Strictly Come Dancing is back for 2021, and we love seeing this season's stars hitting the ballroom floor and showing us their best moves every Saturday night.
Nikita Kuzmin is one of the BBC show's newest additions to the professionals line-up, and has been partnered with Tilly Ramsay.
Multiple other changes have seen long-time judge Bruno Tonioli replaced by former professional Anton DuBeke, and a number of the show's other pros leaving the show altogether.
Janette Manrara is no longer a professional partner, but will now be hosting the show's spin-off, It Takes Two.
Kevin Clifton and AJ Pritchard have also departed, meaning their shoes needed to be filled by new dancers.
Among them is Nikita, a young but experienced ballroom dancer, who has been paired with Tilly – the 19 year old daughter of TV chef Gordon Ramsay.
As well as Nikita, Strictly announced three other brand new dancers: Jowita Przystal, Kai Widdrington and Cameron Lombard.
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In the new series, they will all be joining much-loved pros Aljaz Skorjanec, Amy Dowden, Dianne Buswell, Giovanni Pernice, Gorka Marquez, Graziano Di Prima, Johannes Radebe, Karen Hauer, Katya Jones, Luba Mushtuk, Nadiya Bychkova, Nancy Xu, Neil Jones and Oti Mabuse.
As we get to grips with all of Strictly's fresh faces, we take a look into Nikita's life away from Strictly.
Here's all you need to know about the new pro dancer…
Who is Nikita Kuzmin and how old is he?
Nikita Kuzmin is 23 years old and is Ukranian-Italian.
The professional dancer was born in Ukraine before moving to Italy aged nine, where he was raised and really honed his craft.
He started dancing at the tender age of four, and has since gone on to become a six-time Latin and Ballroom National Champion in Italy.
Despite being the youngest professional on the show, Nikita has plenty of experience under his belt and was previously a professional dancer for Let's Dance Germany.
Is Nikita Kuzmin single or is he in a relationship?
It's bad news for those who are eyeing up Nikita, as unfortunately for them, he is in a very loved-up relationship.
He has been with his partner Nicole Wirt for a few years, and she is also a professional dancer.
Their romance is all over their respective Instagram accounts as they regularly pose for snaps together, and they've even posted some saucy couples dance routines.
Whilst Nikita is now based in the UK for Strictly, Nicole is based in Frankfurt, Germany.
What has Nikita said about his new role on Strictly 2021?
In July 2021, it was announced that the blonde-haired hunk would be one of four new professionals on Strictly Come Dancing, and he moved to the UK.
About the role, Nikita said: "I've always been amazed by the magic Strictly Come Dancing brings.
"No matter what country I have found myself living in, I've never missed a chance to watch it.
"And joining it as a professional dancer is my big chance to make some magic on the most famous dance floor. I can't wait to give it my all!"
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