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Strictly's Nancy Xu cosies up to newbie pro dancer Carlos Gu as they hold hands while out for lunch

She has a long-term relationship with the handsome Italian recording artist Mikee Introna Michele.

And on Friday, Strictly’s Nancy Xu, 31, socialized with newbie pro dancer Carlos Gu as they held hands as they headed for lunch in London.

After a morning rehearsal for the upcoming series of the BBC competition, the duo were photographed sharing an adorable hug while soaking up the sun together.

Cute!  On Friday, Strictly's Nancy Xu, 31, coddled newbie pro dancer Carlos Gu as they shared an adorable hug while on their way to London for lunch.

Cute! On Friday, Strictly’s Nancy Xu, 31, coddled newbie pro dancer Carlos Gu as they shared an adorable hug while on their way to London for lunch.

Nancy showed off her toned physique in a floor-length denim skirt and a backless tiger print crop top that wrapped around her slim waist.

Carlos kept it casual in slate gray pants and a dusty blue sweater, adding a pop of color with a splash of red on his Converse.

Nancy’s social media reveal that she has a long-standing romance with Italian recording artist Mikee Introna Michele, with her latest Instagram post featuring the hunk uploaded just two days ago.

Nancy – who joined Strictly in 2019 – first got a celeb partner in 2021, when she was paired with Rhys Stephenson and the duo narrowly missed the show’s finale.

Out and about: After morning rehearsal for the upcoming series of the BBC competition, the duo were photographed holding hands as they soak up the sun together

Out and about: After morning rehearsal for the upcoming series of the BBC competition, the duo were photographed holding hands as they soak up the sun together

Out and about: After morning rehearsal for the upcoming series of the BBC competition, the duo were photographed holding hands as they soak up the sun together

Fashionista: Nancy showed off her toned physique in a floor-length denim skirt and a backless tiger print crop top that wrapped around her slim waist

Fashionista: Nancy showed off her toned physique in a floor-length denim skirt and a backless tiger print crop top that wrapped around her slim waist

Fashionista: Nancy showed off her toned physique in a floor-length denim skirt and a backless tiger print crop top that wrapped around her slim waist

Long-lasting love: Nancy's social media reveal she has a long-term romance with Italian recording artist Mikee Introna Michele, with her latest post with the hunk uploaded just two days away

Long-lasting love: Nancy's social media reveal she has a long-term romance with Italian recording artist Mikee Introna Michele, with her latest post with the hunk uploaded just two days away

Long-lasting love: Nancy’s social media reveal she has a long-term romance with Italian recording artist Mikee Introna Michele, with her latest post with the hunk uploaded just two days away

Nancy had previously appeared as a pro in the Chinese version of So You Think You Can Dance? and also took the stage in the Broadway and West End versions of Burn The Floor.

A specialist in Latin, she was also a finalist at the 2010 U21 World Championships, taking third in the 2010-2012 CBDF National Amateur Latin Championships and second in the 2013 International Singapore Championships.

In early July, it was announced that Chinese National Champion Carlos Gu would join the Strictly lineup of professional dancers.

He said at the time, “I’m excited to be joining Strictly and very excited to get started. It is a new chapter in my life and also a new challenge. I’m all set to take on this journey and shine.”

Professional: The 28-year-old dancer was previously seen as a pro in the Chinese version of So You Think You Can Dance?

Professional: The 28-year-old dancer was previously seen as a pro in the Chinese version of So You Think You Can Dance?

Professional: The 28-year-old dancer was previously seen as a pro in the Chinese version of So You Think You Can Dance?

Beginner: Carlos said in June, “I'm thrilled to join Strictly and I'm really excited to get started.  It is a new chapter in my life and also a new challenge.'

Beginner: Carlos said in June, “I'm thrilled to join Strictly and I'm really excited to get started.  It is a new chapter in my life and also a new challenge.'

Beginner: Carlos said in June, “I’m thrilled to join Strictly and I’m really excited to get started. It is a new chapter in my life and also a new challenge.’

The three other new world-class dancers to complete this year’s professional troupe are European Cup winner Vito Coppola, former British Under-21 National Champion, Lauren Oakley and Latin dance champion Michelle Tsiakkas.

With four new professional dancers joining the lineup, a total of 20 professionals are ready to take their skills to the BBC show’s dance floor later this year.

They join the professional dancers already revealed for the upcoming series: Dianne Buswell, Nadiya Bychkova, Graziano Di Prima, Amy Dowden, Karen Hauer, Katya Jones, Neil Jones, Nikita Kuzmin, Cameron Lombard, Gorka Marquez, Luba Mushtuk, Giovanni Pernice, Jowita Przystal, Johannes Radebe, Kai Widdrington and Nancy Xu.

New Faces: Strictly Come Dancing will have its largest professional dancer lineup in history when it returns this fall for its 20th series with four new pros joining the show

New Faces: Strictly Come Dancing will have its largest professional dancer lineup in history when it returns this fall for its 20th series with four new pros joining the show

New Faces: Strictly Come Dancing will have its largest professional dancer lineup in history when it returns this fall for its 20th series with four new pros joining the show

Show favorites Alijaz Skorjanec and Oti Mabuse both retired from Strictly Come Dancing earlier this year.

Not every pro dancer will be paired with a celebrity with four who traditionally only perform in the pro routines.

The upcoming series will be the first in three years to air without Covid measures, which forced bosses to introduce restrictions, including “bubbles” for training and limited viewing figures.

Strictly Come Dancing returns this fall for its 20th series on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

Last year: Nancy - who joined Strictly in 2019 - first got a celeb partner in 2021, when she was paired with Rhys Stephenson and the duo narrowly missed the show's finale

Last year: Nancy - who joined Strictly in 2019 - first got a celeb partner in 2021, when she was paired with Rhys Stephenson and the duo narrowly missed the show's finale

Last year: Nancy — who joined Strictly in 2019 — got her first celeb partner in 2021, when she was paired up with Rhys Stephenson and the duo narrowly missed the show’s finale

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