Nikita Kuzmin facts: Strictly Come Dancing star's age, partner, career and more revealed

22 March 2024, 09:52

Strictly Come Dancing 2021: Nikita Kuzmin's age, partner, career and more facts revealed
Strictly Come Dancing 2021: Nikita Kuzmin's age, partner, career and more facts revealed. Picture: Instagram: @nikita__kuzmin

Strictly Come Dancing is returning to our screens!

Strictly Come Dancing returned Saturday nights for its 21st series in 2023.

Nikita Kuzmin was back as a dancing professional for the show, and partnered up with runner-up Layton Williams.

Since then, Nikita became a finalist in 2024's Celebrity Big Brother on ITV.

Here’s everything you need to know about him:

  1. Who is Nikita Kuzmin?

    Nikita Kuzmin is a professional dancer who secured six-time wins as Italian Champion in Latin and Ballroom. In 2020, Nikita worked as a professional dancer on German entertainment show Let’s Dance (similar to Strictly Come Dancing).

    Speaking to Strictly Come Dancing, Nikita said that he is “amazed” by the “magic” that the show brings every year and added that he’s looking forward to his “big chance” to be a part of it.

    “I’ve always been amazed by the magic Strictly Come Dancing brings. No matter what country I have found myself living in, I’ve never missed a chance to watch it,” Nikita told the show.

    “And joining it as a professional dancer is my big chance to make some magic on the most famous dance floor. I can’t wait to give it my all!”

  2. How old is Nikita Kuzmin and where is he from?

    Nikita Kuzmin was born on December 23, 1997. He celebrated his 26th birthday in 2023.

    He is originally from Ukraine. When Nikita was nine years old he moved to Italy with his family.

  3. Is Nikita Kuzmin dating or in a relationship?

    Nikita Kuzmin was previously in a long-term relationship with professional dancer Nicole Wirt who is based in Frankfurt, Germany.

    The couple had been dancing together for a number of years as a partnership.

    As of 2024, Nikita is in a relationship with Lauren Jaine, a university graduate and model. She appeared as Nikita's surprise guest in CBB.

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