KAREN Hauer has delighted Strictly fans since she joined the show in 2012.
The Venezuelan dancer has become a well known face on the show's famous dancefloor.
Who is Karen Hauer?
Karen Hauer is a professional ballroom dancer of Venezuelan descent.
She has won various accolades including US Amateur American Rhythm National Champion and World Mambo Champion.
In 2009, she competed on US show So You Think You Can Dance.
She joined Strictly Come Dancing as a pro dancer in 2012.
Who is Karen Hauer dating now?
The Strictly Come Dancing regular is believed to be single after ending her relationship with opera singer David Webb.
Despite parting ways years later, a source tells The Sun the former lovers are the best of friends.
After divorcing Strictly Come Dancing co-star Kevin Clifton two years ago, Karen Hauer has vowed never to date a dancer again.
In fact, the 39-year-old Venezuelan beauty wants her next partner to be the opposite of her ex-husband — preferably a man with blond hair and tattoos who “knows what he wants”.
Karen and Kevin broke up after three years of marriage.
They had both been married to dancers before, Karen to American Matthew Hauer and Kevin to Russian Anna Melnikova then Brit Clare Craze.
When did Karen Hauer split from Kevin Clifton?
Kevin and Karen Clifton confirmed they were splitting in March 2018.
During the 2017 series of Strictly their communication reportedly "became strained" due to their hectic work schedules and long distance commutes.
The Sun exclusively revealed in December 2017 that Karen had been dating an accountant as her marriage hit the rocks.
Then in February 2018, The Sun exclusively revealed that the couple were set to divorce.
Who is Karen Hauer's Strictly 2021 partner?
Strictly Come Dancing's latest celebrities will be paired with their professional partners during the launch show on tonight.
The 15 celebrities, who include Olympian Adam Peaty, rugby star Ugo Monye and TV presenter Judi Love, will make their debut on the dancefloor during a group number in tonight's launch show at 7.45pm.
Also competing will be EastEnders actress Nina Wadia, TV presenter AJ Odudu, Dragons' Den investor Sara Davies, McFly star Tom Fletcher, Coronation Street actress Katie McGlynn, TV presenter Tilly Ramsay, comedian Robert Webb, CBBC host Rhys Stephenson and actor Greg Wise.
EastEnders actress Rose Ayling-Ellis will be the first deaf contestant to appear in the series.
In series 10, Karen was paired with Jamie Laing.
Many of her celebrity partners have worked in television, including Mark Wright, Simon Rimmer and Charles Venn.
Jamie was forced to pull out of the show in 2019 after he suffered an injury.
Why did Karen Hauer change her surname?
Karen reverted back to her former surname of Hauer after her divorce.
Before marrying Kevin, Karen had been married before to her former dance partner Matthew Hauer.
The couple split in 2009.
What time is Strictly Come Dancing 2021 on?
The Strictly live shows return tonight (September 18, 2021).
You can catch it from 7.45pm on BBC One.
You can watch any episodes you miss on the BBC iPlayer.