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Strictly Come Dancing professionals: Who is Nancy Xu? Does she have a boyfriend?

Third time lucky for the Latin dancer?

Nancy Xu joined the line up of Strictly Come Dancing professionals back in 2019.

And tonight (September 25) marks her first outing on the dance floor having been partnered with a celebrity.

She’s certainly made an impression with viewers, with many previously calling for Strictly bosses to give Nancy a partner.

So it was definitely a case of third time lucky as she takes to the floor with Rhys Stephenson.

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Nancy Xu joined the Strictly Come Dancing professionals line up in 2019 (Credit: BBC)

Strictly Come Dancing professionals: Who is Nancy Xu?

Nancy is a Latin dance specialist of Chinese decent.

She joined the cast of Strictly Come Dancing in 2019 and made a splash as part of the group dances.

Upon landing the job, the star described it as a “dream come true” and the “most beautiful gift”.

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Nancy is no stranger to appearing in a hit TV series. She was a finalist on the Chinese version of So You Think You Can Dance? before moving to the BBC One dance show.

A specialist in Latin, Nancy also reached the finals of the U21 World Championships in 2010.

She was also a runner up at the 2013 International Singapore Championship.

As well as that, Nancy has starred in West End and Broadway dance show Burn The Floor.

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So far she’s only appeared in the group dances (Credit: BBC)

How old is Nancy Xu?

According to the official Strictly website, Nancy is 29.

However, it doesn’t appear to have been updated since this time last year.

So our best guess is Nancy has recently turned 30.

Strictly Come Dancing professionals: Is Nancy Xu married?

Let’s hope the Strictly curse does not strike Nancy and her celebrity partner this year, as she appears to be in a happy long-term relationship.

The dancer is dating Italian performer Mikee Introna Michele, who also appeared in Burn The Floor.

She often posts pictures of them together, with one showing Mikee smothered in red lipstick kisses from his gorgeous girlfriend.

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Nancy landed a celebrity partner this year (Credit: Splash News)

Who is Nancy paired with on Strictly Come Dancing?

Well, with Latin firecracker Janette Manrara leaving, there’s a dancer-shaped hole that Latin specialist Nancy has filled.

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Following growing demand among viewers for Nancy to be given a shot on the main line up, she’s been paired with CBBC star Rhys Stephenson.

They’re dancing the Viennese waltz tonight to End of the Road by Boyz II Men.

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