Who is Strictly pro Nadiya Bychkova’s boyfriend Matija Škarabot? Inside their long-term romance

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Nadiya Bychkova is the professional dancer gearing up to take a celebrity through their paces on the 19th series of the hit Saturday night show.

As the excitement for the new series hits fever pitch so has our appetite for all things Strictly.

We’re as interested in the show’s pros lives off screen as we are on screen which left us digging for all the info on Nadiya.

Nadiya hails from Slovenia where she lives with her long-term partner, sportsman Matija Škarabot.

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Matija is well known is Slovenia as he is a professional footballer who plays for Slovenian football club Primorje.

He previously played for the Slovenian national team back in 2010 and 2012.

The couple have been together for a number years after meeting before Nadiya joined the show in 2017. They are yet to marry although they are engaged.

In 2016, they welcomed their first child together – a daughter whose name is yet to be revealed despite the couple sharing Instagram posts about the little one.

In June, 2020, the engaged couple celebrated their daughter's fourth birthday with another adorable Instagram post.

"Happy birthday to our precious daughter", the caption read, "you give us a thousand reasons to smile every day… always remember how much you are loved."

The Strictly choreographer was previously married to Russian dancer Sergey Konovaltsev.

Nadiya joined Strictly back in 2017 after building up her dancing credentials as a two-time World Champion and European Champion in Ballroom and Latin ‘10’ Dance.

Matija and their daughter will be cheering on for Nadiya on Saturday, September 18, 2021, as the 19th series of Strictly kicks off at 7:45pm on BBC One.

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