Katya Jones ecstatic to defeat Giovanni Pernice as she glams up to race remote control cars and trucks in London

We are used to observing them burn up up the dance ground as Strictly Arrive

We are used to observing them burn up up the dance ground as Strictly Arrive Dancing gurus.

But Katya Jones, 32, and Giovanni Pernice, 30, took element in a incredibly various kind of levels of competition in a London park at the weekend.

The twinkle-toed stars have been prepared to race as they battled it out with remote command automobiles for MeccaBingo.com.

Prepared to race: Strictly Appear Dancing’s Katya Jones, 32, and Giovanni Pernice, 30, raced remote control autos in London for MeccaBingo.com in the course of the financial institution holiday getaway weekend

Russian Katya introduced a contact of delicate glamour to the situation by donning a glitzy black jacket.

She wore a pair of tasseled trousers which flared outwards as she moved when she had on a pair of tan heels to incorporate a mild splash of color.

Her black hair rested on her shoulders while she wore crimson crimson lipstick on her lips. 

Giovanni looked dapper in a charcoal jacket and blue-grey turtle neck prime, though he wore a pair of matching footwear on his feet. 

And the winner is... Katya looked delighted to have won the race against Giovanni for MeccaBingo.com

And the winner is… Katya appeared delighted to have won the race against Giovanni for MeccaBingo.com

Katya wore some tasseled trousers which flared as she walked and she seemed excited to be taking part in the event with her BBC co-star pal

The Russian professional dancer looked happy to be enjoying the spring weather as she and Giovanni raced the toy cars outside

She’s bought some flare! Katya wore some tasseled trousers which flared as she walked and she seemed fired up to be getting part in the celebration with her BBC co-star pal

The star donned a Gucci belt with a statement gold buckle and done his appear with a pair of dim denims when hiding at the rear of a pair of aviator sunglasses.

Katya and Giovanni appeared to be savoring on their own as they smiled though racing the autos.

But it was Katya who won the race and she celebrated by punching the sky although visibly laughing out loud. 

On your marks! Giovanni looked full of concentration as he raced his car but luck wasn't on his side on the day

On your marks! Giovanni appeared comprehensive of concentration as he raced his car or truck but luck was not on his aspect on the working day

Non-stop! And, on Monday morning Katya commanded attention in bright red sportswear after presenting Strictly Fitness on BBC Morning Live

Non-prevent! And, on Monday morning Katya commanded consideration in vibrant purple sportswear following presenting Strictly Physical fitness on BBC Early morning Reside

On the go! The dancer slipped into skin-tight leggings following her presenting gig

Cosy! She kept warm with an oversized FILA hoodie and carried her belonging in a back pack

On the go! The dancer slipped into pores and skin-tight leggings and saved warm with an outsized FILA hoodie subsequent her presenting gig

The glamorous dancer turned 32 previously this thirty day period and relished a five-and-a-50 % hour lunch with her BBC co-stars Janette Manrara and Luba Mushtuk.

Prior birthdays for the star have been eventful as in 2018 she was pictured kissing her then dance lover, comedian Seann Walsh, even though she was nevertheless married to now ex-spouse Neil Jones. 

It arrives following Katya compensated tribute to former flame Neil on his 39th birthday with a collection of ’embarrassing’ throwbacks earlier this thirty day period.  

Katya posted a vintage picture of her and Neil from their relationship, which include a shot of them at a bash.

The dancer captioned the publish: ‘Happy Birthday @mr_njonesofficial! Geez, you’re obtaining previous. 

Pose: Katya struck a playful pose as she placed her birthday cake on her head for a fun snap

Pose: Katya struck a playful pose as she put her birthday cake on her head for a fun snap

‘But however full of lifestyle, power and positivity! Continue to keep that smile on your deal with and maintain that hair ginger! Sorry I employed to straighten it (swipe for some embarrassing shots). 

‘May it be a wonderful 12 months for you!! Tons of really like. #strictlyomedancing #birthday #happybirthday (sic)’

Previously this year, Katya spoke out about the demise of her seven-year relationship to Neil. 

Birthday boy: Katya paid tribute to ex-husband Neil Jones as she wished him well on his 39th birthday with a series of cheeky throwback photos earlier this month

Birthday boy: Katya paid tribute to ex-husband Neil Jones as she wished him perfectly on his 39th birthday with a collection of cheeky throwback photographs earlier this month

Still close: The dancer captioned the post: 'Happy Birthday @mr_njonesofficial! Geez, you're getting old. But still full of life, energy and positivity!' (pictured in 2019)

Still shut: The dancer captioned the article: ‘Happy Birthday @mr_njonesofficial! Geez, you might be finding previous. But nonetheless whole of lifetime, energy and positivity!’ (pictured in 2019) 

In an interview with Waggel, the star reflected on how she observed her 30th birthday ‘challenging’ for the reason that her relationship to Neil was going ‘downhill’.

Talking about the darkish time period, she said: ‘In 2019 I turned 30, it was a tough time. I didn’t like where by I was, it felt like I was in limbo in fact.

‘My partnership was heading downhill. I didn’t sense content in my own firm till May possibly 2020, when I put in my birthday in lockdown.’ 

Katya also exposed she has used the time considering that her break up from Neil to ‘better myself’ and hasn’t dated given that they broke up.

She reported: ‘I’ve appear out of a relationship, not even a extended-time period romantic relationship, but a relationship. Neil and I had been together for 12-yrs, married for 7.’

The expert dancer reported she hasn’t even believed about relationship mainly because ‘I’ve just been with this human being for such a prolonged time’.

Breakup: Katya and Neil announced their separation in September 2019 - ten months after she was pictured kissing her former dance partner Seann Walsh (pictured above)

Break up: Katya and Neil introduced their separation in September 2019 – ten months immediately after she was pictured kissing her former dance associate Seann Walsh (pictured earlier mentioned)