Winning Strictly in 2010 with Kara

Former Strictly dancer Artem Chigvintsev looks totally unrecognisable these days

Hunk has undergone a physical transformation

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Remember the handsome and dashing Artem Chigvintsev?

He was the athletic mover and groover on Strictly Come Dancing who not only won the show with Kara Tointon, but also won her heart and went on to date her for a couple years.

While he is no longer on Strictly, he is very busy over in the States where he is a firm fixture on the US version of the show, Dancing With The Stars.

Artem danced with ex Corrie star Natalie Gumede on Strictly and scooped the prize with Kara Tointon (Credit: BBC)

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But take a look at this stunning new picture and prepare to be amazed.

Why? Because he is totally unrecognisable.

Not only has bleached his brown hair blonde, he has clearly been working out that body of his.

Just check out those pecs. They are unbelievable.

Artem as undergone a radical makeover (credit: Instagram)

Yes, he hardly looks like the same fella who was spinning celebs like Natalie Gumede around the dance floor in Blighty.

And not only are we impressed by his new looks so too are his followers, with one fan admitting they were “speechless” because they “love the blonde hair”.

But as you can see below from his fellow dancers on the show, which also includes ex Strictly star Gleb Savchenko, there’s a lot of physical perfection to compete with, so you can imagine he must have felt a bit of a pressure to look even sexier than he used to.

Artem has a lot of muscular competition on DWTS, including Gleb Savchenko (credit: Instagram)

And Artem has been no slouch. While he keeps fit on the dance floor he is a regular at the gym.

Artem has been busy in the gym building up his body (Credit: Instagram)

He either pumps heavy weights or does a resistance band workout.

Wow! Look at those muscles (Credit; Instagram)

Meanwhile if you’ve been missing Artem, you can also catch him on the big screen.

Artem was a stand in for Ryan Gosling in the Observatory ‘flying’ sequence in La La Land (Credit: Lionsgate)

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He appears in the heart-tugging Oscar winning film La La Land.

While he is in some of the ensemble scenes, he is also said to have been the stand in for Ryan Gosling in the ‘flying’ scene shot at the Observatory in L.A. – Jeff Goldblum’s wife Emilie Livingston stepped in for Emma Stone.

It’s believed that he landed the part because the movie was choreographed by Mandy Moore who he works with on Dancing With The Stars.