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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

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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.

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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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