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He was spotted laughing up a storm with dance partner Nadiya Bychkova as they enjoyed a lunch date in the London sunshine.
But the smile was quickly wiped from Lee Ryan's face when he returned to his car and discovered he had been slapped with a parking ticket on Tuesday afternoon.
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The Strictly Come Dancing star, 35, looked miffed as he realised he had suffered the misfortune of being hit with a fine after taking a break from his relentless rehearsal schedule to grab a bite with Nadiya.
The duo - who are set to make their dance debut this weekend with a beautiful waltz - were seen sharing a laugh as they strolled through the capital together.
Lee - Nadiya - Friendship - Strictly - Coffee
Lee and Nadiya have sparked up a close friendship since being paired up together for Strictly, and after grabbing a coffee were seen laughing at something on their phone as they walked through London.
Nadiya was looking effortlessly stylish in a black leather jacket and skinny sports leggings, finishing the ensemble with a matching hoodie and a small handbag.
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This isn't the first time Lee and Nadiya have been spotted enjoying each other's company outside of the training room, as they were also seen leaving practice together over the weekend.
Their outing comes ahead of the much-anticipated first Strictly live show of the series, which will see them dance a waltz to The Eagles' Take It To The Limit.
Lee - Friendship - Reports - Kazakhstani - Diora
Meanwhile Lee's close friendship comes amid reports that he is dating Kazakhstani Diora Romanova, a beauty pageant star who is 13 years his junior.
A source told The Sun: 'Diora's an upcoming model in Europe so it's...
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