Strictly star Kristina waltzes off with new car

Strictly Come Dancing's Kristina Rihanoff with her new VW Golf at Alan Day in Finchley Road Hamps

Strictly Come Dancing's Kristina Rihanoff with her new VW Golf at Alan Day in Finchley Road Hampstead - Credit: Archant

Strictly Come Dancing star Kristina Rihanoff was dancing with joy as she picked up a new car in Hampstead.

Kristina takes a spin with Alan Day MD Paul Tanner

Kristina takes a spin with Alan Day MD Paul Tanner - Credit: Archant

The 38-year-old dancer chose a silver VW Golf Match from the Alan Day showroom behind the 02 centre in Finchley Road.

Before she waltzed off with her new car she found time for a quick twirl with managing director Paul Tanner.

Kristina, who has not owned a car before, said: “I’m very excited, it’s a beautiful car and I decided it was about time I got one so I can get around town more easily.

“This will be my first time driving in the UK. I’m a bit nervous about driving in the rush hour because the roads can get a little crazy but I’m sure I will quickly get the hang of it. “


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She test drove several cars before finally deciding on the model.

Mr Tanner said: “We have never had anyone pirouette on the showroom floor before – I think Kristina likes the car.“

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Kristina partnered 53-year-old Irish singer Daniel O’Donnell in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing series.

The pair were the third couple to be voted off after losing the dance-off to television presenter Kirsty Gallacher in October.

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