Strictly's Thom Evans, Iveta Lukosiute make elegant pair at charity dinner

Published Wednesday, Sep 17 2014, 08:22 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Strictly Come Dancing pair Thom Evans and Iveta Lukosiute looked the picture of elegance while attending a charity event in London last night.

Former rugby player Thom has been paired with professional dancer Iveta on the new series of the BBC One dance competition and it appears they're getting on famously, even hanging out when they're not in the rehearsal studio.

Strictly Come Dancing's Iveta Lukosiute, Thom Evans at Dot Com Children's Foundation Strictly Ballroom - charity dinner held at Mansion House, 16 September 2014

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Last night, they joined forces to attend the Dot Com Children's Foundation Strictly Ballroom Dinner in Mansion House, London, alongside other Strictly stars including Judy Murray and Anton Du Beke.

Thom looked as gorgeous as always in his dapper suit (not everyone can pull off a velvet blazer!) while Iveta went for a show-stopping style in a floor-length red gown.

The couple are currently preparing to make their live dancefloor debut - which will be a pretty big moment for Thom, who had no professional dancing experience before joining Strictly.

Strictly Come Dancing's Iveta Lukosiute does some 'strength training' with celebrity partner Thom Evans, September 2014

© Twitter / @D8Iveta

Iveta recently tweeted this cheeky picture of herself doing strength training with Thom. (Lucky her!)

"[I have done] absolutely no dancing whatsoever," he said recently. "Except that I've watched countless videos on YouTube – YouTube is great for that these days – and practised a couple of times in the mirror to get some of the certain styles and gestures!"

We'd love to see that!

He's also admitted he used to do a few boyband dance moves with his rugby player brother Matt back when they were kids...

"Matt's really enthusiastic about dancing. When we were younger we used to learn boy band moves. I should perhaps try to make out that we were slightly busier with our lives back then but we weren't! Learning moves to impress the girls. My mum and dad love the show, they're massive fans. All the family will be fighting to come along."

The full Strictly lineup in pictures: