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Nadiya Bychkova
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Born Nadiya Bychkova
(1989-08-24) 24 August 1989 (age 29)
Luhansk, Ukraine
Occupation Ballroom and latin dancer

Nadiya Bychkova (Ukrainian: надія бичкова) (born 24 August 1989 in Luhansk, Ukraine)[1] is a Ukrainian ballroom and Latin American dancer who competes for Slovenia. She was World Champion in '10' Dance in 2014 and 2015.[2]

In 2017, Bychkova appeared as a professional dancer in the fifteenth series of the British television dance show, Strictly Come Dancing. She was partnered with EastEnders actor Davood Ghadami.[3] They were eliminated on Week 11 of the competition, finishing in sixth place. She is returning for her second series in 2018.[4]

She had previously been a professional dancer on the Bosnian version of the show.[5]

Strictly Come Dancing performances[edit]

Series 15: with celebrity partner Davood Ghadami[edit]

Week No. Dance/Song Judges' score Total Result
Revel Horwood Bussell Ballas Tonioli
1 Cha-cha-cha / "Dedication to My Ex (Miss That)" 6 7 7 7 27 No Elimination
2 Quickstep / "Last Nite" 6 7 7 7 27 Safe
3 Samba / "Stayin' Alive" 4 7 7 7 25 Safe
4 Viennese Waltz / "Say You Love Me" 6 7 8 8 29 Bottom two
5 Jive / "Tell Her About It" 6 8 8 22 Safe
6 Rumba / "Wicked Game" 5 7 6 7 25 Safe
7 American Smooth / "This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)" 8 9 9 9 35 Safe
8 Charleston / "The Lambeth Walk" 9 9 10 10 38 Safe
9 Paso Doble / "Live and Let Die" 8 9 9 9 35 Safe
10 Waltz / "With You I'm Born Again" 8 9 9 9 35 Safe
11 Argentine Tango / "The Phantom of the Opera" 7 8 7 7 29 Eliminated