Strictly Come Dancing’s Graziano Di Prima was spotted receiving a heartfelt kiss on the lips from his wife Giada Lini ahead of the live show on Saturday.
The professional dancer, 29, kept his hand casually in his pocket while Giada, 32, wrapped her hand around his neck and pulled him into her as she locked lips with the Italian.
Graziano cut a casual figure in black joggers with a blue stripe down the side and a long-sleeved black top.
Giada meanwhile looked sensational in a white halter neck dress with heels as she held her beau close.
The loved-up sighting comes just before Graziano took to the stage with his dance partner Zara McDermott, who was branded ‘a contender’ with ‘a lot of potential’ by the judges.
Loved up: Strictly Come Dancing ‘s Graziano Di Prima was spotted receiving a heartfelt kiss on the lips from his wife Giada Lini ahead of the live show on Saturday
Wedded bliss: The pair married during a tearful ceremony in Italy last July after the COVID-19 pandemic stopped their plans
Styklish: Giada looked sensational in a white halter neck dress with heels and wore her blonde locks in a half up do while sporting a heavy palette of makeup
After Anton Du Beke described Zara’s performance last week as ‘a very nice start’ but added that he wanted ‘more of everything’, the documentary maker vowed to ‘let go’ and ‘not hold back’ in this week’s second live show.
In the rehearsals Graziano and Zara could be seen practicing hard with Graziano telling the camera that the reality star was picking up the steps much quicker.
Zara joked that her feet were on fire, but that she wasn’t going to be hard on herself.
She later revealed that she had extra pressure this week to impress as her grandparents would be watching her from the audience.
Describing it as ‘magical’ Zara said: ‘I just want to nail this and make them proud’.
The pair stepped onto the dance floor to ‘Anyone For You (Tiger Lily)’ by George Ezra and performed the Quickstep.
After the energetic performance Motsi Mabuse said: ‘I do think it was your first ballroom dance and I think you went for it.
‘A little bit more posture would help the whole situation and stability, but you look more comfortable on the dance floor.’
Week two: Graziano and his dance partner Zara McDermott stepped onto the dance floor to ‘Anyone For You (Tiger Lily)’ by George Ezra and performed the Quickstep
Promises: Last week Anton Du Beke described Zara’s performance as ‘a very nice start’ but added that he wanted ‘more of everything’, so the documentary maker vowed to ‘let go’ and ‘not hold back’ in this week’s second live show
Special. moments: Zara revealed that she had extra pressure to impress this week as her grandparents would be watching her from the audience and described it as ‘magical’
High praise: After their performance Anton. said he thought Zara would be a ‘contender’ if she married everything together and Craig said she had ‘a lot of potential’
Going in the right direction: The pairreceived their scores: a six from Craig, Anton and Motsi and a five from Shirley
Shirley Ballas added: ‘Last week Cha Cha, this week Quickstep and staying very very consistent.
Giving some constructive criticism, the head judge told Zara: ‘Work on synchronisation and I’m sure that you’ll continue to improve. It was a beautiful performance. Well done.’
Anton was next who said: ‘Well you do move beautifully across the floor. You cover the ground fabulously. You just need to work on that top line.’
He then added that if Zara could marry everything up, he thought she would be a contender.
Craig Revel Horwood was last in giving his critique. He said: ‘You lost your balance when you got your leg over Graziano and recovering from that, but you have a lot of potential you really do.’
Up in the Clauditorium, Zara said: ‘I feel amazing. I just had the best time ever. It’s the most fun I’ve ever said. I’m just so happy and grateful to be here. It’s just incredible.’
The star then received her scores: a six from Craig, Anton and Motsi and a five from Shirley.
Graziano married long-term partner Giada during a tearful ceremony in his hometown last July.
The pair exchanged vows during a traditional Catholic ceremony having previously postponed their wedding plans because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 90-minute Catholic service took place within the Mediterranean island’s Basilica della Madonna della Catena, a historic church situated in the quant village of Castiglione di Sicilia.
A select group of 200 guests attended the ceremony, among them fellow Strictly stars Nadiya Bychkova, Karim Zeroual and Chizzy Akudolu.
Strictly Come Dancing returns on Sunday at 7.15 on BBC One
Strictly 2023: Week Two Leaderboard
Layton Williams and Nikita Kuzmin – Quickstep to Puttin’ on the Ritz by Gregory Porter – 36 points out of 40
Amanda Abbington and Giovanni Pernice – Salsa to One by Gloria Estefan – 32 points out of 40
Ellie Leach and Vito Coppola – Foxtrot to Perfect by Fairground Attraction – 31 points out of 40
Angela Rippon and Kai Widdrington – Foxtrot to You Make Me Feel So Young by Frank Sinatra – 31 points out of 40
Bobby Brazier and Dianne Buswell – Charleston to Do Your Thing by Basement Jaxx – 29 points out of 40
Angela Scanlon and Carlos Gu – Jive to Trouble by Shampoo – 29 points out of 40
Nigel Harman and Katya Jones – Viennese Waltz to Until I Found You by Stephen Sanchez – 27 points out of 40
Adam Thomas and Luba Mushtuk – Tango to Somebody Told Me by Maneskin – 23 points out of 40
Zara McDermott and Graziano Di Prima – Quickstep to Anyone For You by George Ezra – 23 points out of 40
Annabel Croft and Johannes Radebe – Quickstep to Walking on Sunshine by Katrina And The Waves – 22 points out of 40
Eddie Kadi and Karen Hauer – Cha-cha to Rie y Llora by Celia Cruz – 21 points out of 40
Krishnan Guru-Murthy and Lauren Oakley – Foxtrot to Love Really Hurts Without You by Billy Ocean – 20 points out of 40
Nikita Kanda and Gorka Márquez – Charleston to Single Ladies by Beyoncé – 18 points out of 40
Jody Cundy and Jowita Przystał – Paso Doble to Thunderstruck by AC/DC – 16 points out of 40
Les Dennis and Nancy Xu – Samba to Rock the Boat by Hues Corporation – 15 points out of 40