Kara Tointon has revealed she is "really happy" with dancer boyfriend Artem Chigvintsev.

The former EastEnders actress, 29, met Artem, 31, when she competed in - and won - Strictly Come Dancing in 2010, and the pair split their time between their homes in London and Los Angeles.

Kara said: "Meeting Artem was fantastic. We're really happy and everything's going really well.

Loading article content

"I don't like saying too much more than that because I always think you jinx things if you talk about them too much. I just like to go with the flow and let life unfold..."

The actress - who is supporting Galaxy Quick Reads, which are aimed at encouraging more people to get into reading - is also excited about turning 30 this summer.

"I think it's an age where after kidding yourself you're still a teenager, you suddenly think, 'Hey, what happened? - that must mean I'm an adult'," she said.

"But I'm so happy to be in a place where I'm enjoying the work I'm doing, there's nothing better than that, and I feel comfortable in who I am."