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Strictly married . . . Katya quicksteps up the aisle

TV BALLROOM star Katya Virshilas put her Strictly disappointment behind her as she celebrated her wedding with show pals.

The nimble performer tied the knot in a French chateau with many of her Strictly Come Dancing pals, just weeks after she was dropped from the show.

And in an interview with Hello! magazine she said that after the surprise of being dropped from the BBC1 programme, she may try her hand at acting.

Virshilas (28) married Danish dance champion Klaus Kongsdal at a chateau in the Loire Valley and said: "It was magical."

The couple's guests included recent Strictly contestants such as Holly Valance as well as Anita Dobson and Nancy Dell'Olio, who was late for the ceremony.

Other guests included Brendan Cole, Kristina Rihanoff and her partner Joe Calzaghe, Ian Waite, former Strictly champion Matthew Cutler and Anton du Beke.

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