It’s Strictly Romance For Iveta and Thom – after all the recent break-up stories concerning Strictly celebrities and professionals we have a story where both the celebrity and the professional are single.
Form the very start rugby star Thom Evans made no secret of the fact that he had a bit of a thing for professional dancer Iveta Lukosiute. When the Lithuanian-born dancer discovered that she had been paired with Thom she was left completely speechless. Strictly’s new co-host Claudia Winkleman really enjoyed the rare sighting of a quiet Iveta and said ‘We’re so sorry for partnering you with someone so repellent – you have never been speechless before!’
Thom was quick to express his delight at being paired with Iveta immediately announcing ‘I’m single and very happy to be partnered with Iveta. I live in Surrey, maybe she will move in with me. I don’t think she gets my humour but I’m working on her. She’s stunning.’
Since that first pairing up Strictly show there have been plenty of tweets and interviews that show the couple are getting on really well. Amongst the numerous photos was one of Iveta grinning as she was lying on top of Thom as he was doing press-ups.
Iveta has let everyone know that Thom was the male celebrity that all the female professionals were hoping to be partnered with. Speaking to Hello magazine Iveta said ‘All the girls wanted to have Thom as their partner. I wanted Thom so much that I didn’t expect to get him.’
In the same interview there were more clues from Iveta as to a romance between the pair. ‘He is very alive, very active and I think he is going to be good at expressing his feelings.’
We can see exactly what sort of chemistry exists between Iveta and Thom when the new Strictly series starts in earnest this weekend. We are guessing from what we have seen and read so far that there could be some pretty steamy Latin numbers to watch this year. After only managing a 14th place (with Johnny Ball) and a 7th place (with Mark Benton) last year we think that this is likely to turn out to be Iveta’s best chance of going all the way to the final.
A source close to the show has let slip that Thom has joked he “used to be a boobs man” (well he did date Kelly Brook for a while) but his glamorous dance partner has converted him to “a legs and bum man.”
If like Thom you are a big Iveta fan then you can now order her 2015 calendar with any orders placed before the 30th of this month getting a signed copy of the calendar at no extra charge.