Strictly's Natalie Gumede and Artem Chigvintsev get festive: photos

Published Friday, Nov 8 2013, 15:35 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Strictly Come Dancing contestant Natalie Gumede and her professional partner Artem Chigvintsev took a break from dance training for something a little festive on Thursday.

Natalie and Artem travelled to Manchester to turn on the Christmas lights at the intu Trafford Centre on Thursday (7 November).

Natalie Gumede and Artem Chigvintse switch on the Trafford Centre Christmas lights, Manchester, 7.11.13


Natalie and Artem get into the festive spirit.

Artem Chigvintsev switch on the Trafford Centre Christmas lights, Manchester, 7.11.13


Artem shows off his pecs.

Former Coronation Street actress Natalie, who comes from Burnley, looked thrilled to be getting in to the spirit of things.

On her way to the do, the 29-year-old excitedly tweeted: "On way to switch on Trafford Centre lights with @artemchigvintse after a day of jiving. If you're in the area, come on down!"

Meanwhile Artem, who won Strictly in 2010 with his now-girlfriend Kara Tointon, treated fans to a glimpse of his chest. Very festive!

Strictly Come Dancing official couples photos:
Artem Chigvinstev, Natalie Gumede

© BBC/Ray Burmiston

Artem and Natalie make a fab dance duo.

Strictly Come Dancing red carpet launch event held at Elstree studios - Arrivals - Natalie Gumede 2013

© WENN / Lia Toby

Natalie's embracing the glitz of the show.

Natalie has been wowing Strictly Come Dancing's judges Craig Revel Horwood, Bruno Tonioli, Len Goodman and Darcey Bussell with her impressive dance skills.

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