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Strictly Come Dancing’s Nadiya Bychkova puts on a brave face as she steps out following the death of her friend Robin Windsor aged 44


Strictly Come Dancing star Nadiya Bychkova put on a brave face as she stepped out to a London Fashion Week party at private member’s club Home House on Tuesday following the death of her friend and colleague Robin Windsor.

It was announced earlier in the day that former Strictly professional Robin had died at the age of 44.

Robin appeared on BBC ballroom dance contest from 2010 until 2015, before Nadiya joined in 2017, but they worked together tour show Here Come The Boys in 2021.

Nadiya wore a white jacket and a tiered pink tulle skirt while she carried a clutch purse in the same colour.

She completed her look by wearing a pair of open-toed heels to add a few inches to her stature. 

Strictly Come Dancing star Nadiya Bychkova put on a brave face as she stepped out to a London Fashion Week party on Tuesday after the death of friend and colleague Robin Windsor

Strictly Come Dancing star Nadiya Bychkova put on a brave face as she stepped out to a London Fashion Week party on Tuesday after the death of friend and colleague Robin Windsor

It was announced earlier in the day that former Strictly professional Robin had died at the age of 44 (Robin pictured in 2021)

It was announced earlier in the day that former Strictly professional Robin had died at the age of 44 (Robin pictured in 2021)

Nadiya wore a white jacket and a tiered pink tulle skirt while she carried a clutch purse in the same colour

Nadiya wore a white jacket and a tiered pink tulle skirt while she carried a clutch purse in the same colour

It comes after a number of stars paid tribute to Robin after news of his death emerged on Tuesday.

A statement from Sisco Entertainment, which represented Robin, read: ‘It is with heavy hearts that we announce the tragic passing of our beloved friend, Robin Windsor.

‘Robin’s presence in Come What May was more than just a performance; it was an embodiment of passion, grace and sheer talent.

‘His extraordinary ability to express emotion through movement captivated audiences, leaving them spellbound with every step.

‘Beyond his impeccable dancing, Robin’s vibrant spirit lit up the room, infusing rehearsals and performances with infectious energy and warmth. His laughter was contagious, his kindness boundless.

‘His friendship was a gift cherished by all who had the privilege of knowing him. Robin, you will be deeply missed. Though Come What May will continue without you, your legacy will live on in the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to share in your light.’

Robin’s former Strictly co-star James Jordan described him as a ‘legend’ as he paid tribute.

‘I had the pleasure of working with this man for many years on Strictly – I have such fond memories of him’, he wrote in an Instagram post.

Robin appeared on BBC ballroom dance contest from 2010 until 2015, before Nadiya joined in 2017, but they worked together tour show Here Come The Boys in 2021 (L-R: Graziano Di Prima, Pasha Kovalev, Aljaz Skorjanec, Nadiya Bychkova, Robin Windsor and Karim Zeroual pictured for Here Come The Boys in 2021)

Robin appeared on BBC ballroom dance contest from 2010 until 2015, before Nadiya joined in 2017, but they worked together tour show Here Come The Boys in 2021 (L-R: Graziano Di Prima, Pasha Kovalev, Aljaz Skorjanec, Nadiya Bychkova, Robin Windsor and Karim Zeroual pictured for Here Come The Boys in 2021)

Robin Windsor's last post on Instagram which was captioned 'hiding in the shadows'

Robin Windsor’s last post on Instagram which was captioned ‘hiding in the shadows’ 

‘He was always very caring and fun to be around. Everyone who came in contact with him adored him, from his celebrity partners to his working colleagues. You will be missed old friend.’

Robin’s former Strictly celebrity dance partner, Good Morning Britain host Susanna Reid, paid tribute to Robin

The presenter hailed him as as ‘remarkable dancer’ who had an ‘incredible personality’ on Tuesday’s episode of the ITV morning show following the news he had died aged 44.

The professional dancer, who appeared on the show between 2010 and 2015, was paired with Reid for the Children In Need special in 2011.

Susanna became choked up as she tried to announce the news on the ITV show before asking her co-presenter Ed Balls to read out the statement from dance show company Burn The Floor confirming Robin’s death.

Reflecting on their time together, she described him as ‘larger than life’, adding: ‘I fell in love with him and fell in love with dancing when I danced with him back then.

‘He was an absolutely remarkable dancer, incredibly strong, so creative. He was just so enthusiastic about dancing.

‘I just adored him. He was the most incredible personality and as soon as I danced with him, there was something very special about him.’

Windsor is pictured with TV presenter Susanna Reid on Strictly Come Dancing back in 2011

Windsor is pictured with TV presenter Susanna Reid on Strictly Come Dancing back in 2011

She recalled feeling ‘so lucky’ that she got paired with Windsor for the Children In Need special as he filled her with ‘so much confidence’.

‘He had an infectious sparkle. You felt like you were dancing with someone who just embodied the magic of Strictly’, she added.

Susanna also sent her love to Robin’s family, friends and colleagues.

Emmerdale star Lisa Riley, who performed with Windsor on Strictly in 2012, said her heart was ‘broken’ following the news.

Alongside a selection of images of them smiling and laughing together posted to X, formerly Twitter, Riley wrote: ‘My Bestie, My Robin, My Angel, now our forever Angel, who is loved, will always be loved, forever in my heart.

‘My very broken heart, I love you, shine your beautiful, electric energy from heaven. Shine In Peace.’

Long-time Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood remembered Robin as ‘one of the kindest, gentle, honest, funny and caring people I’ve had the pleasure of knowing and working with’.

He added that the dancer would be ‘forever missed’ as he sent his support to Robin’s family and friends.

Robin was also paired with celebrities including model Patsy Kensit, actresses Anita Dobson and Dragon’s Den star Deborah Meaden on Strictly Come Dancing over the years.

He also danced with Great British Bake Off host Alison Hammond in the 2015 Christmas special.



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