Jowita Przystal facts: Strictly Come Dancing star's age, partner, career and more revealed

22 September 2023, 14:45 | Updated: 4 October 2023, 11:55

Strictly Come Dancing 2021: Jowita Przystal's age, partner, career and more facts revealed
Strictly Come Dancing 2021: Jowita Przystal's age, partner, career and more facts revealed. Picture: Instagram: @jowitaprzystal

Strictly Come Dancing is returning to our screens later this year!

Strictly Come Dancing is making its way back to Saturday nights for its 21st series.

Jowita Przystal has been confirmed as a dancing professional for this year’s show. Here’s everything you need to know about her:

  1. Who is Jowita Przystal?

    Jowita Przystal is a professional dancer who started ballroom dancing at the age of 12 - she is also a Polish Open Latin Champion.

    In 2015, Jowita ended her competitive career in Ballroom and Latin to join the cast of touring dance company Burn The Floor. Jowita stayed with the group until she moved to the UK in 2019.

    Jowita is best known for winning The Greatest Dancer in 2020 under the mentorship of Strictly legend Oti Mabuse. After winning, Jowita performed on Strictly Come Dancing and now she’s back as a pro dancer.

    Speaking to Strictly Come Dancing, Jowita said that joining the show was her “biggest dream come true” and added that she can’t wait to give her “heart and soul” to the dance routines.

    “This is my biggest dream come true. No words can describe how I feel right now,” Jowita explained.

    “I’m still pinching myself to check if this is real but I am beyond excited to be joining the Strictly Come Dancing family and I can’t wait to give all of my heart and soul on that dance floor!”

  2. How old is Jowita Przystal?

    Jowita Przystal was born on August 22, 1994. She celebrated her 29th birthday in 2023 and is originally from Poland.

    Jowita is now based in London, England.

  3. Is Jowita Przystal dating or in a relationship?

    Jowita and boyfriend Michael with Ota Mabuse in 2020
    Jowita and boyfriend Michael with Ota Mabuse in 2020. Picture: Getty

    Jowita Przystal was previously in a long-term relationship with her dance partner Michael Danilczuk.

    According to their website, the couple met in 2013 at a summer dance camp in Krakow, Poland. It also mentioned that they didn’t like one another at first but after spending a year in partnership they fell in love.

    Together, Jowita and Michael have represented Poland at many competitions and in 2014 they became the Polish Open Latin Champions.

    In 2015, they ended their competitive career and continued working together at Burn The Floor while travelling around the world and performing.

    Jowita competed on The Greatest Dancer alongside Michael and they were both now based in London.

    However, by 2023 they had broken up, and Jowita was in a brief relationship with fellow Strictly star Giovanni Pernice.

Meet all the Strictly professional dancers:

- Amy Dowden
- Dianne Buswell
- Giovanni Pernice
- Gorka Marquez
- Graziano di Prima
- Johannes Radebe
- Karen Hauer
- Katya Jones
- Luba Mushtuk
- Nadiya Bychkova
- Neil Jones
- Nancy Xu
- Kai Widdrington
- Nikita Kuzman
- Jowita Przystal
- Cameron Lombard
- Carlos Gu
- Vito Coppola
- Lauren Oakley