Strictly’s Graziano Di Prima places a friendly kiss on his co-star Katya Jones’ cheek

Strictly’s Graziano plants a KISS on his co-star Katya Jones’ cheek as they leave their Sheffield hotel before taking the stage at the Utilita Arena

They lit up Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena with their jaw-dropping routine on Friday night.

And after the show, Strictly’s Graziano Di Prima kissed fellow member Katya Jones on the cheek as they left their Sheffield hotel before taking the stage at the Utilita Arena on Saturday.

The duo traveled across the UK with their co-stars for the Strictly: The Professionals Tour.

Peck on the cheek: Graziano Di Prima of Strictly kissed his colleague Katya Jones on the cheek as they left their Sheffield hotel before taking the stage at the Utilita Arena on Saturday

The close friends, who worked together for two seasons, were dressed to impress as they prepared to put on another stunning performance in the city.

Katya, 32, looked radiant in a green midi dress with crochet details and a pleated skirt.

Keeping her feet comfortable before enduring a night in heels, she paired the look with a pair of flat thigh high boots.

Dancing queen: Katya, 32, looked radiant in a green midi dress with crochet details and a pleated skirt

Dancing queen: Katya, 32, looked radiant in a green midi dress with crochet details and a pleated skirt

She added some pep to the look with a leather jacket as she strolled through the hotel parking lot with her luggage.

Meanwhile, Graziano, 28, cut a relaxed figure in a denim shirt and black jeans.

They were joined by Nadiya Bychkova and her boyfriend Kai Widdrington who looked in top form ahead of their big night.

Ukrainian-Slovenian dancer Nadiya, 32, donned a chic beige trench coat while Kai cut a relaxed figure in a beige sweater, black cargos and trainers as he carried refreshments.

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Outside: Nadiya, 32, donned a chic beige trench coat while Kai cut a relaxed figure in a beige sweater, black cargos and trainers as he carried refreshments

Excited: Nadiya and her boyfriend Kai looked in great shape ahead of their big night

Excited: Nadiya and her boyfriend Kai looked in great shape ahead of their big night

Traveling heavy: Dianne Buswell cut a casual look in a pair of white shorts and an Adidas jumper as she had her hands full rolling two suitcases along the way.

Traveling heavy: Dianne Buswell cut a casual look in a pair of white shorts and an Adidas jumper as she had her hands full rolling two suitcases along the way.

Dianne Buswell cut a casual look in a pair of white shorts and an Adidas jumper as she had her hands full rolling two suitcases along the way.

Her co-stars Luba Mushtuk and Karen Hauer soon followed, both trending that day.

Luba, 32, rocked a studded leather jacket paired with a baseball cap, while Karen, 40, peeked at her midriff in a side-zip jacket.

Glamor girls: Luba Mushtuk and Karen Hauer looked fashionable the day they left their Sheffield hotel

Glamor girls: Luba Mushtuk and Karen Hauer looked fashionable the day they left their Sheffield hotel

Last month, Katya and ex-husband Neil Jones proved they were the friendliest exes when they made a joint appearance in Lorraine ahead of the Strictly Professionals tour.

The dancers got along well in the show where Katya said “there is always friendship there” and explained how their bond is built on “respect and teamwork”.

The couple were married for six years and split in 2019 following the Katya and Seann Walsh kissing scandal – although they insisted it had nothing to do with the end of their relationship marriage.

Works well: Neil and Katya Jones proved they were the friendliest exes when they made a joint appearance in Lorraine last month ahead of the Strictly Professionals tour

Works well: Neil and Katya Jones proved they were the friendliest exes when they made a joint appearance in Lorraine last month ahead of the Strictly Professionals tour

However, the couple have remained close since the collapse of their marriage and subsequent divorce – hanging out together and even posting snaps of each other online and working on Strictly together.

Neil said on the show of his work with Katya, “We’ve known each other for so long now and I’m the only person who can shut her up during rehearsals!”

Katya then added, “He can’t play poker when I’m at the table, I read his face so well!”

“It’s lovely because our relationship started 13 years ago from respect and teamwork and then romance came as a bonus if you break down that layer there are still friendships out there. I love your mother too much!’

Happy: Dancers Neil, 39, and Katya, 32, got along well on the show where Katya said:

Happy: Dancers Neil, 39, and Katya, 32, got along well on the show where Katya said ‘there is always friendship there’ and explained how their bond is built on “respect and teamwork”

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