Strictly pro, Katya Jones is hoping to be paired with boxer Nicola Adams after admitting that she “would like” to be part of the first gay couple.
The 31-year-old professional dancer is said to be a “strong supporter of girl power” and that she “tells everyone” how much she wants to be matched with the 37-year-old Olympic gold medalist.
Katya also still seems eager to redeem herself after being caught kissing her dance partner Seann Walsh, 34, in 2018.
Partnership: Strictly pro, Katya Jones hopes to be paired with boxer Nicola Adams after admitting she “would like” to be part of the first gay couple
Shockwaves were sent to the Strictly dance floor when married Katya was pictured sealing lips with her comedian partner on a trip to a pub.
A source told The Sun: “She sees it as a chance to make history but also to redeem herself in the series after her scandal two years ago.
“She’s a real girl’s girl and can’t wait to move on.
They continued, “Likewise, the show’s bosses know that Katya will make everyone talk about her and Nicola if they pair them up. “
Making history: Boxer Nicola Adams set to be part of BBC show’s first gay couple
Katya is considered “one of the most competitive dancers” and is keen to “push the boundaries” on the dance floor, according to the source.
Producers decide on celebrity-professional deals based on their height, according to The Sun.
Katya is 5ft 5in while former professional boxer Nicola is 5ft 4in.
Earlier this year, Katya told the Sunday Mirror: “I would love to dance with a woman on the show. I think creatively it would be really interesting and I love to come up with new ideas for things.
It was announced this week that Nicola is set to be part of the BBC show’s first gay couple, as she said in a statement, “It’s amazing to be part of the movement for change, diversity and breaking boundaries in the entertainment industry.
Hard work: Katya is considered “one of the most competitive dancers” and is keen to “push the boundaries” on the dance floor, according to the source
Speaking live from home on BBC Breakfast, Nicola said of her groundbreaking all-female couple: “It’s really important, it’s a big step for the show as well. It’s nice to see that we were able to move on and I can’t wait to get to really dance.
Revealing that she approached Strictly with the idea of a same-sex couple, Nicola explained, “I asked the show about this. They wanted to know if I wanted to be on the show and I said “yes I will but I want to dance with another dance partner”. ”
“This is definitely the time for change and the time to move forward and be more diverse. It is a brilliant step in the right direction. It will be good for the LGBT community to be able to see that there are also same-sex couples on the show.
It’s over: The couple’s six-year marriage ended in 2018 (pictured together in 2019)
Nicola became the first amateur boxer to win an Olympic gold medal in London 2012 and became two-time Olympic champion after her second gold at Rio 2016 in addition to being the first female boxer in history to retain a title Olympic.
Katya and Neil Jones, 38, six-year-old marriage ended in 2019 months after photos emerged of her kissing her dance partner Seann at a party.
At the time, the comedian was dating Rebecca Humphries and Katya was still married to her now estranged husband Neil.
MailOnline has reached out to representatives for Katya for comment.
Controversy: Katya’s wedding made headlines in October 2018 when she was caught kissing comedian Seann