Nikita Kuzmin has been making history with his Strictly Come Dancing 2023 celebrity partner Layton Williams.


In the fourth week of the competition, Kuzmin and Willians made history by scoring the earliest 10 for a Cha Cha ever.

The dancing duo performed a Cha Cha to Million Dollar Bill by Whitney Houston, with judge Craig Revel Horwood dubbing it a "million dollar dance".

After being top of the leaderboard last weekend, will they manage to stay put with their Salsa to Quimbara by Johnny Pacheco and Celia Cruz?

Nikita Kuzmin joined the Strictly ballroom in 2021 and has had constant show-stopping routines in the 2023 competition, but what else is there to know about the impressive dancer?

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Read on for everything you need to know about Nikita Kuzmin.

Who is Nikita Kuzmin?

Nikita Kuzmin for Strictly Come Dancing
Nikita Kuzmin for Strictly Come Dancing. BBC/Ray Burmiston

Age: 25

Instagram: nikita_kuzmin

X/Twitter: @kuzmin_nikita

Nikita certainly knows his way around the dance floor having been on Germany's Let's Dance. He is also a six-time Latin and Ballroom National Champion in Italy - so he should know all the right moves to teach whichever celebrity he ends up getting paired up with.

He was born in Ukraine and moved to Italy at the age of nine. He began dancing at the young age of four so was clearly always destined to do it. And, fun fact, dancing must be in the genes, as his sister is a professional dancer on Italy's Dancing With The Stars.

What has Nikita said about being on Strictly Come Dancing?

The lure of Strictly is something that Nikita has been aware of for a long time and he has long been a fan.

When he joined the show in 2021, Nikita said: "I've always been amazed by the magic Strictly Come Dancing brings. No matter what country I have found myself living in, I've never missed a chance to watch it. And joining it as a professional dancer is my big chance to make some magic on the most famous dance floor. I can’t wait to give it my all!"

When does Strictly Come Dancing 2023 air?

The fifth Strictly Come Dancing 2023 live show will air at 6:35pm on Saturday 21st October on BBC One, the BBC has confirmed.

It will be followed by the results show on Sunday 22nd October.

All the celebrities will be performing, the judges will be scoring, and the public will be voting.

Strictly Come Dancing continues on Saturday 21st October at 6:35pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. The results show will air on Sunday 22nd October at 7:15pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

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