Molly Rainford flashes her taut abs ahead of Strictly live show with Helen Skelton and Fleur East


Molly Rainford flashed her taut abs as she headed to Strictly Come Dancing rehearsals on Saturday after MailOnline revealed she’s dating Nikita Kuzmin. 

The actress, 21, was joined by fellow contestants Helen Skelton and Fleur East as the departed their hotel in London. 

She looked incredible in a black crop top with black joggers and platform converse as she prepared for her glitzy appearance on the dance floor this evening. 

Gearing up: Molly Rainford, 21, flashed her taut abs as she headed to Strictly Come Dancing rehearsals on Saturday after MailOnline revealed she’s dating Nikita Kuzmin

Molly layered over a padded fleece jacket and carried a small Prada handbag as well as a black suitcase. 

Elsewhere Helen, smiled beneath a charcoal baseball cap, opted for a grey crop top and leggings with sheer mesh panels. 

She threw over a bomber jacket and slipped into a pair of white leather trainers to complete her casual look. 

Exciting: The actress was joined by fellow contestant Helen Skelton as they departed their hotel in London and got ready to take to the dance floor

Exciting: The actress was joined by fellow contestant Helen Skelton as they departed their hotel in London and got ready to take to the dance floor

Stylish: Fleur East followed closely behind, wearing an Adidas sports bra with a pair of straight leg jeans and bright orange long coat

Stylish: Fleur East followed closely behind, wearing an Adidas sports bra with a pair of straight leg jeans and bright orange long coat

Fleur followed closely behind, wearing an Adidas sports bra with a pair of straight leg jeans and  bright orange long coat. 

Joining them was fellow contestant Kym Marsh who wore an oversized grey tracksuit and carried a khaki fur-trimmed parka. 

Ellie Taylor, Jayde Adams, Tyler West and Will Mellor were also spotted departing the hotel and heading to the studio for the live show.  

Out and about: Joining them was fellow contestant Kym Marsh who wore an oversized grey tracksuit

Beaming! She carried a khaki fur-trimmed parka and hopped into a waiting car

Out and about: Joining them was fellow contestant Kym Marsh who wore an oversized grey tracksuit

On her way! Comedian Ellie Taylor wore  a cat printed cardigan with black yoga pants and platform trainers

On her way! Comedian Ellie Taylor wore  a cat printed cardigan with black yoga pants and platform trainers

Will looked in good spirits after he was spotted looking exhausted following his first practice session of the week, after being too sick with the flu to rehearse. 

The contestants were joined by professional dancers Karen Hauer, Motsi Mabuse, Nancy Xu and Carlos Gu. 

It comes as strictly professional dancer Nikita and celebrity contestant Molly put on a flirty display at the National Television Awards this week. 

Almost time: Jayde Adams opted for a stylish pair of wide leg sporty trousers and sipped on a coffee

Almost time: Jayde Adams opted for a stylish pair of wide leg sporty trousers and sipped on a coffee

Ready to go: Tyler West was beaming ahead of the live show

Ready to go: Tyler West was beaming ahead of the live show

He's back! Will Mellor looked in good spirits after he was spotted looking exhausted following his first practice session of the week, after being too sick with the flu to rehearse

He’s back! Will Mellor looked in good spirits after he was spotted looking exhausted following his first practice session of the week, after being too sick with the flu to rehearse

Nikita, 24, who split from his girlfriend of five-years fellow dancer Nicole Wirt, was spotted getting cosy with the actress after MailOnline exclusively revealed that they are dating. 

MailOnline revealed that the pair couldn’t keep their eyes off each other as they flirted together until the early hours after the awards ceremony. 

Their blossoming romance comes a week after it was revealed that Nikita, who’s partnered with Paralympic swimmer Ellie Simmonds, had split from his girlfriend, Nicole Wirt.

All good: Motsi Mabuse gave a thumbs up

All good: Motsi Mabuse gave a thumbs up 

Out and about: Karen Hauer wore a padded coat with a purple knit

Sleek: She shielded her eyes with a pair of sunglasses

 Out and about: Karen Hauer wore a padded coat with a purple knit 

A source told MailOnline: ‘Molly and Nikita couldn’t keep their eyes off each other the entire evening.

‘They didn’t mind who could see them flirting and chatting away – and Molly had a huge smile on her face.’

They added: ‘The chemistry between them was clear and they even waited until they had both safely got into taxis at the end of the night – but it appeared that they were making arrangements to continue the after party just the two of them.’

Casual: Carlos Gu wrapped up in a North Face gilet that he teamed with grey joggers

Casual: Carlos Gu wrapped up in a North Face gilet that he teamed with grey joggers

Relaxed: Nancy Xu donned her slippers with a patterned poncho

Relaxed: Nancy Xu donned her slippers with a patterned poncho

Nikita and Molly were seen leaving the NTAs after-party, which was held at Wembley’s Brent Civic Centre, together, resisting the urge to hold hands as they left the venue.

MailOnline has approached Strictly and Molly’s representatives for comment. 

Nikita and Molly partied until 1am despite needing to be up for training ahead of the Strictly live show on Saturday – while many of their co-stars opted to skip the ceremony.

Gorgeous: It comes as strictly professional dancer Nikita and celebrity contestant Molly put on a flirty display at the National Television Awards this week (Pictured at the awards)

Gorgeous: It comes as strictly professional dancer Nikita and celebrity contestant Molly put on a flirty display at the National Television Awards this week (Pictured at the awards)

It's all over: Their blossoming romance comes a week after it was revealed that Nikita had split from his girlfriend of five years, Nicole Wirt (The former couple pictured)

It’s all over: Their blossoming romance comes a week after it was revealed that Nikita had split from his girlfriend of five years, Nicole Wirt (The former couple pictured)

A source said Nikita was keen to ‘focus’ on this series of Strictly and the pair’s long distance relationship was no longer working for them. 

Nikita is competing for the Strictly Glitter Ball trophy this year with swimmer Ellie while CBBC presenter Molly has already topped the leaderboard alongside her professional partner Carlos Gu. 

In the last BBC series, Nikita was rumoured to be dating his celebrity partner Tilly Ramsay, 20, but the pair are just good friends. 

Loved-up: A source told MailOnline: 'Molly and Nikita couldn't keep their eyes off each other the entire evening'

Loved-up: A source told MailOnline: ‘Molly and Nikita couldn’t keep their eyes off each other the entire evening’ 

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