Kara Tointon 'is dating Matt Johnson'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 19 July 2015
Kara Tointon

Kara Tointon

Former 'EastEnders' actress Kara Tointon is reportedly dating TV host Matt Johnson

Kara Tointon is reportedly dating TV host Matt Johnson.

The 31-year-old actress, who's best known for playing Dawn Swann in BBC soap 'EastEnders', split from her 'Strictly Come Dancing' partner Artem Chigvintsev last year and has since been spotted looking "very loved-up" with the 'This Morning' presenter.

One eyewitness saw the pair last week at a pub in West London and told the Sunday Mirror newspaper: "They looked very close, touching each other, and Matt put his arm around her at one point.

"They held hands as they walked. They looked very loved-up."

In recent times, Kara has starred alongside her sister Hannah in the popular ITV series 'Mr Selfridge' and has revealed the instrumental role her sibling has played in her career.

She shared: "It was with acting that I found my comfort zone. At first, it was heartbreaking if I went to an audition and I didn't get a part, but I got used to rejection and I just hoped that if I was right for a role I would get it - I was only 22 when I got the part in 'EastEnders'.

"But the difference between me and Hannah is she's far more direct; she knows what she will and won't do, whereas I fluster a bit. She has her own vision and she won't falter from it. She's actually taught me to be more like that too, and it's quite empowering."

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