Strictly’s Nadiya Bychkova and Kai Widdrington confirm romance as they KISS at the hotel bar
Nadiya Bychkova and Kai Widdrington have appeared to confirm their romance when they were spotted kissing in a hotel bar on Thursday.
The professionals at Strictly Come Dancing have been at the center of romance rumors for weeks as they reportedly developed a close bond following Nadiya’s split from fiancé Matija Škarabot.
And the couple has not gone public with their once secret relationship as in photos obtained by The sunthe pair could be seen pursed lips in what appeared to be the lobby of the Malmaison hotel in Newcastle.
Love is in the air: Nadiya Bychkova and Kai Widdrington have appeared to confirm their romance when spotted kissing in a hotel bar on Thursday
Nadiya, 32, and Kai, 26, leaning towards each other as they shared an intimate moment over a cozy coffee date.
A source told the publication: ‘They didn’t seem to care who could see them. It is clear that they are very much loved.’
It is said that the new couple spent 30 minutes in the hotel bar and were away from the other professional dancers and celebrities during their live tour.
The insider continued: ‘Nadiya and Kai met at a distance from the other dancers and celebrities, who were a mile away in the Travelodge. She’d bought Kai a coffee at Starbucks next door and they talked and hugged before kissing.”
Ex-partner: Nadiya recently divorced from fiancé Slovenian footballer Matija Škarabot
They added that the couple didn’t want anyone to “gossip” as there has already been “so much speculation.”
They continued, “But since they’ve been so candid with their public displays of affection, they might as well have gotten a kiss at the Travelodge and saved themselves the trip.”
The publication reports that the couple shared their first kiss on the main Strictly show at the end of week one – despite the strict Covid restrictions in place at the time.
A second source confirmed that despite Nadiya being linked to her partner Dan Walker and Kai, who said she had a romance with AJ Odudu, Nadiya had “been single for a while” and Kai “never dated AJ” – adding that the romance struck when they were both ‘free agents’.
Happy: And the pair have not gone public with their once secret relationship, as in photos obtained by The Sun, the pair could be seen lip-smacking in what appeared to be the lobby of the Malmaison hotel in Newcastle
They added that the relationship is “early” but the couple is “happy”.
MailOnline has reached out to representatives for Nadiya and Kai for comment.
It is said that Nadiya divorced her ex-partner “months ago” and footballer Matija is “furious” over recent reports of their love lives.
While The Sun last week claimed that Nadiya and Kai’s behavior behind the scenes raised eyebrows.
A source told the publication: ‘Nadiya is incredibly flirtatious and it has certainly raised eyebrows.’
Nothing wrong: A second source confirmed that despite Nadiya being linked to her partner Dan Walker and Kai, who said she had a romance AJ Odudu, Nadiya has been “single for a while.”
Rumors only: The source added: ‘Kai was ‘never dating AJ’ – adding that the romance struck when they were both ‘free agents’
It comes as their budding romance looks set to continue as the dance pros have signed up for The Professionals UK Tour.
The 36-date show kicks off in late April, a matter of weeks after the end of the Strictly Live tour, where the pair get close backstage after Nadiya’s split from fiancé Matija, which was revealed exclusively by MailOnline.
A source close to the Strictly stars told MailOnline that they feel the couple’s extended time together on the road, up and down the UK, will only bring them closer together and spark more rumors of a blossoming relationship. stir up.
The insider said: “It’s no secret that Nadiya and Kai are incredibly fond of each other.
“Their chemistry is clear and they will look forward to spending more time together on the road.
“It’ll essentially be in each other’s company for another month, so it could make or break them.”
Nadiya, who teamed up with presenter Dan Walker, 44, on the most recent series of Strictly, ended her engagement to Slovenian footballer Matija, the father of her five-year-old daughter.
‘Chemistry’: It comes as their budding romance looks set to continue as the dance pros sign up for The Professionals UK Tour
A source told MailOnline that Nadiya realized her long-distance relationship with Matija, 33, was not working and although they continue to co-parent their daughter, they are no longer a couple.
An insider revealed: ‘Nadiya and Matija haven’t been together for a while.
Matija is committed to his football career in Slovenia and Nadiya lives mainly in London.
Performing on Strictly and the Strictly Live Tour takes up half of her year, eventually the dedication to their job made it too hard for the relationship to work.
“There is still a lot of love and respect between them and Mila is and will remain their priority.”
‘It Could Make Them’: The 36-date show kicks off in late April, a matter of weeks after the end of the Strictly Live tour, where the pair will get close backstage