She won the nation's heart as popular character Dawn Swan on Eastenders. And Kara Tointon's talents certainly don’t stop at acting.
On Strictly Come Dancing, her loveable personality and smooth dancing skills have ensured her status as the bookies' favourite to steal the crown.
Wowing the audience each week with everything from the foxtrot and salsa to the waltz, she's also captured the interest of her dance partner Artem Chigvintsev. But will her efforts be enough for her to triumph?
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