Strictly's Thom Evans 'smitten' with professional partner Iveta Lukosiute

Published Saturday, Sep 20 2014, 16:45 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Strictly Come Dancing's Thom Evans is said to be 'smitten' with his professional dance partner Iveta Lukosiute.

Viewers saw the former rugby hunk, 29, matched with the Lithuanian beauty, 34, during the launch show of SCD on 7 September. And now we're told sparks have been flying behind the scenes!

Strictly Come Dancing 2014 celebrity and professional dancer pairings announced: Thom Evans and Iveta Lukosiute

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We just love a Strictly romance...

Thom, who previously dated Kelly Brook and Jessica Lowndes, is reported to be 'head over heels' with his training partner according to today's The Sun (20 September).

The newspaper claims the pair hit it off instantly and have already enjoyed several romantic dates in-between their intense training schedule.

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

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A source said: "'He is completely smitten. We didn't think Iveta would be his type but he has had a huge crush on her from the get-go.

"They've been sneaking off for dinner dates in Surrey pubs and Thom took her to the Weybridge Health Club and Spa. He said she is meeting his family."

The pair attended a SCD fundraising event at Mansion House in London last week and certainly looked like a scrummy couple!

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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If the reports are true, the couple join a long list of entangled dance partners who have fallen in love on the show, including Jimi Mistry and Flavia Cacace (who are now married), Kara Tointon and Artem Chigvintsev, and Kristina Rihanoff and Joe Calzaghe.

Before Thom began training with Iveta, he said: "[I have done] absolutely no dancing whatsoever."

Looks like Iveta has her work cut out then!

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