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Maura's moves Kai Widdrington says Maura Higgins is a 'secret Strictly star'

'I think she’s a secret dancer inside...we’ve seen some moves before in the flat'


Giovanni and Maura

Giovanni and Maura

Giovanni and Maura

The 25-year-old was recently announced as a brand new professional partner on Strictly Come Dancing, after appearing on RTÉ’s Dancing With The Stars for three years.

Ahead of his new role on Strictly, Kai has been living with fellow pro dancer Giovanni Pernice in London.

The Italian dancer has been dating Irish reality star Maura since June, following her split from Chris Taylor.

Since they started dating, Kai has hung out with Maura a few times. Speaking on Elaine on Virgin Media One, Kai said: “She has always been nothing but supportive for sure and that’s always the case.

“I think she’s a secret dancer inside. We’ve seen some moves before in the flat and I think she’s a secret Strictly star.”

Kai’s revelation has some fans suggesting that Maura could appear on Strictly in the future, or Dancing With The Stars if it returns to RTÉ.

Last month the Longford beauty confirmed her relationship with the Strictly Come Dancing pro.

They confirmed their romance with a loved-up couple snap on Instagram as she told him "I'm yours".

In the meantime, Kai explained that he and Giovanni had a lot of fun during the lockdowns and he's looking forward to hitting the stage with his housemate on Strictly.

He said: "We had a lot of fun in lockdown, we had a lot of Instagram lives and silly TikTok videos to keep ourselves occupied more than anything but it turned out to be quite entertaining.

"We're excited to get onto the dance floor together.

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"We're pretty much best mates so what more could you want than sharing the job that you love to do and sharing the biggest stage on television with each other.

The line-up for Strictly Come Dancing 2021 was announced this week and includes The Crown star Greg Wise, McFly’s Tom Fletcher, comedian Robert Webb, Great British Bake Off winner John Whaite and Coronation Street’s Katie McGlynn.

Gordon Ramsay’s daughter Tilly, CBBC host Rhys Stephenson, presenter AJ Odudu, Dragons’ Den star Sara Davies, BBC Breakfast host Dan Walker, and EastEnders stars Nina Wadia and Rose Ayling-Ellis have also been confirmed for the show.

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