Strictly Star Rhys Stephenson Shares Joyous News of Engagement


Popular former Strictly Come Dancing contestant Rhys Stephenson shared a heartwarming moment on Instagram, revealing the delightful news of his engagement to his girlfriend, Beth Johnson. The announcement, made through a sweet selfie featuring Johnson proudly displaying her engagement ring, was met with an outpouring of joy and well-wishes from within the Strictly community and fans alike.

In the Instagram post shared on November 21, Rhys joyfully declared, “She said yes! #caymanislands #engagement,” capturing the couple’s blissful moment amidst the scenic beauty of the Cayman Islands.

The online celebration was quick to follow, with numerous fellow Strictly Come Dancing colleagues expressing their excitement and offering heartfelt congratulations. Professional choreographer Neil Jones, Glitterball trophy winner Rose Ayling-Ellis, co-presenter Tess Daly, contestant Tilly Ramsay, former pro Oti Mabuse, and Strictly: It Takes Two host Janette Manrara were among those sharing in the couple’s joy, expressing their warm wishes and support.


Despite keeping their relationship largely private, Rhys Stephenson playfully referenced his girlfriend, Beth, following a particularly passionate Argentine Tango performance with dance partner Nancy Xu during his time on Strictly. When quizzed about Beth’s reaction to the dance routine, Rhys humorously quipped, “‘Beth said, ‘If I’m not jealous, you’re not doing it right!’ So, Beth, I hope you’re both proud and jealous!”

As the Strictly Come Dancing journey continues to captivate audiences with its dazzling performances, the show airs its spectacular episodes on Saturdays and Sundays on BBC One. For additional backstage insights and discussions, the spin-off series, Strictly: It Takes Two, offers weeknight episodes on BBC Two. Both shows are conveniently available for streaming on BBC iPlayer, ensuring fans never miss a moment of the dance floor magic.