Strictly’s Nicola Adams enjoys break in Mykonos with girlfriend after making history

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Boxer kisses Ella Baig in Mykonos after making history by joining the Strictly line-up in the show’s first ever same sex pairing.

It was announced earlier this week she will make history as part of the first same-sex pairing on Strictly Come Dancing.

And Nicola Adams appeared in high spirits as she enjoyed a trip to Mykonos with girlfriend Ella Baig, ahead of rehearsals for the upcoming series.

The Olympic boxer, 37, and Ella looked in the throes of love as they enjoyed a romantic kiss in their villa’s pool on Monday.

Over the moon: Nicola Adams appeared in high spirits as she enjoyed a trip to Mykonos with girlfriend Ella Baig, after being announced as the first Strictly star to be in a same-sex couple

Over the moon: Nicola Adams appeared in high spirits as she enjoyed a trip to Mykonos with girlfriend Ella Baig, after being announced as the first Strictly star to be in a same-sex couple

Nicola showcased her gym-honed figure in a Tommy Hilfiger bikini top, which highlighted her washboard abs.

Smitten: The Olympic boxer, 37, and Ella looked in the throes of love as they headed to their villa's pool on Monday

Smitten: The Olympic boxer, 37, and Ella looked in the throes of love as they headed to their villa’s pool on Monday

BBC announced the retired sportswomen was part of this year’s line-up on Wednesday, along with Good Morning Britain presenter Ranvir Singh and Radio 1 DJ Clara Amfo.

Nicola will make history as part of the BBC show’s first same-sex pairing, as she said in a statement: ‘It’s amazing to be a part of the movement for change, diversity and breaking boundaries in the entertainment industry.’

The retired athlete added: ‘I’m really excited to be joining this year’s incredible line-up for Strictly Come Dancing. I’m a huge fan of the show and am thrilled to be part of something that holds such a special place in so many people’s hearts.’

‘People might know me from work in the ring, but I’ll be every bit as passionate and dedicated on the dance-floor too.’

Groundbreaking: BBC announced the retired sportswomen was part of this year's line-up on Wednesday

Groundbreaking: BBC announced the retired sportswomen was part of this year’s line-up on Wednesday

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