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Kings and Queens are a dance group who made it to the Semi-Finals in Series 8 of Britain's Got Talent. The group includes Kai, a former finalist who had previously participated as Kai and Natalia.

In their audition, they danced to a mix of Latin tracks, after which Alesha Dixon commented 'If you don't make it to the final, I'll eat my arm'.

In the Semi-Finals, they danced to a range of modern club music, and were told by the judges that they were 'in danger of losing their Latin dance style'. They did not get to the Final.

After BGT

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Two of the members, Neil and Katya Jones, would end up years later appearing as professionals on BBC talent show Strictly Come Dancing, following an appearance on the annual Strictly tour and impressing Craig Revel Horwood, one of the judges. Katya debuted in Series 14 and won Series 15 of Strictly in 2017 with Holby City actor Joe McFadden. Katya's other celebrity partners on the show have included politician Ed Balls, comedian Sean Walsh and BBC Breakfast host Mike Bushell (pictured right with Katya performing a Charleston), Boxer Nicola Adams, & Olympic Swimmer Adam Peaty.

Neil debuted in Series 14 as a spare professional and his only celebrity partners have been Series 17's England footballer Alex Scott and Series 19's Stage and Screen Actor Nina Wadia.

Between 2017 & 2020 Kai became a professional dancer on the Irish Version of Dancing With The Stars, his highest placement being 2nd in both 2018 & 2020.

In Late October 2020 Widdrington was announced as a new professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing and danced throughout the Series as part of the pre-recorded professional dancer dances, and so was therefore unpartnered. Within this time Katya also became the first dancer on Strictly to dance alongside a celebrity partner of the same gender, by dancing alongside boxer Nicola Adams, however the pair withdrew after they were chosen to advance following their dance off performance against Jason Bell & Luba Mushtuk as Katya tested positive for COVID-19, however the pair returned as guest performers during the Final. In 2021 Widdrington received his first ever celebrity partner in the form of TV Presenter AJ Odudu.

Ksenia Zsikhotska & Ryan McShane also became professional dancers on the Irish Version of Dancing With The Stars.

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