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Kara Tointon to split from Artem Chigvintsev?

Last year's Strictly Come Dancing champion Kara Tointon and her dancer boyfriend Artem Chigvintsev's romance is on the rocks according to reports in the tabloids today.

The pair met on the hit reality show last year when they became much more than just dance partners. However, Artem is now back on Strictly where he has been partnered with Australian vixen Holly Valance.

According to reports the Russian dancer's long hours and heavy workload means that he has had less time to spend at home with Tointon. This has led to a number of rows between the couple with Artem going to stay at fellow Strictly dancer Robin Windsor's house.

An unnamed source told The Sun that 'Artem left their new home and skulked off to Robin's. The stress of the show has been getting to Artem as it's a tough gig with numerous rehearsals that fill up his day.'

'They're a very passionate couple,' the mystery source continued. 'So when things flare up, they tend to flare up in a big way. Everyone is worried that the relationship is now doomed.'

A number of tabloids have suggested that Tointon is jealous of Artem's new dance partner Valance, however, a spokesperson for the couple insisted that they 'are very much together.'

It appears that Kara has little to worry about regarding Valance, with the former Neighbours star telling Lorraine Kelly that she is completely focused on learning her dance routines each week.

'Artem is a very passionate teacher,' the Australian said. 'And then Saturday night makes it all worth it because you just get such a thrill out of doing the show and you think 'Yeah, I'm really rock and roll.''

'And then Monday morning hits and you go 'Oh my God, I don't know what I'm doing' again.'

The Sun also claims that Valance is very close to her boyfriend and wouldn't do anything to put their relationship in jeopardy.

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