Kara Tointon, the British actress best known for playing 'Dawn Swann' on Eastenders, has moved in with boyfriend Artem Chigvintsev, according to Hello Magazine. The couple, who met on the Bbc1 reality dancing show, says they are "enjoying having that nice settled feeling".
The couple began seriously dating following their appearance on last year's Strictly, although Kara initially vowed to stay single for several years. She previously dated her Eastenders co-star Joe Swash but the pair finally split in May 2010. As for wedding plans, Tointon claims she's much happier enjoying life than worrying about her big day, saying, "I dream of getting married one day but, at the moment, we're just happy being happy. Don't get me wrong, I would love to. But my parents never married and are still together. I would rather have a nice life together than worry about a silly date". The 28-year-old, who recently appeared in Fhm's 100 Sexiest Women poll, decided to take a break from acting and become an interior designer, however, her plans were scuppered when she was offered a starring role alongside Rupert Everett in the West End play 'Pygmalion'.
Earlier this year, Tointon also starred in the horror series 'Bedlam', with singer Will Young and Charlotte Salt. The show centred around a haunted insane asylum-turned-apartment building.