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Actress and theatre performer Kara Tointon is reportedly engaged to her chiropractor boyfriend, Marius Jensen, after more than a year of dating

A HUGE congratulations is in order for former EastEnders actress Kara Tointon who's only gone and gotten engaged!

Kara, who went on to win Strictly Come Dancing after her four-year stint as Dawn Swann, has apparently been dating her chiropractor boyfriend Marius Jensen, creator of fitness regime the Jensen Method, for just over a year.

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Series 1 winner – Natasha Kaplinsky

Natasha was our first EVER Strictly winner. The television presenter graced our screens in 2004 alongside her dancing partner Brendan Cole.

She won the show dancing the Quickstep (36 points), the Samba (31 points) and the Showdance (35 points).

Natasha has since returned to presenting and you can see her on ITV news.

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Series 2 – Jill Halfpenny

Actress Jill won series two with her dancing partner Darren Bennett.

She took the crown from Natasha dancing the Foxtrot (34 points) and the Jive (40 points).

The actress who has previously starred in EastEnders, Coronation Street and Waterloo Road

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Series 3 – Darren Gough

In 2005 Darren became the first man to win Strictly.

He won the show dancing the Foxtrot (36 points) and the Paso Doble (36 points) alongside his partner Lilia Kopylova.

Darren and Lilia also won the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special in 2005.

He retired from cricket in 2008 and has since been presenting a radio show on talkSPORT.

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Mark Ramprakash

Mark won the BBC show back in 2006.

With his professional partner Karen Hardy they won the show dancing the Tango (34 points), the Salsa (40 points) and the Samba (36 points).

Mark is now the England cricket team's batting coach.

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Series 5 – Alesha Dixon

Alesha Dixon won series five of the show in 2007.

The singer won the BBC show dancing the Waltz (39 points), the Cha Cha Cha (38 points) and the Jive (35 points) alongside her partner Matthew Cutler.

Alesha later became a judge on the show during series seven, eight and nine.

She has continued making music and you may see her on ITV's Britain's Got Talent as a judge.

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Series 6 – Tom Chambers

Back in 2008, viewers saw Tom win the glitterball trophy.

Alongside his partner Camilla Dallerup he won the show dancing the Foxtrot (35 points) and the Salsa (38 points).

Since winning the show, Tom has continued acting.

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Series 7 – Chris Hollins

The news presenter won the show in 2009 during the seventh series.

Alongside his partner Ola Jordan, Chris won the show dancing the Foxtrot (46 points), the Charleston (50 points), the Lindy Hop (44 points) and the Showdance (46 points).

Chris has continued presenting and recently co-presented the TV show, Secret Britain.

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Series 8 – Kara Tointon

The former EastEnders actress won series eight of Strictly in 2008.

Kara won the show dancing the Rumba (39 points), the Showdance (36 points), the Waltz (38 points) and the American Smooth (37 points) with her partner Artem Chigvintsev.

Kara has continued acting and has since starred in the movie Let's Be Evil.

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Series 9 – Harry Judd

The McFly drummer won series ten of the BBC show in 2012 with his partner Aliona Vilani.
He danced the Quickstep (40 points), the Showdance (37 points), American Smooth (39 points) and the Tango (40 points) in the final.

Harry has since returned to the band McFly and is now a dad to two with his wife Izzy.

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Series 10 – Louis Smith

The Olympic gymnast won the show in 2012.

Louis won the show with his partner Flavia Cacace and in the final they danced the Salsa (39 points), the Charleston (39 points) and the Showdance (40 points).

Since winning Strictly, Louis has continued to represent Great Britain in the Olympics.

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Series 11 – Abbey Clancy

The Britain's Next Top Model runner up won Strictly in 2013.

With her partner Aljaz Skorjanec, she won the show dancing the Waltz (40 points), the Showdance (38 points) and the Quickstep (38 points).

Since the show, Abbey has returned to Britain's Next Top Model (she came second in 2006) as a head judge.

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Series 12 – Caroline Flack

The former X Factor presenter won Strictly in 2014.

In the final along with her partner Pasha Kovalev, she danced the Cha Cha Cha (40 points), the Showdance (40 points) and the Charleston (40 points).

Since the show Caroline has presented The X Factor (alongside Olly Murs), Text Santa and Love Island.

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Series 13 – Jay McGuiness

Following in the footsteps of McFly's Harry Judge, The Wanted boyband member Jay McGuiness won the BBC show in 2015.

With his partner Aliona Vilani, Jay danced the Quickstep (36 points), the Showdance (35 points) and the Paso Doble (39 points).

After winning the show he starred in the musical Big and went on to win Celebrity Hunted with his former bandmate Siva Kaneswaran.

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Series 14 - Ore Oduba

TV presenter Ore Oduba won the glitterball trophy in 2016 alongside his partner Joanne Clifton.

During the final the pair danced to American Smooth (39 points) and they scored a whopping 40 points for the Showdance and the Jive.

After winner the show, Ore has confirmed the present and he welcomed his first child into the world with his wife Portia.

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Series 15 - Joe McFadden

Actor Joe McFadden and his professional dance partner Kayta Jones won Strictly Come Dancing in 2017.

They managed to win the judges and the public over with the Showdance (39 points), Vienesse Waltz (39 points) and Charleston (40 points).

Not only did he win Strictly but the 42-year-old actor broke a record and became the oldest ever winner of the show.
Go Joe!

Strictly 2017 winner has continued actor after getting the glitterball trophy.

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According to the Mirror, Kara was spotted wearing a HUGE ruby and diamond ring on her wedding finger this week - and had an equally giant grin on her face.

But she refused to comment on the speculation, telling the publication when asked if she was engaged: "I’m not saying anything – I cringe when I read about my love life!"

Well, that's fair enough!

Although they have rarely been spotted together, the couple were seen looking very cosy at Wimbledon last year - their first public appearance together.

Sat next to Loose Women's Andrea McLean and her now-husband Nick Feeney and behind Giovanna Fletcher and Mario Falcone, they were spotted snuggling up to each other.

The Mirror reports that Kara, 34, and Norwegian Marius have been dating for over a year, but other details around the notoriously private actress and her rumoured fiancé are hard to come by.

Either way, we're super happy for the couple! Congratulations!

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