Strictly’s’ Karen Hauer ‘Gets Completely Gutted As Katya Jones Paired With Nicola Adams’

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Karen Hauer of Strictly Come Dancing would be “absolutely emptied” of having lost to Katya Jones by being paired with Nicola Adams for the show’s first gay couple.

The professional dancer, 38, has reportedly been ‘desperate’ to team up with boxer Nicola, 37, and make history on the BBC show, with Karen even being considered the bookies favorite.

However, she apparently received a heavy blow as her fellow dancer Katya, 31, landed the coveted role of Nicola’s professional partner.

Crushed: Karen Hauer of Strictly Come Dancing would be “absolutely gutted” for losing to Katya Jones while paired with Nicola Adams for the show’s first gay couple

News that Katya and Nicola are teaming up was apparently revealed on Tuesday as they were seen leaving filming together – although the official couples have yet to be confirmed.

A source told The Sun, “Karen is absolutely gutted. For centuries she was the favorite to get the nod to dance with Nicola and even went so far as to plan routines for them to perform.

They went on to say that the duo had known quite well and had become “good friends”.

The insider continued, “She not only cared about dancing with Nicola, but she had mentally prepared for it. So, for them, suddenly deciding to choose Katya was a big blow.

Dynamic duet: Karen apparently received a heavy blow as fellow dancer Katya, 31, landed Nicola's coveted role as professional partner

Dynamic duet: Karen apparently received a heavy blow as fellow dancer Katya, 31, landed Nicola’s coveted role as professional partner

The Venezuelan beauty was long seen as the favorite to team up with Nicola, but the producers are said to have chosen to go with Katya instead, believing she would have “perfect chemistry” with the boxer.

The source added to the post, “Dancing with Nicola is the job every professional wanted. It is the most sought after position in showbiz at the moment. So for Katya, getting the nod highlighted her as the queen of the show.

They added that the stunning Russian was “absolutely delighted” with the news and couldn’t keep the smile on her face.

MailOnline has contacted a Strictly representative for comment.

'Eviscerated': The 38-year-old professional dancer was reportedly 'desperate' to team up with boxer Nicola, 37, and make history on the BBC show, with Karen even being seen as the favorite of bookmakers

‘Eviscerated’: The professional dancer, 38, was reportedly “desperate” to team up with boxer Nicola, 37, and make history on the BBC show, with Karen even being considered the favorite of the bookmakers

Karen’s disappointment comes after she was touted by Ladbrokes bookies as the firm favorite to team up with Nicola, with her odds of 5/4.

She fought with Katya Jones who was 2/1, while Oti Mabuse came in at 3/1.

A source told Express.co.uk: “Fingers point to fan favorites Karen and Nicola, who are teamed up to make Strictly history. “

They continued, “It goes without saying that all professional women would love to partner with Nicola this year.

“This is the most sought after position in showbiz right now and it looks like Strictly mainstays Karen, Katya and Oti are the first.

A Strictly representative declined to comment when approached by MailOnline.

Disappointed: “Karen is absolutely gutted.  For centuries she was the favorite to get the nod to dance with Nicola and even went so far as to plan routines for them to perform.

Disappointed: “Karen is absolutely gutted. For centuries she was the favorite to get the nod to dance with Nicola and even went so far as to plan routines for them to perform.

Tough: `` Not only had she been keen to dance with Nicola, but she had prepared herself mentally for it.  So, for them, suddenly deciding to choose Katya was a big blow '

Hard: “Not only had she been keen to dance with Nicola, but she had prepared herself for it mentally. So for them suddenly deciding to choose Katya was a big blow ‘

Karen, who recently split from partner David Webb, has previously expressed her desire to be matched with a candidate.

She told The Sun Sunday: “It’s a great way to show emotion on stage and I would really love to do it.

“I’ve danced with women a lot over the years so I feel very comfortable with that. All dancers would love to see him in the show.

Her thoughts echoed those of Katya, who previously said she was desperate to be paired with Nicola and said she would “love” to be part of the landmark show’s first gay couple.

Earlier this year Katya said, “I would love to dance with a woman from the show.

“I think in a creative way that would be really interesting and I love coming up with new ideas for things.

Chosen: The Venezuelan beauty was long considered a favorite to team up with Nicola, but producers are said to have chosen to go with Katya instead, believing she will have 'perfect chemistry' with the boxer

Chosen: The Venezuelan beauty was long seen as a favorite to team up with Nicola, but the producers are said to have chosen to go with Katya instead, believing she will have “perfect chemistry” with the boxer

Nicola also shared her excitement while dancing with another woman, explaining: ‘It’s amazing to be part of the movement for change, diversity and breaking boundaries in the entertainment industry.

Speaking live from her home on BBC Breakfast last month, Nicola said of her revolutionary 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”.

Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One for the launch show on October 17.

Missing: Karen, who recently split from partner David Webb, has previously expressed her desire to be matched with a candidate.

Missing: Karen, who recently split from partner David Webb, has previously expressed her desire to be matched with a candidate.

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