Kara Tointon's tough love

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 1 March 2011
Kara Tointon

Kara Tointon

Kara Tointon found not talking to her 'Strictly Come Dancing' hunk boyfriend Artem Chingvintsev the toughest part of taking part in last week's gruelling 100-kilometre BT Red Nose Desert Trek in Kenya

Kara Tointon finds it "tough" not talking to boyfriend Artem Chingvintsev.

The former 'EastEnders' actress - who started dating the Russian hunk last year when they won 'Strictly Come Dancing' together - admitted taking part in the gruelling 100-kilometre BT Red Nose Desert Trek in Kenya last week put a strain on the couple's relationship.

She said: "I think I found the heat the most difficult part of the trek, and for me not talking to my family or Artem was really, really tough - but I'm so pleased I achieved it. I'm so proud of myself."

However, the 27-year-old star explained donning comfortable trekking gear was a welcome break from the sparkles and sequins she was used to on 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

Kara added to Hello! magazine: "I feel like a new woman! I've been wearing glitter and sequins for the past seven months and I was nervous of being stripped of my little luxuries.

"I conquered it and I'm really chuffed. I'll go home and think about material things and whether I need as much as I've got. And roughing it has been quite funny!"


1. Sophcn1 Mar 2011, 11:07am Report

Kara said in the interview she really missed her boyfriend whilst away. That isn't the same as admitting the trip put a strain on her relationship. The latter implies something entirely different to what she actually said!!

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