Strictly's Nicola Adams looks loved-up with girlfriend Ella Baig... as same-sex ...

She's set to become the first celebrity contestant in Strictly Come Dancing's history to compete as part of a same-sex couple.

And Nicola Adams appeared to be enjoying the down time before rehearsals start as she put on a loved-up display with model girlfriend Ella Baig during a quad bike ride while on their recent trip to Mykonos.

However the snaps come as it was revealed that although the retired boxer, 37, has yet to appear on the BBC dancing show, people have already complained about her pairing.

Couple: Nicola Adams appeared to be in good spirits as she enjoyed a quad bike ride with her girlfriend Ella Baig during their recent trip to Mykonos, Greece

Couple: Nicola Adams appeared to be in good spirits as she enjoyed a quad bike ride with her girlfriend Ella Baig during their recent trip to Mykonos, Greece

Nicola appeared to be in good spirits and could not stop smiling as she enjoyed a drive with her bikini-clad girlfriend.

The athlete kept things casual during the outing in a tie-dye t-shirt and navy blue shorts which she paired with a black baseball cap and sunglasses. 

Meanwhile model Ella donned a tiny animal print bikini and let her long blonde locks cascade over her shoulders as she held onto Nicola's waist.

On Wednesday it was revealed that the BBC has already received complaints from some viewers about Nicola's same-sex pairing on Strictly Come Dancing.

Happy: The retired boxer kept things casual in a tie-dye t-shirt and appeared to be in good spirits as she drove along the street

Happy: The retired boxer kept things casual in a tie-dye t-shirt and appeared to be in good spirits as she drove along the street 

The competition isn't due to start until November 7, but it is thought that more than 100 people have already complained after a statement was posted online by the broadcaster.

The BBC said: 'Strictly Come Dancing is an inclusive show and is proud to have featured same sex dancing amongst the professional dancers in group numbers in previous series.

'We have stated, in the past, that we are open to the prospect of including same sex pairings between our celebrities and professional dancers, should the opportunity arise.

'Nicola Adams requested an all-female pairing, which we are happy to facilitate. The show is first and foremost about dance, the sex of each partner within a coupling should have no bearing on their routine.'

Loved-up: Nicola is set to become the first celebrity contestant in Strictly's history to compete as part of a same-sex couple (pictured with Ella, who she lives with in Leeds)

Loved-up: Nicola is set to become the first celebrity contestant in Strictly's history to compete as part of a same-sex couple (pictured with Ella, who she lives with in Leeds)

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