Swapping the Ballroom for the Turntables
Strictly star Nadiya Bychkova dazzled in a feathery bejewelled jumpsuit as she made her debut as a DJ at the Discoliscious event in Shoreditch, East London. The 34-year-old professional dancer took to the DJ booth alongside actress Jemma Bolt for the event, which was held in support of LGBTQ+ rights charity Stonewall.
Age Controversy on Strictly
Earlier this year, it was revealed that Nadiya had been dropped from the main line-up of Strictly Come Dancing due to concerns about her age. At 34 years old, there were worries that she would not be a suitable partner for 20-year-old Bobby Brazier. Despite other pairings with significant age gaps in previous seasons, the show's bosses felt that the 14-year age difference between Nadiya and Bobby would not sit well with viewers.
A TV Insider's Perspective
According to a TV insider, Nadiya could only have been paired with Bobby due to their height compatibility. However, the decision to not pair them together was not solely based on their age difference, but rather a combination of factors. The insider stated, "It’s not solely about the actual age gap, however."
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