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Strictly’s Graziano Di Prima places a friendly kiss on his co-star Katya Jones cheek

Strictly’s Graziano plants a KISS on his co-star Katya Jones’ cheek as they leave their Sheffield hotel before they take to the stage at the Utilita Arena

They lit up the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool with their show-stopping routine on Friday night. 

And following the show, Strictly’s Graziano Di Prima gave his colleague Katya Jones a kiss on the cheek as they left their Sheffield hotel before they took to the stage at the Utilita Arena on Saturday.

The duo have been travelling around the UK with their co-stars for the Strictly: The Professionals Tour.

Peck on the cheek: Strictly’s Graziano Di Prima gave his colleague Katya Jones a kiss on the cheek as they left their Sheffield hotel before they took to the stage at the Utilita Arena on Saturday

The close friends, who have worked together for two seasons were dressed to impress as they got ready to put on another showstopping performance in the city. 

Katya, 32, looked radiant in a green midi dress with crochet detail finished with a pleated skirt.  

Keeping her feet comfy before enduring a night in heels – she teamed the look with a pair of flat thigh high boots.  

Dance queen: Katya, 32, looked radiant in a green midi dress with crochet detail finished with a pleated skirt

Dance queen: Katya, 32, looked radiant in a green midi dress with crochet detail finished with a pleated skirt

She added some edge to the look with a leather jacket as she strolled through the hotel car park with her luggage. 

Meanwhile, Graziano, 28, cut a casual figure in a denim shirt and black jeans. 

They were joined by Nadiya Bychkova and her boyfriend Kai Widdrington who looked in great form ahead of their big night. 

Ukrainian-Slovenian dancer Nadiya, 32, donned a chic beige trench coat while Kai cut a casual figure in a beige sweater, black cargos and trainers as he carried some refreshments. 

Out and about: Nadiya, 32, donned a chic beige trench coat while Kai cut a casual figure in a beige sweater, black cargos and trainers as he carried some refreshments

Out and about: Nadiya, 32, donned a chic beige trench coat while Kai cut a casual figure in a beige sweater, black cargos and trainers as he carried some refreshments

Excited: Nadiya and her boyfriend Kai looked in great form ahead of their big night

Excited: Nadiya and her boyfriend Kai looked in great form ahead of their big night

Travelling heavy: Dianne Buswell cut a relaxed look in a pair of white shorts and Adidas sweater as she had her hands full rolling two suitcases along the path.

Travelling heavy: Dianne Buswell cut a relaxed look in a pair of white shorts and Adidas sweater as she had her hands full rolling two suitcases along the path.

Dianne Buswell cut a relaxed look in a pair of white shorts and Adidas sweater as she had her hands full rolling two suitcases along the path.

Her co-stars Luba Mushtuk and Karen Hauer soon followed, both looking fashionable on the day. 

Luba, 32, rocked a studded leather jacket teamed with a baseball hat, while Karen, 40, flashed a glimpse of her midriff in a side zipper jacket. 

Glamour girls: Luba Mushtuk and Karen Hauer both looking fashionable on the day as they left their Sheffield hotel

Glamour girls: Luba Mushtuk and Karen Hauer both looking fashionable on the day as they left their Sheffield hotel 

Last month, Katya and her former husband Neil Jones proved they were the friendliest of exes as they made a joint appearance on Lorraine ahead of the Strictly Professionals tour. 

The dancers were getting on well on the show where Katya said: ‘there’s still friendship there’ and told how their bond is built on ‘respect and teamwork’.

The pair were married for six years and split in 2019 following Katya and Seann Walsh’s kissing scandal – although they insisted that had nothing to do with the end of their marriage.

Working well: Neil and Katya Jones proved they were the friendliest of exes as they made a joint appearance on Lorraine last month ahead of the Strictly Professionals tour

Working well: Neil and Katya Jones proved they were the friendliest of exes as they made a joint appearance on Lorraine last month ahead of the Strictly Professionals tour

However, the pair have remained close since the collapse of their marriage and subsequent divorce – hanging out together and even posting snaps of each other online as well as working on Strictly together.

Neil said on the show about working with Katya: ‘We’ve known each other for so long now and I’m the only person that can get her to be quiet in rehearsals!’

Katya then added: ‘He can’t play poker when I’m at the table I read his face so well!

‘It’s lovely because our relationships started 13 years ago from respect and teamwork and then romance came as a bonus if you break down that layer there’s still friendships there. I just love your mum too much!’

Happy: Dancers Neil, 39, and Katya, 32, were getting on well on the show where Katya said: 'there's still friendship there' and told how their bond is built on 'respect and teamwork'

Happy: Dancers Neil, 39, and Katya, 32, were getting on well on the show where Katya said: ‘there’s still friendship there’ and told how their bond is built on ‘respect and teamwork’

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