Newly-single Nadiya Bychkova puts her engagement ring back on as she heads to Strictly Live show 1

Newly-single Nadiya Bychkova puts her engagement ring back on as she heads to Strictly Live show

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Newly-single Nadiya Bychkova was pictured with her engagement ring back on again as she departed Birmingham’s Malmaison Hotel in time for a Strictly Come Dancing Live show on Saturday.

It was only the previous night that the ballroom professional, 32, ditched her sparkling band following a split from her fiancé Matija Škarabot, as revealed by MailOnline.

She wowed onlookers while flashing her toned abs in a white crop top which she teamed up with chic black joggers and a coordinating blazer. 

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Emerging: Newly-single Nadiya Bychkova was pictured with her engagement ring back on again as she departed Birmingham's Malmaison Hotel in time for a Strictly Come Dancing Live show on Saturday

Emerging: Newly-single Nadiya Bychkova was pictured with her engagement ring back on again as she departed Birmingham’s Malmaison Hotel in time for a Strictly Come Dancing Live show on Saturday

Sipping from a Starbucks coffee, she clutched a heavy-looking grey handbag while accessorising her look with a pair of aviator sunglasses and a grey baseball cap.  

Oh dear: The Ukrainian star showcased the ring as she flashed a thumbs up towards fans

Oh dear: The Ukrainian star showcased the ring as she flashed a thumbs up towards fans

The TV personality has been immersing herself in intense rehearsals for the tour this week, after her celebrity partner from last year’s series, Dan Walker, 44, became ‘pillar of strength and support’ after her break-up.

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The dancer is single after ending her engagement to Slovenian footballer Matija, 33, as exclusively revealed by MailOnline last week.

On Wednesday it was revealed her partner on the 2021 series, BBC Breakfast host Dan, had been there for her during the split.  

Hot stuff: She wowed onlookers while flashing her toned abs in a white crop top which she teamed up with chic black joggers and a coordinating blazer

Hot stuff: She wowed onlookers while flashing her toned abs in a white crop top which she teamed up with chic black joggers and a coordinating blazer

Back on? It was only the previous night that the ballroom professional, 32, ditched her sparkling band following a split from her fiancé Matija ¿karabot, as revealed by MailOnline

Thumbs up: Sipping from a Starbucks coffee, she clutched a heavy-looking grey handbag

Back on? It was only the previous night that the ballroom professional, 32, ditched her sparkling band following a split from her fiancé Matija Škarabot, as revealed by MailOnline

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Trendy: She accessorised her look with a pair of aviator sunglasses and a grey baseball cap

Trendy: She accessorised her look with a pair of aviator sunglasses and a grey baseball cap

Sources close to the stunning dancer revealed that she has been confiding in Dan after accepting the fact that her long-distance relationship with Matija was no longer working. 

Dan has been married to wife Sarah for 21 years and the couple have three children.

One source told MailOnline: ‘Dan and Nadiya have such a great bond and he has been a pillar of strength and support for her following the breakup with Matija.

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Kind: Dan Walker has become a 'pillar of strength and support' for his Strictly dance partner Nadiya following her split from her fiancé, friends have told MailOnline

Kind: Dan Walker has become a ‘pillar of strength and support’ for his Strictly dance partner Nadiya following her split from her fiancé, friends have told MailOnline

‘The bond between them started during Strictly, leaving the cast and crew surprised at how close they became. They were literally inseparable and got on so well and this has continued even now the series is over.’

Another source added: ‘Dan supported Nadiya with everything, including her breakup, which only made their partnership stronger.

‘He even grew close to her mother and daughter, who really enjoyed watching them dance together on Strictly.

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Wife: Dan has been married to Sarah (above) for 21 years and the couple have three children

Wife: Dan has been married to Sarah (above) for 21 years and the couple have three children 

‘Dan and Nadiya enjoy a deep and special bond, which has really helped her to get on with her new life following the split.’

And Dan thanked fans for sending him photos of newly-single Nadiya ‘doing the lobster’ on the first night of the Strictly tour in Birmingham on Thursday.

Taking to Instagram on Friday, the presenter, who is not taking part in the UK tour due to his BBC Breakfast duties, shared a photo of the professional dancer doing their signature move from their jive to Rock Lobster in the series last year.

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Sharing a photo of Nadiya pulling the claw move in stunning glittery dress, Dan wrote: ‘Thank you to everyone who has sent me the picture of @nadiyabychkova rocking the lobster on the #Strictly live tour. Glad to see it’s still going strong #LobsterOnTour

‘Who is that behind your professional partner?’

In the comment section, one fan wrote: ‘Love Nadiya she has really really shined this series with you Dan. I am counting the days down until I see the show in Feb’, to which Dan replied: ‘I’m sure she would appreciate reading that Vicky. Enjoy the show.’ 

Split: MailOnline exclusively revealed that Nadiya is single after ending her engagement to Slovenian footballer Matija ¿karabot, the father of her five-year-old daughter

Split: MailOnline exclusively revealed that Nadiya is single after ending her engagement to Slovenian footballer Matija Škarabot, the father of her five-year-old daughter 

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