Kristina Rihanoff slams Rishi Sunak after her company has been denied a government grant


Kristina Rihanoff rang the Chancellor of the Exchequer after her company was denied a government grant.

Former 42-year-old professional Strictly Come Dancing is the founder of a yoga studio in Northampton, but she feels a sting after it closes due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The famous Russian ballroom dancer and choreographer acted on the BBC show from 2008 to 2016 and it was there that she met her partner Ben Cohen, who danced with her on the show.

He is the father of his three-year-old daughter Milena, and the couple have already discussed marriage plans after spending the last few years together.

Kristina Rihanoff struck after her company was denied a government grant

More urgent for Kristina is the survival of her business, which has taken a hit after construction since it opened, after graduating as a yoga teacher.

Kristina has been passionate about yoga for 20 years and this paved the way for her to start Soo yoga classes, where the strictly vegan dancer also shares advice on health and nutrition.

His company boasts of offering “Hot Yoga, Hatha, Vinyasa, Pre / Postnatal Yoga, Yoga for Children and Family, Chair Yoga for Mobility Problems and Meditation” classes.

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The lockout period apparently threatened the continued existence of the business and Kristina shared her dismay that she was turned down for one of the grants that were awarded to businesses like hers, to see them during the duration of their prohibition. opening.

Her frustrations spilled over to Twitter on Wednesday as she texted Rishi Sunak.

Ben Cohen and Kristina Rihanoff during their time together on Strictly in 2013

Kristina tweeted, “I sent your office an email 3 weeks ago asking who and why decided that companies with rates over 51,000 euros were not getting great benefits.

“My yoga center sucks and it’s a family business! Who decided that I didn’t deserve to be helped? “

In a final cut, Kristina deeply penetrated the Chancellor, adding: “You tweet about Nando but don’t have time to answer me #AskRishi

For the moment, there does not seem to be a response from the chancellor’s office, but Kristina hopes she will not be left behind any longer.

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