October 16, 2021 – 15:05 BST
Karen Hauer celebrates after turning into the longest serving feminine professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing after signing up for the 2021 sequence
The 2021 sequence of Strictly Come Dancing has kicked off with a bang – however do you know that this yr marks a very particular yr for professional dancer Karen Hauer? MORE: All the pieces you want to find out about Strictly star Karen Hauer’s love life Again in March, the dancer took to Instagram to elucidate why being included on this yr’s line-up means a lot to her. The star shared a montage clip exhibiting her together with her dance companions over time and wrote: “I’m completely bursting with pleasure and happiness that I can now announce I’m confirmed for my TENTH sequence of @bbcstrictly. Loading the participant… WATCH: Karen Hauer turns into Strictly’s longest-serving feminine professional dancer “I do not discuss an excessive amount of on right here like this however I am past overwhelmed to say that I am now formally the longest working feminine professional on the most effective present on the planet!” Her caption continued: “I’ve adored each superstar associate I’ve labored with. We have laughed, we have labored our butts off, we have danced for the nation and we have had enjoyable each step of the way in which. Thanks to each single Strictly Come Dancing supporter for the love you pour into this present yr on yr. We do that for you.” MORE: Strictly’s Karen Hauer leaves followers speechless after going Instagram official with new boyfriend MORE: Strictly’s Karen Hauer makes candid relationship confession after Kevin Clifton divorce Whereas Karen, 38, is now the longest-serving feminine dancer on Strictly, Anton du Beke has additionally cemented his place because the longest-serving male on the present. Karen is now the present’s longest-serving feminine professional dancer The 54-year-old has appeared on each single sequence of Strictly for the reason that present started in 2004 – and final season even spent two weeks on the judging panel whereas Motsi Mabuse self-isolated. Karen was inundated with congratulatory messages following her Instagram announcement. Fellow Strictly dancers Neil Jones, Dianne Buswell and Oti Mabuse all celebrated her achievement whereas quite a lot of her former celeb companions additionally responded. Anton du Beke has appeared on Strictly ever because it began in 2004 “One hell of an achievement that mate! Bloody effectively performed! X,” wrote Chris Ramsey, who teamed up with Karen in 2019, whereas Jamie Laing, who danced with the star final yr, added: “You 100% deserve it goose – you rockstar.” MORE: Strictly’s Karen Hauer admits residing alone is ‘so laborious’ after break up from David Webb Furry Bikers star Dave Myers, who was partnered with Karen within the 2013 sequence, sweetly commented: “Proud to be in your checklist! You’re a very particular girl D x.” Karen joined Strictly in 2012 when she was teamed up with Westlife’s Nicky Byrne. Her different celeb companions have included Mark Wright, Will Younger, Jeremy Vine and Jamie Laing. This yr she is partnered with actor Greg Sensible. Like this story? Signal as much as our e-newsletter to get different tales like this delivered straight to your inbox.