Strictly’s Flavia Marries Jimi Mistry – it has been quite a Christmas for Strictly Come Dancing star Flavia Cacace, first she won the Strictly Christmas Special with Rufus Hound and now she has married fiancé Jimi Mistry in a ceremony held at a London hotel yesterday.
Flavia and Jimi chose the romantic St Pancras Renaissance Hotel for their special day. It is known for its classic Victorian styling and its restaurant features cuisine from the 2 Michelin star chef Marcus Wareing. However the most famous feature of the hotel is its grand staircase that was featured in the Spice Girls Wannabe video as well as being their choice of venue to launch their musical Viva Forever last year.
The famous staircase was featured in the wedding day photo that Flavia and Jimi shared with their fans when they announced their wedding on Twitter. Flavia wrote on her page: ”Had the most amazing day with family & friends @StPancrasRen xxx.’ She also used the site to let her fans know that her last name is now Cacace-Mistry.
The couple first met during the 2010 series of Strictly when they were paired together and were the 5th pair to be eliminated that series just failing to get to Blackpool by 2 weeks. Theirs was not the only romance during the 2010 Strictly series as the eventual winners, actress Kara Tointon and Artem Chigvintsev, also started a relationship after they were paired together.
Jimi plays the part of Khalid Nazir, better known as Kai, a former soldier who is now a personal trainer in Coronation Street. He has previously had a number of roles in movies including lead roles in East is East and The Guru, where he played a dance teacher turned sex guru opposite Heather Graham and Marisa Tomei.
Flava has spoken before about the secret of her successful relationship with Jimi saying that it works because they are so different in personality and can complement each other. ‘He’s quite a chilled person whereas I’m disciplined and hard-working, probably too much. He’s more, “Let’s have a weekend away”. On the other hand he now goes to the gym, eats his greens and his vitamins. I appreciate him calming me down when I need to, and I get the whip out when it’s gym time.’
Flavia and Jimi have not revealed if they are going on honeymoon.