Who is Nikita Kuzmin, Strictly Come Dancing 2022 professional dancer? | The Sun

NIKITA is once again taking the stage at this year's Strictly Come Dancing series.

Although he might be young, Nikita Kuzmin has years of ballroom dancing experience behind his back – here's everything to know about him.

Who is Nikita Kuzmin?

Nikita is a professional dancer, and six-time Latin and Ballroom National Champion in Italy.

Born in Ukraine, Nikita began dancing at the age of four, before moving to Italy at the age of nine.

He is also a former Let's Dance Germany professional.

In July 2021, it was announced that Nikita would be joining UK Strictly as a pro dancer.

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About the role, Nikita said: "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.

"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!"

In the 2022 series, he will be joining Amy Dowden, Dianne Buswell, Giovanni Pernice, Gorka Marquez, Graziano Di Prima, Karen Hauer, Katya Jones, Luba Mushtuk, Nadiya Bychkova, Jowita Przystal, Nancy Xu, Neil Jones and Kai Widdrington.

Strictly Come Dancing 2022 starts on Friday, September 23, 2022, on BBC One.

Is Nikita Kuzmin married?

No, Nikita isn't married but he is loved up with fellow dancer Nicole Wirt.

The pair have made their relationship public on Instagram, sharing cute couple photos together.

They have even shared videos dancing together.

Nicole is based in Frankfurt, Germany.

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Does Nikita Kuzmin have kids?

No, it appears Nikita does not have children.

At just 24, it may be a while before he does!

Is Nikita on Instagram?

Yes, he is!

Nikita already has thousands of followers on his Instagram page – and it's set to increase when he appears on Strictly again in autumn.

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You can follow him at @nikita__kuzmin.

He posts lots of topless beach pics as well as dancing videos.

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