Strictly winner Flavia to marry dance partner

Strictly Come Dancing's Flavia Cacace will waltz her way into married life after accepting Jimi Mistry's proposal

We wonder what the couple’s first dance will be?

He wasn’t the first celebrity dance trainee to catch Flavia Cacace’s eye but Jimi Mistry has certainly won her heart.


After dating former Strictly Come Dancing partner Matt Di Angelo, Flavia then began a relationship with another of her amateur partners on the BBC programme, ex-EastEnders actor Jimi – and the pair are to be married.

The 33-year-old professional dancer announced the news on her Twitter page after her feed on the social networking site became quiet over the festive period. She told the couple’s fans: “Sorry I have been a bit quiet, wanted to wish you all a very happy new year. I’ve had a wonderful time and have some amazing news. All I need to say is @JimiMistry has made me the happiest girl in the world. Xxxx #engaged.”

Jimi added to Flavia’s excitement by tweeting: “You’ve made me the happiness (sic) man xxxxx #thankgodshesaidyes” 

The loved-up pair met on the 2010 series of the reality show when they danced together each week and officially began dating in January 2011. This followed Flavia’s three-year relationship with another ex-EastEnders actor Matt, who she also danced with on Strictly, which ended in November 2010.

Speaking to the Daily Mail before the proposal, Flavia said of Jimi: “I’m probably the happiest I’ve ever been and I really hope this will work out into something permanent. He’s such a lovely, sweet, caring person with a wonderful sense of humour, which is probably the biggest thing for me.”


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