TILLY Ramsay has introduced dance-partner Nikita Kuzmin to her uni-pals – after logging on for lessons during rehearsals.
The daughter of TV chef Gordon has become “inseparable” from the 23-year-old Strictly-pro during their training.
And as well as regularly inviting Nikita round for tea with her family he’s not met her mates too.
A source said: “Due to Strictly training, Tilly is having to combine uni with dancing but she has been able to successfully mix things up.
“She’s been logging into lessons online from rehearsals and last week took the chance to introduce Nikita to some of her mates.
“It was a bit surreal for everyone else but Tilly is hoping she is going to be part of the show for many more weeks so she thought it was important her uni colleagues got the chance to say hello.
“Since being paired Tilly and Nikita have been inseparable.
“They’ve probably put in more hours of training than any other couple and have become really good friends.”
Viewers were left wondering whether the infamous Strictly curse struck again. Rumours began to swirl after they were pictured heading to her London flat earlier this week.
The gossip heightened when Nikita’s girlfriend Nicole Wirt, 23, deleted a social media message in which she expressed her support for the Strictly Come Dancing pair.
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Nicole, also a professional dancer, has been dating the Ukrainian heartthrob since 2016.
She initially seemed proud of the duo when she posted a picture of their waltz from Saturday’s show with the caption: ‘Cheering on my faves.’
But this message has since been removed and instead the dancer, who is based in Germany, wrote on Wednesday: ‘Stop complaining so much over things you can’t change or control.’
Tilly, who has presented her own cookery show on CBBC, scored an average 21 with her debut dance.
Her TV chef dad has already warned her about the Strictly curse – he told her last month: ‘Don’t date those dancers!’
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