Luba Mushtuk: Who is the Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer?

20 September 2019, 17:02 | Updated: 20 September 2019, 17:16

Luba Mushtuk
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By Tom Eames

Strictly Come Dancing is back once again for another thrilling series in 2019.

Strictly Come Dancing 2019: Meet all the celebs taking part

Luba Mushtuk is one of the many returning professional dancers, and here is a handy guide to the talented star:

  1. Where is Luba Mushtuk from and how old is she?

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    Luba is 29 years old, and was born in Russia.

    She had previously worked on the show as an assistant choreographer since 2016, and has contributed to a number of group routines.

    She was also part of the Strictly Come Dancing Live tour, and has performed on both Giovanni Pernice’s and Kevin and Karen Clifton’s tours.

    Luba has won the Italian Dance Championship and Italian Open Latin Show Dance four times. She was ranked second in the European 10 Dance Championships, and was a finalist in the Latin European Championship.

  2. Who is Luba Mushtuk's boyfriend?

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    In November 2017, it was reported that Luba was dating fellow Strictly star Giovanni Pernice.

    They have been friends for several years, with The Sun claiming: “She would like their romance to be out in the open. Luba is very keen to be on the show one day."

    However, by 2018, Giovanni was dating TOWIE star Jess Wright, though that relationship is also now over.

Meet all the Strictly professional dancers:

- AJ Pritchard
- Alijaz Skorjanec
- Amy Dowden
- Anton du Beke
- Dianne Buswell
- Giovanni Pernice
- Gorka Marquez
- Graziano di Prima
- Janette Manrara
- Johannes Radebe
- Karen Clifton
- Katya Jones
- Kevin Clifton
- Luba Mushtuk
- Nadiya Bychkova
- Neil Jones
- Oti Mabuse
- Pasha Kovalev