Kara Tointon dating dance hunk?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 30 September 2010
Kara Tointon

Kara Tointon

Kara Tointon is rumoured to be dating her 'Strictly Come Dancing' partner Artem Chigvintsev, with the pair being reported as inseparable during training for the BBC One show

Kara Tointon is rumoured to be dating her 'Strictly Come Dancing' partner Artem Chigvintsev.

The 27-year-old actress is said to be "smitten" with the handsome dancer and the pair have been spending time with each other round-the-clock.

Kara took the 28-year-old hunk back to her north London flat on Tuesday night (28.09.10) and the following morning the loved-up duo arrived together at a nearby gym for all-day rehearsals.

They were later spotted taking a break from training for the BBC One TV contest with an intimate one-hour lunch together in a nearby restaurant.

That evening, they both shared a cab back to the pretty brunette's home.

A source told Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper: "It was obvious to everyone from the first rehearsal there was a huge spark between them. They look great together and there's loads of chemistry.

"Most people involved in the show have figured out what's going on by now. They're really flirty in rehearsals. They can barely keep their hands off each other."

Kara and Artem will be making their 'Strictly Come Dancing' debut tomorrow (01.10.10) alongside contestants Ann Widdecombe, Patsy Kensit and Tina O'Brien.

Kara dated her former 'EastEnders' co-star Jo Swash for two years before the couple split four months ago.

Artem was previously in a relationship with Carrie Ann Inaba - a judge on 'Dancing with the Stars', the US version of 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

However, a spokesperson for Kara has played down suggestions she is dating Artem, saying: "They are training every day - but they are just good friends."

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