‘I don’t think anyone is going to steal her off me’: Nicola Adams’ girlfriend Ella Baig says they won’t be hit by ‘the Strictly curse’ as she reveals she’s met pro Katya Jones and isn’t ‘jealous’

Former boxer Nicola and professional dancer Katya, 31, were confirmed as a pairing and made history as the show’s first ever same-sex couple with fans hailing the duo as ‘trailblazers’ during Saturday night’s show. 

Talking ahead of the pairing, the sporting star said: ‘I was the first female to win an Olympic boxing medal in 2012, first female to win Commonwealth Games’ gold medal, first female to become a double Olympic champion. I’m liking these little firsts of making history!’

Nicola was surprised by professional dancer Katya at the Royal Albert Hall in London where she had her last ever professional fight in 2019, the dancer appeared behind a huge sparkly disco ball.