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JJ Chalmers appeared on Strictly Come Dancing tonight (October 31) where he scored 36 points in total, including his score from last week’s Waltz. JJ danced the Paso Doble in the latest episode alongside and dance partner Amy Dowden. But what is known of JJ’s family life away from the show?
How many children does the Strictly star have?
JJ has two children with wife Kornelia Chitursko, including four-year-old Hayley and one-year-old son James.
Talking to The Scotsman, JJ spoke of how his daughter reacted to his first live show.
The Strictly star said: “The family is watching in Dunfermline.
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“Unfortunately my daughter had to go to bed so watched it the next morning and sat with her jaw down for all the dance numbers in particular.
“She thought it was amazing. And that’s before I even got on screen.”
He went on to talk of his wife Kornelia and her having to look after their two young children.
He added: “My wife has the much harder end of the job.
“She’s got two kids to look after, so it was a little bit of payback that actually I had been away working hard.
“But I’ve still got a way to go to make up for some of what she has to put up with.”
While appearing on The One Show, JJ spoke of how he has not seen his family in over a month because of the Strictly bubble.
He told hosts Alex Jones and Rylan Clark: “I’ve been away from them for about a month or so now because I’ve isolated away from them, it was great to finally have something to show them.
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“My wife has the far harder end of the deal at home with two kids and she’s not getting the glitz and the glamorous end of it.
“So it’s nice for them to see I haven’t been away putting my feet up!”
JJ featured on Lorraine after he was announced as part of the 2020 line up back in September.
While on the show he spoke of why he chose to appear on Strictly Come Dancing.
He told Lorraine Kelly: “I’m always looking for a challenge, I’m always looking to push myself outside my comfort zone.
He continued: “And if I wanted to find a challenge you know like climbing Everest or going to the north pole, of course, those things would be difficult.
“But they would be within my comfort zone essentially because it’s the kind of thing I’m used to having done in my life.
“This is completely off the chart and so it’s going to be a huge challenge but I’m really looking forward to learning something brand new.”
Strictly Come Dancing airs on Saturday and Sunday evenings on BBC One.
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