The seven remaining couples made light work of the lindy hip hop challenge during Saturday night’s (November 24th) show.

It was Faye Tozer and Giovanni Pernice who appeared to dazzle the judges the most, busting out a very intimate waltz.

As with every Strictly partnership, romance rumours have swirled around Faye and Giovanni.

Here’s everything you need to know about Faye, her previous marriage and current husband!

Faye Tozer - (C) BBC - Photographer: Ray Burmiston
Faye Tozer – (C) BBC – Photographer: Ray Burmiston

Who is Faye Tozer?

Faye is an English singer and songwriter who rose to fame in the late 1990s and early noughties thanks to her role in girl group Steps.

Steps’ ‘happy pop’ genre enjoyed huge success between 1997-2001, where they sold over 25 million records worldwide.

After a 10-year break, the group reformed in 2011 for tours, new singles and a Christmas album.

Their latest album came out just last year and was called Tears on the Dancefloor – a sixth studio album should hit the stores in 2018!

How Old is Faye Tozer?

Faye Tozer was born on November 14th, 1975.

This means that she recently turned 43 years old and is a Scorpio.

Giovanni Pernice, Faye Tozer - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy
Giovanni Pernice, Faye Tozer – (C) BBC – Photographer: Guy Levy

Who is Faye Tozer Married to?

Faye is married to 36-year-old IT specialist and software engineer Michael Smith.

The pair tied the knot in 2009 at Beamish Hall in County Durham. The wedding was also broadcasted on an episode of Celebrity Four Weddings on Sky Living.

Ten months prior, Faye and Michael had their first child together, Benjamin Barrington. He is now nine years old.

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Faye Tozer: First Marriage!

Faye’s first marriage was with Danish-born Jasper Irn, who is now 52.

Jasper, a long-haired drummer, was 29 when he met 20-year-old Faye. They enjoyed a whirlwind 10-year romance where they married in 1999.

However, following the break-up of Steps in 2001, their marriage slowly plummetted to the point where Faye filed for divorce in 2006.

Speaking to The Sun on Sunday, Jasper said:

She (Faye) became cold and distant to me and suddenly, after almost 10 wonderful years together, everything started falling apart.

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One day she told me, ‘I’ve had enough. I don’t want to see you any more’. I was shocked.”


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