The mathematician has since participated in 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and Sky Sports' Friday Night Football while still co-presenting Countdown.
including a backstage scene where she is interviewed while being laced up for the play The Taming of the Shrew.
While they made fantastic memories on the show, actor Joe - who played the eternally nervous Simon - is now reportedly engaged to his long-time girlfriend Hannah Tointon after seven years together after meeting on set of The Inbetweeners.
According to online source Uni Lad, the actor, 33, recently got down on one knee and presented his 29-year-old girlfriend with a ring in January.
Their love no doubt blossomed after their characters embarked on romance on the show - with the sister of Kara Tointon playing unlucky-in-love Simon's crazy girlfriend Tara.
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As she is talking about the 'constricting' nature of society for women in the play, so she realizes her corset is too tight, and asks the dresser to loosen it a bit.
On Saturday morning (July 1, 2017) the Russian Sun-Times reported Artem Chigvintsev and girlfriend, to be shopping for engagement rings.
The couple was seen closely eyeing some pricey bling in a couple of major jewelry stores — especially major diamond baubles that could only be described as the kind usually slipped on a woman’s left-hand ring finger. (read more)According to some insiders, they'll soon be engaged. Rumor Explodes on Twitter Naturally, the Sun-Times’ article sent Facebook and Twitter into a frenzy.
The newspaper also added that people who claim to be close to the couple are “convinced” an engagement is inevitable. Fans were simultaneously mourning and celebrating the news. Many other fans were crushed because they hoped to marry him...
Kara Tointon has revealed she had to break a self-imposed dating ban to begin seeing her Strictly Come Dancing partner Artem Chigvintsev. Kara, 27, added: ‘I was attracted to Artem because he is a real gentlemen and I haven’t met one of those in a while.
The chemistry between the former East Enders star and her professional partner was a big factor in them securing the glitterball trophy in last weekend’s Strictly final. He’s gorgeous inside and out.’ Viewers who tune in for the Strictly Christmas Day special will see Kara and Artem share a kiss under the mistletoe during a group dance.
They were particularly praised for their Their Viennese Waltz to Cry Me A River on their way to taking the coveted glitterball trophy.