Katie McGlynn cuts a low-key figure in padded jacket and leggings as she arrives for It Takes Two


Katie McGlynn cuts a low-key figure in padded jacket and leggings as she arrives for Strictly’s It Takes Two filming alongside Oti Mabuse and her celebrity partner Ugo Monye


Katie McGlynn cut a low-key figure ahead of Wednesday night’s It Takes Two, with the Strictly star donning a padded jacket and leggings before getting glammed-up for the popular spin-off.

Clutching a Pret bag in her left hand, the Hollyoaks star, 28, wore her hair piled into her head in a bun and framed her face with stylish glasses.

Also seen strolling through the capital ahead of the programme was 31-year-old Oti Mabuse – who was toting a gorgeous bouquet of red roses – and her celebrity partner, rugby star Ugo Monye, 38.

Low-key: Katie McGlynn, 28, cut a low-key figure ahead of Wednesday night’s It Takes Two, with the Strictly star donning a padded jacket and leggings before getting glammed-up

Partners: Also seen strolling through the capital ahead of the programme was 31-year-old Oti Mabuse and her celebrity partner, rugby star Ugo Monye, 38

Partners: Also seen strolling through the capital ahead of the programme was 31-year-old Oti Mabuse and her celebrity partner, rugby star Ugo Monye, 38

Gorka Marquez was also photographed midweek, with the doting father cutting a stylish figure in a green jumper teamed with black tracksuit bottoms.

Gorka is partnered up on this year’s Strictly with soap star Katie.

EastEnders’ Rose Ayling-Ellis is also set to appear on Wednesday’s It Takes Two, and appeared in high spirits ahead of air-time while Greg Wise was seen hugging a photographer and was joined by his pro partner Karen Hauer.

Katie and Gorka’s pairing came as something of a surprise as Katie was previously rumoured to be coupled up with her reported flame and pro Giovanni Pernice for a sizzling reunion.

Stylish: Gorka Marquez was also photographed midweek, with the doting father cutting a stylish figure in a green jumper teamed with black tracksuit bottoms

Stylish: Gorka Marquez was also photographed midweek, with the doting father cutting a stylish figure in a green jumper teamed with black tracksuit bottoms

High spirits: EastEnders' Rose Ayling-Ellis is also set to appear on Wednesday's It Takes Two, and appeared in high spirits ahead of air-time

High spirits: EastEnders’ Rose Ayling-Ellis is also set to appear on Wednesday’s It Takes Two, and appeared in high spirits ahead of air-time

Hugging it out: Greg Wise was seen hugging a photographer on Wednesday evening

Hugging it out: Greg Wise was seen hugging a photographer on Wednesday evening 

Loading up the car: Greg and his pro partner Karen Hauer loaded up the boot of a car before being whisked away

Loading up the car: Greg and his pro partner Karen Hauer loaded up the boot of a car before being whisked away 

Flowers: A masked-up Oti was toting a gorgeous bouquet of red roses and also stepped out in a low-key look

Flowers: A masked-up Oti was toting a gorgeous bouquet of red roses and also stepped out in a low-key look 

Strictly bosses were reportedly eager to pair Giovanni and Katie, who were romantically involved 5 years ago, together for the competition.

However, they knew this could cause spell trouble for the professional dancer and his new girlfriend – Love Island’s Maura Higgins.

An insider told The Sun: ‘This would be a dream ticket for Strictly producers, but a potential nightmare for the trio concerned.’

They continued: ‘The show’s bosses always strive to pair up pros and celebrities likely to have the most chemistry. In that respect, Giovanni and Katie are an obvious choice.

‘But they have to consider if that could have the knock-on effect of making life so difficult outside of the rehearsal studio that it might impact on their performances.’

Happy? Katie has been paired with Gorka for this year's glittering series of Strictly Come Dancing

Happy? Katie has been paired with Gorka for this year’s glittering series of Strictly Come Dancing

Former flame: The pairing comes after strictly bosses were reportedly eager to pair Giovanni  and Katie, who were romantically involved 5 years ago, together for the competition

Former flame: The pairing comes after strictly bosses were reportedly eager to pair Giovanni  and Katie, who were romantically involved 5 years ago, together for the competition

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