Strictly’s Nicola Adams arrives for training the morning after her model girlfriend Ella Baig, 22, threw her a surprise 38th birthday party
She’s working hard on her next Strictly routine.
But Nicola Adams enjoyed a break from her hectic training routine on Monday when her girlfriend Ella Baig threw her a birthday surprise to mark the boxer’s 38th birthday.
Nicola was pictured arriving for another day of training on Tuesday, after her fun night in with Ella and her Strictly dance partner Katya Jones.
Morning after: Nicola was pictured arriving for another day of Strictly training on Tuesday, after celebrating her 38th birthday with girlfriend Ella Baig and dance partner Katya Jone
Flashing a smile, the star dressed down in a padded green jacket as she emerged from her car and headed into the dance studio to meet Katya.
Nicola was pulling a suitcase behind her after travelling from her home in Leeds for the final few days of training before Saturday’s live show at Elstree studios.
On Monday Ella made sure Nicola had a birthday to remember as she decorated their shared home with balloons and streamers.
Sharing snaps of her efforts on Instagram, the model explained she’d invited Katya over too, as her girlfriend is in a bubble with her professional partner.
Another busy day! Flashing a smile, the star dressed down in a padded green jacket as she emerged from her car and headed into the dance studio to meet Katya
Wow! Celebrating the boxer’s birthday was her Strictly dance partner Katya Jones, 31, who surprised her with a huge Glitterball cake, after filming Strictly Takes Two
Ella also compiled a heartwarming collection of moments the couple have shared during their relationship to mark Nicola’s big day.
Posting the montage to Instagram, Ella added sweet captions here and there, such as: ‘Happy Birthday baby! Thank you for all the adventures we’ve shared…
‘When this little man came and stole you away from me’ alongside snaps of their pet pooch.
Sweet: Meanwhile Ella made sure Nicola had a birthday to remember as she decorated their shared home with balloons and streamers
One to remember! Katya made sure Nicola had some fun during training and filming
‘The events we slayyyyed… All the battles we’ve faced… Happy Birthday baby!!! I hope you have the most amazing day. I love you!’
Sharing a photo of herself in her decorated flat with her beloved pet dog, Nicola wrote on Instagram on Tuesday:
‘Thank you @ella.baig for throwing me a mini surprise lockdown party yesterday, it made me so happy because I wasn’t expecting it! It’s the best birthday I’ve had!
Thank you to everyone at Strictly for my cake and a big thanks to @mrs_katjones not only for my T-Rex socks but for dressing up as one too!’
Best birthday ever: Sharing a photo of herself in her decorated flat with her beloved pet dog, Nicola wrote on Instagram on Tuesday: ‘Thank you @ella.baig for throwing me a mini surprise lockdown party’
Nicola and Ella have been together for two years and bought a house together in Leeds after dating for just one-year, after meeting on a night out.
Ella explained that she had recently finished studying at university in the city and was completely unaware of who Nicola was at the time.
She recalled how she had drunkenly asked a pal who the pro boxer was when other people started to take pictures.
After telling her friend that she didn’t at first think Nicola was attractive, the pair started to talk and soon hit it off as they started to date.
Sweet: On her main Instagram page, model Ella shared a glossy shot of herself with Nicola, along with a heartfelt caption
Friends for life! To mark Nicola’s birthday on social media, her professional dance partner Katya shared an empowering clip of the boxer presenting a MOBO award