Boxer Nicola Adams kisses girlfriend Ella Baig in Mykonos after making history by joining the Strictly line-up in the show’s first ever same sex pairing
She is set to make history as part of the first ever same-sex pairing on Strictly Come Dancing.
And Nicola Adams was in a celebratory mood as she enjoyed a trip to Mykonos with her girlfriend Ella Baig, ahead of rehearsals for the upcoming series.
The Olympic boxer, 37, and Ella, 22, looked in the throes of love as they enjoyed a romantic kiss in their villa’s pool on Monday.
Over the moon: Nicola Adams appeared in high spirits as she enjoyed a trip to Mykonos with girlfriend Ella Baig, after being announced as the first Strictly star to be in a same-sex couple
Nicola showcased her gym-honed figure in a Tommy Hilfiger bikini top which highlighted her washboard abs.
The Olympian paired the look with matching shorts and opted for comfort on her feet with black Birkenstocks.
Nicola couldn’t take her eyes off beauty blogger Ella who looked incredible in a grey thong bikini.
Smitten: The Olympic boxer, 37, and Ella looked in the throes of love as they headed to their villa’s pool on Monday
Besotted: Nicola swept Ella off her feet as they played around in the pool
Doting girlfriend: Ella looked proudly at Nicola as they enjoyed a break in Greece ahead of rehearsals
The couple giggled in the pool as Nicola swept Ella off her feet.
The lovebirds have been dating for more than two years and live together.
Ella was previously engaged to Team GB boxer Marlen Esparza. They were engaged for 16 months before the boxer reportedly called it off.
Relationship: The couple have been dating for more than two years. Ella was previously engaged to boxer Marlen Esparza
Amazing figure: Nicola showcased her gym-honed figure in a Tommy Hilfiger bikini top, which highlighted her washboard abs
Sporty: The Olympian paired the look with matching shorts and opted for comfort on her feet with black Birkenstocks
Their holiday comes as the BBC announced the retired sportswomen was part of this year’s line-up on Wednesday, along with Good Morning Britain presenter Ranvir Singh and Radio 1 DJ Clara Amfo.
Nicola will make history as part of the BBC show’s first same-sex pairing, as she said in a statement: ‘It’s amazing to be a part of the movement for change, diversity and breaking boundaries in the entertainment industry.’
The retired athlete added: ‘I’m really excited to be joining this year’s incredible line-up for Strictly Come Dancing. I’m a huge fan of the show and am thrilled to be part of something that holds such a special place in so many people’s hearts.’
Soaking up the sun: Nicola couldn’t take her eyes off beauty blogger Ella, 22, who looked incredible in a grey thong bikini
Making history: Of joining the show, Nicola said: ‘I’m really excited to be joining this year’s incredible line-up for Strictly Come Dancing’
‘People might know me from work in the ring, but I’ll be every bit as passionate and dedicated on the dance-floor too.’
Revealing she approached Strictly with the idea for a same-sex pairing, Nicola explained: ‘I asked the show about it. They wanted to know if I wanted to be on the show and I said “yeah I’ll do it but I want to dance with another female dance partner.'”
‘It’s definitely a time for change and time to move on and be more diverse. This is a brilliant step in the right direction. It will be nice for the LGBT community to be able to see that there are same sex couples on the show as well.’
Busty display: Ella showed off her ample cleavage in the plunging bikini top
Athlete: Nicola became the first female amateur boxer to win an Olympic gold medal at London 2012
Nicola became the first female amateur boxer to win an Olympic gold medal at London 2012 and became double Olympic champion following her second gold medal win in Rio 2016 as well as being the first boxer in history to retain an Olympic title.
Having also become World Amateur Champion in May 2016 she secured a grand slam of titles, and is the only female boxer in the history of the sport to have won every major title available to her; Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth.
In recognition of her services to boxing and unprecedented achievement, Nicola was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2013 New Year’s Honours list. She was made an OBE in the 2016 New Year’s Honours list.
Groundbreaking: BBC announced the retired sportswomen was part of this year’s line-up on Wednesday