We look back at the couples who have graced the dance floor over the years and see if the magic ends once the dancing shoes come off.X Factor Romances Over The Years Picture Editor: Sandra Waibl dance floor again with former rugby star Ben Cohen.Jimi is certainly a TV favourite, having appeared on the 2010 series of Strictly Come Dancing where he was partnered with Flavia Cacace, who he is now engaged to.MORE: Michelle Keegan set to leave Weatherfield after six years on the cobbles And it’s thought his credentials – including East Is East and The Guru – attracted ITV bosses.East Is East star Jimi Mistry has bagged a role in ITV favourite Coronation Street – because bosses want the show to be a ‘bit more blokey’.The actor, whose first scenes will air in November, will be playing Gary Windass’ personal trainer friend, Khalid. ‘Bosses want to inject a bit more blokeyness into the show and think Jimi’s character Khal, as he’ll be known, will be just the ticket,’ an insider said.
Producer Stuart Blackburn said: "I'm thrilled to welcome Jimi to in 2010, when he was partnered with professional dancer Flavia Cacace.
"We're constantly together – either at my place or his.
We're still very new so there's much more left to grow hopefully.
‘Jimi is a great actor and also brings a bit of showbiz sparkle with him after taking part in Strictly and dating Flavia,’ the source added.
He’s no stranger to soap life, having played doctor Frederico Fonseca in East Enders in 1999. Coronation Street producer Stuart Blackburn said: ‘I’m thrilled to welcome Jimi to Coronation Street.