Graziano di Prima: age, height, relationship status and Zara McDermott

He was partnered up with Love Island's Zara McDermott for Strictly 2023


by Brooke Pollock |
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Graziano Di Prima has been dancing away in the UK’s most famous ballroom for some time now, not only alongside celebrity partners on Strictly, but also as a key dancer in the dazzling professional group numbers.

Throughout his time on the show Graziano has been partnered up with a whole host of celebs including actress Kym Marsh and radio DJ Vick Hope.

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Graziano di Prima ©getty

With Strictly 2023 in full swing, we have decided to give our fave dancers a stalk and familiarise ourselves with the faces that will soon make our Saturday nights worth staying in for.

How old is Graziano di Prima?

He is 29. He was born on 7 July 1994.

When did Graziano di Prima join Strictly Come Dancing?

He has been a part of the Strictly family for five years now, having joined the show in 2018.

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dianne buswell and graziano ©getty

Where is Graziano Di Prima from?

Italian stallion Graziano was born in Sicily.

Who is Graziano Di Prima married to?

Out of the show Graziano is coupled up with fellow dancer Giada Lini who he has been with since 2015, the pair got engaged in May 2019 and married last July.

He took to Instagram after their wedding day to share some beautiful photos of the pair during their special day and captioned the post, “The best day of my life❤️ MR & MRS. DI PRIMA💍 09.07.22”.

Graziano di Prima and Giada Lini ©getty

Graziano revealed that, despite being married, the couple want to focus on their careers before starting a family.

He told the Daily Mail, “We are giving priority to our careers… Our career is not long, so we are going to wait a few years before we think about a family, because I want to still dance, and she wants to still do Dancing With The Stars, but obviously we are thinking about it.”

What happened with Graziano di Prima and Zara McDermott?

Love Island bombshell Zara McDermott became the fifth celebrity to be eliminated from Strictly following Halloween week, after facing Adam Thomas in the dreaded dance off. Zara and Graziano performed their Charleston dance to Jeepers Creepers by Al Donahue and his orchestra in a bid to impress the judges and remain in the competition; unfortunately, it was the couple's time to go.

Following their elimination, Graziano said of his partner, "She has been great for me 8:00am till 21:00pm. Never stopping asking just for a half an hour break. She is literally what Strictly is all about. A real novice, coming in, putting all the hard job. You have such a good soul. You are so humble and I say thank you that I found a friend like you. I have learnt so much from you. And your hard work within six weeks. You have never danced before. I am so proud of you. So proud of you honestly."

What happened between Graziano di Prima and Giovanni Pernice?

Fans thought that Graziano and fellow profesh dancer Giovanni Pernice had a 'bust-up' last season during the final but they seem pretty chummy nowadays so it was probably just a little healthy competition.

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Strictly professionals ©getty

What happened to Kym Marsh and Graziano di Prima on Strictly?

Graziano was partnered with Coronation Street actress Kym during the 20th series last year. Kym tested positive for COVID-19 a few weeks into the competition.

Announcing the news, a Strictly spokesperson said, "Kym Marsh has tested positive for Covid-19. As a result, Kym and Graziano will not be taking part in Strictly Come Dancing this weekend. Strictly Come Dancing protocols mean that all being well, they will return the following week."

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Graziano and Kym ©getty

The pair weren’t destined to lift the Glitterball as Graziano and Kym were eliminated during week nine.

Does Graziano di Prima have a Guinness World Record?

Yes, he does. He gained the record for 90 Botafogo Samba steps in 30 seconds on Strictly’s aftershow It Takes Two.

What is Graziano di Prima Instagram?

His Instagram handle is @grazianodiprima.

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