Dancer Luba Mushtuk has been part of the Strictly Come Dancing family for quite some time before she joined the professional dancer line-up.


Prior to the 2023 competition, Mushtuk hadn't had a celebrity partner since 2020 and now she has been making a splash with actor Adam Thomas.

Thomas has been singing the praises of Mushtuk since their training sessions, saying she has "the patience of a saint".

He told "I've got a great partner as well. [She] has the patience of a saint".

As the dancing duo get ready to perform a Couple's Choice to Backstreet Boys Medley by Backstreet Boys, here's everything you need to know about Strictly professional Luba Mushtuk.

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Who is Luba Mushtuk?

Luba Mushtuk
Luba Mushtuk. BBC/Ray Burmiston

Age: 33

Instagram: @lubamushtuk

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Luba Mushtuk was an assistant choreographer on the show for a number of years before being given celebrity partner James Cracknell in 2019. Unfortunately, they were voted out of the competition first.

Luba has also been part of the Strictly Come Dancing Live tour, and has performed on both Giovanni Pernice's and Kevin and Karen Clifton's tours.

Luba is a four-time winner of the Italian Dance Championship and Italian Open Latin Show Dance champion. She was ranked second in the European 10 Dance Championships and was a finalist in the Latin European Championship.

Who is Luba paired with on Strictly Come Dancing 2023?

Luba has been paired with Adam Thomas on Strictly Come Dancing 2023.

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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