Nadiya Bychkova sent temperature soaring with the latest snap from her sun-soaked getaway to Sicily, which she shared to Instagram on Wednesday. The Strictly pro, 32, slipped her enviable physique into a white asymmetrical bikini top and matching bottoms as she posed up a sizzling storm on the beach.

Framing her fame with a pair of gold-rimmed shades, she certainly drew attention from her fellow holidaymakers with the amateur photoshoot. Nadiya’s bleached blonde tresses tumbled down her back in glossy waves and she wore a minimal amount of make-up to showcase her natural beauty. 

She displayed her toned midriff as she donned a burgundy off the shoulder bikini top and matching bottoms. Showing off her sun-kissed tan, Nadiya also sported a pair of sunglasses as she went for a dip along the shore.

In her caption, she wrote: ‘Vers l’invini et au-delà, ma cherié,’ which translates from Corsican to English as, ‘To the invincible and beyond, my darling.’ The Ukrainian-Slovenian dancer looked on cloud nine as she exhibited her gym-honed physique in a snap shared just days before.

Styling her blonde locks into an updo, the TV personality also sported a pair of hoop earrings. She also took to her Instagram Stories and shared a snap of herself and her daughter Mila, five, on their flight back to the UK. 

Nadiya, who is in a relationship with fellow Strictly professional Kai Widdrington, shares her daughter with her ex Matija Škarabot. Strictly Come Dancing will have its biggest professional dancer line-up in history when it returns this autumn for its 20th series.

The four new world class dancers completing this year’s professional troupe are European cup winner Vito Coppola, Chinese National Champion Carlos Gu, former Under 21 British National Champion Lauren Oakley and Latin dance champion Michelle Tsiakkas.

Four new pro dancers have joined the line-up, which means that 20 professionals in total are ready to bring their skills to the BBC show’s dancefloor later this year.

They join the professional dancers already revealed for the upcoming series: Dianne Buswell, Nadiya, Graziano Di Prima, Amy Dowden, Karen Hauer, Katya Jones, Neil Jones, Nikita Kuzmin, Cameron Lombard, Gorka Marquez, Luba Mushtuk, Giovanni Pernice, Jowita Przystal, Johannes Radebe, Kai Widdrington and Nancy Xu.

Carlos Gu added: ‘I’m thrilled to join Strictly and very excited to get started. It’s a new chapter of my life and a new challenge as well. I’m absolutely ready to take on this journey and to shine.’

Show favourites Alijaz Skorjanec and Oti Mabuse both quit Strictly Come Dancing earlier this year. Not every pro dancer will be paired with a celebrity with four traditionally performing only in the pro routines. 

‘Now that it’s happening, it doesn’t quite seem real. I can’t wait to start this new sequined adventure and join this incredible family.’ Latin champ Michelle Tsiakkas said: ‘Being a professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing has been my dream ever since I was a little girl.’

Former Under 21 British National Champion Lauren Oakley gushed: ‘I’ve grown up watching Strictly, always hoping that one day I could be part of the best show on television, doing what I love the most.’


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