She was crowned winner of Strictly Come Dancing back in 2010, where she also met the love of her life, Artem Chigvintsev.
And now Kara Tointon has opened up about her boyfriend's 'intense' regime as he gets stuck into the new series... while she's busy promoting her new film The Last Passenger.
The former EastEnders star told omg! exclusively that the dancing show is so crazy that it completely 'takes over' and that she's yet to meet Artem's new partner Natalie Gumede.
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She told us: ''Artem is busy, busy ,busy. It's non-stop - that show just takes over and it's crazy. Because I've been there and done that I understand what it's all like.''
Kara added: ''It's so exciting but now I love watching it as a fan with my tea at home. It's literally the most nerve-wracking thing you'll ever do and my heart is with them. It's just a one off experience. It can get a bitRead More »from Kara Tointon opens up about Artem's 'intense' Strictly regime... and how she's yet to meet Natalie - EXCLUSIVE