‘These are scary times’: Strictly’s Nadiya Bychkova recalls ‘there were bombs in our living room’ as she talks about tensions in her war-torn Ukraine
Nadiya Bychkova talks about the struggles of her family still living in war-torn Ukraine.
The 33-year-old professional dancer recalled “keeping a bomb in the living room” years ago and admitted to constantly worrying about whether her country house was okay.
Despite currently living in the UK, she hails from the Ukrainian city of Luhansk, where her family has been fighting a conflict since 2014 that has displaced many.
‘These are scary times’: Strictly’s Nadiya Bychkova recalled ‘there were bombs in our living room’ this week when discussing tensions in her war-torn homeland Ukraine
Nadiya acknowledged that this is a difficult time for herself and the world at this time, noting how the conflict has become a global issue.
In an interview with The Sun, she said her grandmother still lives in Ukraine and her house has no heat or electricity other than “once or twice a day for an hour.”
Realizing her concern, the dancer said, “Since 2014, I’ve been checking YouTube ‘Is my house okay?’ We had bombs in the living room.
Difficult: Nadiya’s mother (pictured) recently returned to Ukraine, but the star explains that the trip took three days.
Struggling: “It’s a scary time, and of course it’s tough, but what the world knows now is really helpful. It helps so many people,” she concluded.
“My grandmother’s house, which had to be repaired, has now been bombed again.”
The Russo-Ukrainian War has been ongoing between Russia and Ukraine since February 2014.
Nadiya went on to say that she has a family member who fled the conflict and was “almost killed” but is now safe.
Her mother, Larisa, returned to Ukraine late last year to visit her grandmother, and it took her three days to get there, the star revealed.
I love it: Nadya also talked about life with her boyfriend Kai Widlington, whom she met on Strictly.
Sweet: The pair have been dating for 11 months and recently spent their first Christmas together
“It’s a scary time, and of course it’s hard, but what the world knows now is really helpful. It helps so many people,” she concluded.
Happily, Nadya also talked about life with her boyfriend Kai Widlington, whom she met on Strictly.
The pair recently spent their first Christmas together with the dancer’s 6-year-old daughter Mira.
And in a recent appearance on Loose Women, she explained that Kai really got recognition from Mila.
Nadiya told the panel, “It wasn’t easy, so it took time. You protect your child as best you can, but he’s great.”
“It took a while, but he has proven himself in every way possible. Mila loves him dearly!”
The dancer shares daughter Mila with her ex-fiancée, Slovenian footballer Matja Škarabotto, whom she divorced in early 2021.
Family: Appearing recently on Loose Women, she explained that Kai really got her seal of approval from her daughter Mila, 6.