Luba Mushtuk is congratulated by her Strictly pals as she makes a huge announcement

Luba Mushtuk was congratulated by her Strictly Come Dancing pals after she announced her British citizenship on Monday.

The professional dancer, originally from Russia, called the moment ‘special’ as she posted two stunning pictures on Instagram of her posing with the official documents.

Luba, 34, who joined the glitzy BBC One competition in 2018, captioned the post: ‘She is a British Citizen. Special’ with a Union Jack flag and heart emojis.

Fellow Strictly pals flooded her post as Judge Shirley Ballas wrote: ‘Huge congratulations’.

Zara McDermott, contestant on this year’s series, left a row of love heart emojis while pro dancer Carlos Gu penned: ‘congratulations’.

Stunning: Luba Mushtuk has been congratulated by her Strictly Come Dancing pals after she announced her British citizenship on Instagram on Monday

Amazing: The professional dancer, originally from Russia, called the moment 'special' as she posted two stunning pictures of her posing with the official documents

Amazing: The professional dancer, originally from Russia, called the moment ‘special’ as she posted two stunning pictures of her posing with the official documents

Gorka Marquez, Karen Hauer and Helen Skelton also left the twinkle-toed star comments of support and congratulations.

It comes just weeks after Luba became emotional in a social media clip alongside dance partner Adam Thomas after they were eliminated from this year’s show.

The Waterloo Road star, 35, and his pro partner became the sixth couple to be eliminated from the show after losing out to Angela Rippon and Kai Widdrington in the dance-off.

Adam took to Instagram with Luba to thank their fans for supporting them throughout the competition.

He began by admitting: ‘Hi guys, it’s been a while. Sorry, guys, I’ve not been very active on here. Just needed a day to reflect… truthfully I was hungover.

‘We just wanted to jump on here and say to everyone thank you. Thank you for your support, to everyone who picked up the phone and voted week on week. 

‘We would never have gotten to week seven if it wasn’t for you guys, and this one as well actually.’

Turning to Luba, he added: ‘I couldn’t have gotten to week seven without you darling’ and Luba quipped: ‘No you couldn’t’.

Strictly love: Fellow Strictly pals flooded her post with congratulations

Strictly love: Fellow Strictly pals flooded her post with congratulations 

Adam continued: ‘What a journey it’s been. But unfortunately, our Strictly Come Dancing journey is over. But we had a blast.’ 

Luba then became visibly tearful, causing Adam to laugh and say: ‘Don’t cry! It’s fine Luba. No not again!

‘Sorry guys, she’s very emotional because she feels like she’s not going to see me again, but you’re going to be in my life forever! Don’t worry. I gotta go get her a tissue now.’

Captioning the clip, he wrote: ‘Thank you so much for all your messages and all the love shared!!! We couldn’t have got as far, as we did, with out you !!!

‘But that is it!! Hanging my dancing shoes up for a little while now, going to put my feet up and watch the show from home with the family!!

‘But will look back on this experience with a huge smile on my face. Love from me and this special one @lubamushtuk.’

Exit: Luba and her Strictly partner, Waterloo Road star Adam Thomas, were eliminated from the competition earlier this month

Exit: Luba and her Strictly partner, Waterloo Road star Adam Thomas, were eliminated from the competition earlier this month 



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