LUBA Mushtuk is back for Strictly Come Dancing 2021 and hoping to clinch the Glitterball Trophy this year.
The Russian dancer shot fame when she landed the job as one of the Strictly dancers in 2018.
Who is Luba Mushtuk?
Luba, 31, is a Russian professional dancer and choreographer, who has competed professionally and played an important role on Strictly Come Dancing since 2017.
Luba has also taken part in the Strictly Live Tours.
In 2018 she danced with Giovanni Pernice on his solo tour, Born to Win.
Luba has toured the world in the likes of Burn The Floor.
Who is Luba Mushtuk'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.
Luba was partnered with former American footballer Jason Bell in 2020.
In 2019 Luba was partnered with James Cracknell, who was her first celebrity pairing since joining the show.
When did Luba date Giovanni Pernice?
In November 2017 it emerged that Luba was in a relationship with Giovanni.
They were reportedly friends for years before taking things to the next level.
When The Sun exclusively revealed they were dating, a source said: “She would like their romance to be out in the open. Luba is very keen to be on the show one day."
But by New Year 2018, he was dating Towie's Jess Wright and the relationship was over.
What time is Strictly Come Dancing 2021 on?
The Strictly live shows returns 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.