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Strictly’s Karen Hauer reveals it would be ‘incredible’ to dance with a female partner

Strictly’s Karen Hauer reveals it would be ‘incredible’ to dance with a female partner following the success of Nicola Adams and Katya Jones on last year’s show

Karen Hauer has revealed she thinks it would be ‘incredible’ to dance with a female contestant on Strictly Come Dancing one day. 

Last year boxer Nicola Adams and her professional partner Katya Jones made history as the first same-sex couple to compete in the BBC One celebrity dancing competition.

Speaking to Hello! magazine, Karen said she would be keen to follow in their footsteps on a future series.

Future: Karen Hauer has revealed she thinks it would be ‘incredible’ to dance with a female contestant on Strictly Come Dancing one day (pictured in May 2021)

She said: ‘A same-sex partner would be incredible. The support behind Strictly’s first same-sex couple last year was extraordinary.

‘I can only imagine our wonderful viewers this year would support it just as much, if not more.’

Karen, who has appeared in Strictly since 2012, said her time on the programme has ‘flown by so quickly and it’s incredible’.

When asked if she would like to celebrate a decade on the show by lifting the trophy, she added: ‘Of course, I’d love to bring the Glitterball home at some point. It would be lovely to win in my 10th series, but it is not so much about the winning. 

First: Nicola Adams and her professional partner Katya Jones made history as the first same-sex couple to compete in the BBC One celebrity dancing competition (pictured in 2020)

First: Nicola Adams and her professional partner Katya Jones made history as the first same-sex couple to compete in the BBC One celebrity dancing competition (pictured in 2020)

Karen, who danced with reality star Jamie Laing in the last series of Strictly, added she has changed a lot as a person since she first joined the show. 

The professional dancer described herself as a ‘different person’ to how she was back in 2012, making her Strictly debut. 

It comes after Karen’s new boyfriend was recently revealed as Jordan Jones Williams.

The star made her first public with the fitness pro, known as ‘The Naked Trainer,’ at a performance of the Him & Me show at The Hexagon in Reading on Thursday.  

Karen said: 'A same-sex partner would be incredible. The support behind Strictly's first same-sex couple last year was extraordinary' (pictured in 2019)

Karen said: ‘A same-sex partner would be incredible. The support behind Strictly’s first same-sex couple last year was extraordinary’ (pictured in 2019)

New romance: It comes after Karen's new boyfriend has been revealed as fitness proJordan Jones Williams

New romance: It comes after Karen’s new boyfriend has been revealed as fitness proJordan Jones Williams

Karen recently described her ‘dream man’ as being ‘tattooed and blonde with blue eyes’, while discussing her dating life in an interview with The Sun in May.

And it appears the TV star was talking about her new man, who fits the bill perfectly.

Karen also hinted she had found love again during an article in Hello magazine, where she teased: ‘No, [dating’s] not off the cards’, before adding coyly: ‘You’ll know…’

Karen was previously married to her former Strictly co-star Kevin Clifton for three years between 2015 and 2018, before they split and he went on to date his dancer partner Stacey Dooley.

Read the full interview in Hello! magazine, out now.

Interview: Read the full interview in Hello! magazine, out now

Interview: Read the full interview in Hello! magazine, out now

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