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Who is Strictly Come Dancing 2021 professional dancer Kai Widdrington?

FANS can't wait for Strictly to kick off in Autumn 2021.

With the new series comes a brand new professional dancer in the form of Kai Widdrington.

Who is Strictly Come Dancing 2021 professional dancer Kai Widdrington?

Kai Widdrington is a 25-year-old English dancer and choreographer who, at the age of nine, decided to take up dancing.

By the time he was 14, he became the 2010 World Junior Latin-American champion. 

In 2012 when Kai was only 16, he reached the final of the sixth series of Britain’s Got Talent.

He also previously worked as a professional dancer on Dancing With The Stars Ireland and finished twice as Runner-up on the show in 2018 and 2020.

What has Kai said about joining Strictly?

Talking to the BBC, Kai said: "This is my childhood dream come true.

"Watching Strictly from the very first series as a young boy from Southampton and now 18 years later, to be a professional dancer on the show is the most amazing feeling and the biggest accomplishment of my career.

"I can't wait to step onto the Strictly floor and experience the exciting times that lie ahead."

Is Kai married?

Kai isn't married, but he is dating someone.

Since 2016 he has been in a relationship with professional dancer and fellow Dancing with the Stars dancer, Giulia Dotta.

He is not believed to have any children

Is Kai on Instagram?

Kai is avid user on Instagram and boasts nearly 30K followers.

When he is on Strictly this autumn, his feed is bound to feature lots of behind-the-scenes pictures and videos.

You can follow him on @kaiwidd.

When can I watch Kai on Strictly?

BBC have not yet confirmed when Strictly Come Dancing 2021 will start.

The 2020 series started in mid-October, a month later than usual due to the Covid pandemic – but it remains to be seen whether the new series will go back to the regular September start.

The 2020 series also ran for nine weeks instead of the usual 13.

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