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27 October 2018, 16:12 | Updated: 16 December 2018, 18:36
Strictly Come Dancing is over once again after a thrilling series in 2018.
Pasha Kovalev was one of the many returning professional dancers, and here is a handy guide to the talented star.
Pasha Kovalev is a Russian professional Latin and ballroom dancer.
He started dancing at the age of eight, and in 2001 moved to the US with his professional dance partner Anya Garnis.
In 2007, the couple competed on the third season of the US reality show So You Think You Can Dance, and have since participated in eight more seasons as either choreographers or 'All-Star' partners.
In 2011, Kovalev moved to the UK to star in Strictly Come Dancing as a professional dancer. After finishing runner-up on both the ninth and tenth series, he won series 12 with partner Caroline Flack.
Pasha Kovalev was born on January 19, 1980. He celebrated his 38th birthday in 2018.
Pasha was raised by his mother and grew up with his brother.
Pasha Kovalev and professional partner Anya Garnis started dating as teenagers in the late 1990s, and in 2001 they moved to the US together.
He has been dating his former Strictly celebrity partner and Countdown star Rachel Riley since 2014, and they now live together in London.
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