Now, as regular readers know, Agent Triple P is a big fan of the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, the original version of what is known as Dancing with the Stars everywhere else in the world. The curious BBC name reflects a previous long running ballroom dancing show, Come Dancing, which ran from 1950-1998, and melds it with a reference to Strictly Ballroom, the 1992 Baz Luhrmann film. Anyway, Radio Times has announced that there will be three new female dancers for the next series and one of them is Nadia Bychkova from the Ukraine. They used this shot of her to illustrate the article.
However, it now turns out that Nadiya is a model as well as a dancer and had already appeared in Playboy Slovenia. Here she is on the same rooftop wearing rather less clothes.
Now, of course, previous Strictly Dancer, Ola Jordan, was famous for her increasingly revealing calendars. much to the distaste of camp judge Craig Revel Horwood and, indeed, it is rumoured, the BBC, who were worried about the association of Ola's calendars with a family show. So.either the BBC didn't know about Nadiya's nude modelling or they didn't care, which means that the anti-Ola rumblings were, in fact as the Jordans often maintained, personal attacks.
She is quite a well known model in Slovenia, where she is a WAG, married to a professional footballer, inevitably. She has also appeared in FHM. Nadiya's Playboy photographs were shot in Cuba, so include a number of classic fifties American cars as well.
She does have impeccable dance credentials, however, having taken up dancing at the age of four and been two time European and World champion. One of the competitions she won was the 10 Dance World Championship, where you have to dance ten different styles of ballroom and latin, which is good training for Strictly. She has previously been a professional on the Bosnian version of Strictly.
Her Playboy pictures are very tasteful and, mostly, not even very revealing. You would have to be a complete prude to find them offensive, as I am sure, nonetheless, complete prudes will.
"I'm extremely happy to be joining the Strictly Come Dancing family this year. One of my biggest dreams is to be part of this great show and I can't wait to get started!" said the twenty-eight year old mother of one. Triple P can't wait either!
Let's hope she can be persuaded to pose for a calendar! The new series of Strictly will start in September. Splendid!