Strictly's Nikita Kuzmin 'splits from girlfriend Nicole Wirt'

Strictly curse strikes again as professional dancer Nikita Kuzmin ‘splits from girlfriend Nicole Wirt and she moves out of flat’

Strictly Come Dancing star Nikita Kuzmin has reportedly split from his longterm girlfriend Nicole Wirt. 

The professional dancer, 24, is said to have parted ways with his partner who has now moved out of the flat they shared together.

Nikita, who is partnerned with paralympic swimmer Ellie Simmonds on this year’s series, reportedly decided it was ‘for the best’ the couple went their separate ways.

Breakup: Strictly Come Dancing star Nikita Kuzmin has reportedly split from his longterm girlfriend Nicole Wirt

A source said: ‘Nikita wanted to totally focus on this series of Strictly and decided a while back he wanted to end his relationship with Nicole.

‘They had been together for five years and it ended up being a mutual decision. Nicole is mainly based in Germany and she is getting busier with work.

‘Nicole used to stay in London to visit Nikita but it was becoming more difficult with their schedules.’

The insider added the exes only want the best for each other and Nikita now wants to focus all his energy on Strictly.

A source said: ‘Nikita wanted to totally focus on this series of Strictly and decided a while back he wanted to end his relationship with Nicole’

MailOnline has contacted representatives of Nikita Kuzmin for comment.  

The Ukranian dancer was partnered with Tilly Ramsay on last year’s series, where they finished in sixth place.

The pair had to fight off romance rumours during their run on the show, particularly after the pro dancer was pictured heading to her London flat.

Nicole added fuel to the fire after deleting a gushing supportive comment to the pair after the first live show.

Show: Nikita, who is partnerned with paralympic swimmer Ellie Simmonds on this year’s series, reportedly decided it was ‘for the best’ the couple went their separate ways

Sharing a snap of their Waltz on Instagram, Nicole had added love heart emojis and wrote ‘cheering on my favs’ and their performance was ‘mesmerising’ in the now-deleted post.

Nikita and Ellie have impressed the judges with their performances so far, receiving a score of 26 out of 40 in week one and 30 out of 40 in week two.

Ellie previously told how she hopes her taking part in Strictly will inspire others, saying: ‘People have reached out to me, it’s been so touching. If I can do it, people watching will be like, ‘We can do it too.’

‘If I had this as a child, watching someone with dwarfism on a dancing show, it would have been amazing. I never thought I’d get the opportunity. I swam in front of millions of people but dancing is different.’

Chemistry: Nikitz and his previous celebrity partner Tilly Ramsay had to fight off romance rumours during last year’s series

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