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Strictly's Katya Jones shares heartwarming post about her first male dance partner - see post

The Strictly star is now married to dancer Neil Jones

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Sharnaz Shahid
Sharnaz ShahidDeputy Online Editor
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Katya Jones was feeling pretty nostalgic on Friday as she shared a lovely throwback snap from her childhood. The picture sees the Strictly Come Dancing professional taking her first steps on the dance floor with her first partner. Alongside a series of photos, the pro dancer wrote: "Here. Taking my first steps in dancing with my first ever dance partner and childhood friend. I was so shy and didn't feel comfortable performing in front of people. And when things didn't work out, my daddy was always there for me."

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Referring to her father from one of the pictures, Katya added: "He looks so handsome in this photo. Sometimes it's important to remind ourselves how far we've come. And I loved hats already then." Fans immediately rushed to post lovely comments underneath, with one writing: "He must be so proud of his world champion daughter, great pictures x." Another said: "Love this, my ten-year-old daughter has recently started dancing and suffers terribly with shyness. There's hope for her yet!"

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Katya and her husband Neil Jones have had a busy few months. Having put Katya's drunken kiss with Seann Walsh well and truly behind them, the dancers are looking forward to making a comeback on Strictly later this year. However, it is yet to be confirmed whether Neil will be partnered up with a celebrity contestant. Following the announcement, Neil took to Instagram to write: "OH YEAH, here we go again. I'm back for my 4th series of @bbcstrictly, which ever role I will play I'm just happy to back on my favourite show with @mrs_katjonesand and all of my @bbcstrictly family."

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