Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 17 April 2014

Strictly champs lock lips on screen

Kara Tointon and Artem Chigvintsev have kissed under the mistletoe

Kara Tointon and Artem Chigvintsev are finally giving viewers the chance to see them lock lips - as they get to grips in the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special.

The champions cosy up under the mistletoe as they take part in the group dance which also features semi-finalists Pamela Stephenson, Gavin Henson, Matt Baker and Scott Maslen.

Actress Kara - wearing a scarlet outfit - holds a sprig above her head as the duo share a kiss on the dancefloor during the show, to be screened on Christmas Day.

The dancing partners have kept people guessing as to whether a real-life relationship is blossoming. Kara had been tight-lipped on the issue during the series, which finished on Saturday. But after winning she said: "Fingers crossed. We will see what happens."

A programme insider said: "No-one quite expected Kara to plant that much of a smacker on Artem - but did they really need the mistletoe?"

:: Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special is on BBC1 on Saturday December 25 at 7pm.

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