Strictlys Ellie Simmonds admits she has big crush on co-star for key reason

Ellie Simmonds has just admitted she has a "big crush" on her professional Strictly Come Dancing partner, Nikita Kuzmin.

The Paralympic swimming champ, 27, has traded the pool for the ballroom on this year's series of BBC's Strictly, but it seems she's grown rather fond of hunky Nikita.

Ellie gushed over the Ukrainian dancer during a training video which was shown on Saturday night's live show (October 15) when the pair danced the Salsa to Shanice's I Love Your Smile.

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And she made it clear that there was one feature of Nikita's in particular that caught her eye – and it suggests he has superb dental hygiene.

The swimmer said: "I've got a big crush on him. His teeth are really, really nice, which they are."

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