The final of Strictly Come Dancing 2018 is on the horizon.

An initial 15 contestants waltzed onto the dance floor in the first round yet only one of them will be crowned the winner.

One of the contestants still in with a chance of taking home the Glitterball trophy is multi-talented Lauren Steadman!

Here’s what we found out from Lauren’s Instagram…

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Lauren Has Two Adorable Dogs

First things first let’s just address the fact that Lauren has two of the cutest German Shepherd dogs ever.

Her Instagram is a choc-a-block with pics of the two loves of her life – Robin and Meric.

Lauren’s 61.7k followers are probably there for the pups alone.

Meric Belle even has her own Instagram – @meric_thegsd.

Lauren is a Sports Superstar

One thing everyone probably already knows about Lauren is that she’s an extremely talented Paralympian.

In 2009 she represented Great Britain at the IPC Swimming World Championships and took the gold medal.

The 25-year-old also took home a silver medal in 2016 in the women’s Paratriathlon.

Lauren also has two bronze medals from the 2009 and 2011 IPC European Swimming Championships.

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2018 World Champion. 😱😬🇦🇺🥇 – – Words cannot describe just what regaining the world title meant to me….It has taken two years to fight my way back to the top and it wasn’t the easiest of journeys, but with determination, resilience and hard work, it became possible. I would like to say thank you to all my friends and family, and those who’ve believed in me, even when I didn’t! @areteltd @brittri @jonnyriall @scvitalfitness @portsmouthuni @upandrunning_uk @paultilley – – – Thank you to my coach @robin.a.brew within a year you have refocused my mindset, given me the confidence to push my boundaries and allowed me to love my sport once again- an impossible feat without your support and guidance. It was great to have you out here in Australia supporting me the whole way! – – But the biggest thank you goes to my training partner @bowsh33 you are the reason I won the world championships! You didn’t even realise it but you pushed me to train harder everyday, you gave me a reason to get up ridiculously early, amused me with your witty ‘comments’ and you never gave up on me- even if I was a grumpy girl! Thank you for being you- I have loved training alongside you! 💛 – – – To my sponsors for their continued support @asicseurope @speedouk @scienceinsport @btownbikes @trekbikes @iambikefit – – – And lastly to my new partner in crime @aj11ace and family @bbcstrictly …next stop London Town to learn some new moves!!! 💄💃🏻🕺🏻👠✨

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Does Lauren Have Siblings?

Yes. Lauren has one 22-year-old sister called Ellen.

Ellen Steadman is a self-employed hair stylist.

Her company, Ellen Steadman Hair, is based in Peterborough.

Lauren is an Overachiever

As if Lauren hadn’t done enough by winning bronze, silver and gold medals, she’s also got two degrees!

Lauren studied Psychology at Portsmouth University and went back to complete a Master’s degree in Business and Management.

And of course, she finished with a distinction.

Lauren is a Keen Baker

If there’s one thing that’s apparent from Lauren’s social media, it’s that she loves a treat.

It looks like she certainly has her fair share of healthy meals including protein porridge and eggs benedict, but Lauren clearly has a hobby in baking.

You never know, The Great British Bake Off could be her next venture!



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