feedback from the judges. “To make it to the semi-final, I will count myself as very lucky”. To keep Len sweet this week, Artem said that he wants to keep the dance as traditional as possible.
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