Strictly's Kai Widdrington opens up about meeting Nadiya Bychkova's daughter: 'It's important we got it right'

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28 Feb 2024, 16:02

Strictly's Kai Widdrington opens up about meeting Nadiya Bychkova's daughter: 'It's important we got it right'

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Strictly Come Dancing's Kai Widdrington has spoken about forming a close bond with girlfriend Nadiya Bychkova's daughter, Mila, while appearing on Loose Women.

The professional dancers, who met on Strictly in 2021, initially kept their relationship private until 2022, but now the pair have opened up about their family life while on the ITV show.

Kai, who was recently partnered with Angela Rippon, said about meeting Nadiya's daughter: "It was very important that we get it right. First of all when we got together, we wanted to make sure that we want to be together and it's all going to go well.

Kai Widdrington opens up about meeting Nadiya Bychkova's daughter

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"After meeting her, she is one of the cleverest little girls I have ever met. She speaks four languages."

He continued: "She has a new nickname for me - I remember last time I was on the show, it was Kai Lemon Pie, but now it's Kai Cotton Candy Pie for 2024."

The Strictly pro shared: "She likes dancing with mummy."

Kai Widdrington and Nadiya Bychkova on Loose Women

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Nadiya added: "We are practising later, she's preparing for a little competition later this week. I don't really get involved.

"I want her to have her own experience, I don't want to be that parent who's saying no, you need to do that. I'm just there watching her dance and I feel so proud.

"Mila is seven so she's quite a busy young lady. On weekends it's art classes and dance classes and ballet. Now I'm planning my schedule around her schedule."

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Speaking about their pairing on Lorraine in December 2023, Kai said: "We're very different styles, I am very old school, traditional, you know English, British dancer whereas Nadiya is very, well you know I think Nadiya is the most beautiful dancer in the world personally.

"But they say opposites attract."

Nadiya agreed: "We compliment each other."

Kai Widdrington and Nadiya Bychkova

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The ballroom and latin couple are set to embark on their UK tour, Behind The Magic, in June 2024.

Kai explained about the behind-the-scenes nature of the performance: "We want to show the audience what is going on backstage and all the interesting and tricky moments."