Strictly PIC EXC: David James and pro partner Nadiya Bychkova put on a cosy display after rehearsals

Strictly Come Dancing‘s David James and his professional partner Nadiya Bychkova were pictured sharing a cosy hug as they left rehearsals in London on Wednesday evening.

The former footballer, 49, and the ballroom dancer, 30, appeared in great spirits as they strolled along the streets of the English capital following a long day of refining their footwork for Saturday’s live show.  

Sportsman David’s marriage to ex Tanya James ended back in 2005 and is said to have recently split from long-term partner Amanda Salmon, while Nadia is currently in a relationship with Slovenian footballer Matija Skarabot following her divorce from husband of two years Sergey Konovaltsev in 2015. 

Close: Strictly Come Dancing's David James and his professional partner Nadiya Bychkova were pictured sharing a cosy hug as they left rehearsals in London on Wednesday evening

Close: Strictly Come Dancing's David James and his professional partner Nadiya Bychkova were pictured sharing a cosy hug as they left rehearsals in London on Wednesday evening

Close: Strictly Come Dancing’s David James and his professional partner Nadiya Bychkova were pictured sharing a cosy hug as they left rehearsals in London on Wednesday evening

The co-workers engaged in a cosy conversation on departure from the dance studio, before the pair rested their hands on each other’s backs.

TV personalities David and Nadiya were later pictured sharing a warm embrace ahead of their fifth appearance on the BBC One series. 

Opting for comfort, the Bristol City native donned a black tracksuit by Adidas, tied in with a sporty baseball cap and neon green trainers. 

Cosy: The former footballer, 49, and the ballroom dancer, 30, rested their hands on each other's backs as they strolled along the streets of the English capital

Cosy: The former footballer, 49, and the ballroom dancer, 30, rested their hands on each other's backs as they strolled along the streets of the English capital

Cosy: The former footballer, 49, and the ballroom dancer, 30, rested their hands on each other’s backs as they strolled along the streets of the English capital

Former wife: Sportsman David's marriage to ex Tanya James ended back in 2005, costing the star a reported £3million (pictured together in November 2002)

Former wife: Sportsman David's marriage to ex Tanya James ended back in 2005, costing the star a reported £3million (pictured together in November 2002)

Former wife: Sportsman David’s marriage to ex Tanya James ended back in 2005, costing the star a reported £3million (pictured together in November 2002)

Break-up: England's former goalkeeper is said to have recently split from long-term partner Amanda Salmon (pictured together in July 2009)

Break-up: England's former goalkeeper is said to have recently split from long-term partner Amanda Salmon (pictured together in July 2009)

Break-up: England’s former goalkeeper is said to have recently split from long-term partner Amanda Salmon (pictured together in July 2009)

Pals: The co-workers engaged in a cosy conversation on departure from the dance studio, before the pair put on a tactile display

Pals: The co-workers engaged in a cosy conversation on departure from the dance studio, before the pair put on a tactile display

Pals: The co-workers engaged in a cosy conversation on departure from the dance studio, before the pair put on a tactile display

Parting ways: TV personalities David and Nadiya were later pictured sharing a warm embrace ahead of their fifth appearance on the BBC One series

Parting ways: TV personalities David and Nadiya were later pictured sharing a warm embrace ahead of their fifth appearance on the BBC One series

Opting for comfort, the Bristol City native donned a black tracksuit by Adidas, tied in with a sporty baseball cap and neon green trainers

Opting for comfort, the Bristol City native donned a black tracksuit by Adidas, tied in with a sporty baseball cap and neon green trainers

Parting ways: TV personalities David and Nadiya were later pictured sharing a warm embrace ahead of their fifth appearance on the BBC One series

Ukrainian beauty Nadiya cut an equally casual figure as she kept warm in a black padded jacket, an oversized jumper and sheer tights. 

Similar to her pal, the blonde bombshell accessorised with a classic New York Yankees cap, and toted her belongings in a huge grey handbag.

David and former wife Tanya’s split is said to have cost the TV star a reported £3million, with David declaring himself bankrupt in May 2014.

Building a strong bond: Contestants on the show are said to practice their routines during 12-hour dance rehearsals throughout the week

Building a strong bond: Contestants on the show are said to practice their routines during 12-hour dance rehearsals throughout the week

Building a strong bond: Contestants on the show are said to practice their routines during 12-hour dance rehearsals throughout the week

Romance history: David and former wife Tanya's split is said to have cost the TV star a reported £3million, with David declaring himself bankrupt in May 2014

Romance history: David and former wife Tanya's split is said to have cost the TV star a reported £3million, with David declaring himself bankrupt in May 2014

Working hard: The media personalities are currently competing for the Glitterball against the likes of Kelvin Fletcher, Catherine Tyldesley and Michelle Visage

Working hard: The media personalities are currently competing for the Glitterball against the likes of Kelvin Fletcher, Catherine Tyldesley and Michelle Visage

Romance history: David and former wife Tanya’s split is said to have cost the TV star a reported £3million, with David declaring himself bankrupt in May 2014

Beaming: The co-stars appeared to share a joke as they grinned from ear-to-ear during their walk

Beaming: The co-stars appeared to share a joke as they grinned from ear-to-ear during their walk

Beaming: The co-stars appeared to share a joke as they grinned from ear-to-ear during their walk

Off they go: Opting for comfort, the Bristol City native donned a black tracksuit by Adidas, tied in with a sporty baseball cap and neon green trainers

Off they go: Opting for comfort, the Bristol City native donned a black tracksuit by Adidas, tied in with a sporty baseball cap and neon green trainers

Off they go: Opting for comfort, the Bristol City native donned a black tracksuit by Adidas, tied in with a sporty baseball cap and neon green trainers

He later embarked in a relationship with Amanda Salmon, and the pair share two children. David and Amanda are said to have recently parted ways, according to The Mirror.

Nadia is believed to be single following her split from husband of two years Sergey Konovaltsev in 2015. 

Strictly and David’s representatives declined to comment when contacted by MailOnline. MailOnline has reached out to Nadiya for further comment.  

Low-key: Ukrainian beauty Nadiya cut an equally casual figure as she kept warm in a black padded jacket, an oversized jumper and sheer tights

Low-key: Ukrainian beauty Nadiya cut an equally casual figure as she kept warm in a black padded jacket, an oversized jumper and sheer tights

Low-key: Ukrainian beauty Nadiya cut an equally casual figure as she kept warm in a black padded jacket, an oversized jumper and sheer tights

Less is more: Similar to her pal, the blonde bombshell accessorised with a classic New York Yankees cap, and toted her belongings in a huge grey handbag

Less is more: Similar to her pal, the blonde bombshell accessorised with a classic New York Yankees cap, and toted her belongings in a huge grey handbag

Less is more: Similar to her pal, the blonde bombshell accessorised with a classic New York Yankees cap, and toted her belongings in a huge grey handbag

 

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