Kara Tointon splits from Artem Chigvintsev

Actress Kara Tointon has confirmed her split from former 'Strictly Come Dancing' partner Artem Chigvintsev.

London: Actress Kara Tointon has confirmed her split from former 'Strictly Come Dancing' partner Artem Chigvintsev.

The 31-year-old 'EastEnders' actress and professional dancer were paired on series eight of the BBC celebrity dancing competition in 2010, winning the series and becoming a romantic couple soon after, reported Telegraph.

"We are not together. We're fine, but we aren't a couple any more. The reason I haven't spoken about it is because I hate reading about myself in that way," Tointon said.

Tointin previously said that she had decided against having a TV romance before entering the competition added that "you can't help it if you meet someone amazing".

After their show win she said that she dreamed of getting married "one day", but later confirmed she would not "rush" into having a wedding.

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