Strictly Come Dancing fans have been left awestruck after the show's professional Katya Jones posed with her ageless mother to celebrate her 60th birthday.
According to Birmingham Mail, BBC Strictly Come Dancing Professional Katya Jones has posted a string of adorable photos on her Instagram account to celebrate her mother's 60th birthday. As the dancer, who was born in Russia, shared the snaps of herself posing alongside her mother, Strictly fans couldn't help but delight at how young her mother looks and the astonishing resemblance the gorgeous pair bear.
Fans were impressed by the pair's resemblance
The snaps showed Katya's mother apparently pirouetting happily, which could have been her childhood inspiration for taking up professional dancing. Another sweet snap showed the 33-year-old reality star all-smiles as she cuddled up alongside her age-defying mother in front of a Christmas tree covered in twinkly lights. She captioned the post with an emotional message that read in English:
'I will always look up to you, 60 going on 21.'
The star then capped up her post with some Russian words - her mother tongue, which translates: 'Happy birthday my dear mommy! I love you endlessly.'
Fans quickly flocked to the comment section to compliment her mother's appearance and the striking resemblance the pair bear. Some even claimed that Katya is the 'spitting image' of her mother, having so many in common, especially their smiles.
One of Katya's 205k followers wrote: 'Oh my god, you are like twins.'
Another echoed, remarking about how Katya's mother looks so young with her age: 'She doesn't look old enough to be your mother - she looks more like a sister.'
A third penned: 'Such a special relationship you have with your Mum Katya. Wishing her much happiness on her special birthday.'
An account commented, wishing Katya luck on her upcoming Strictly return: 'Astonishing resemblance. P.S. Very best wishes for forthcoming series of Strictly, Katya.'
Katya will return to Strictly's upcoming series
Meanwhile, Katya's ex-husband Neil Jones has been confirmed to be dating Love Island star, Chyna Mills. The couple was photographed loved-up as they took a walk down the scenic streets of Paris. Onlookers at the City of Lights claimed that the 40-year-old Strictly and Mills have been visiting Paris' iconic landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower. A source told The Sun about the pair's blossoming romance: 'It’s a new relationship and Neil probably wanted to do something special as they won’t be able to spend as much time together when the Strictly training sessions start.'
Katya was married to Neil in 2013 before the pair went their separate ways in 2019 following a scandal, in which the Russian dancer was spotted kissing her celebrity partner, comedian Sean Walsh. Despite their split, Katya and Neil remain good friends and dancing partners, continuing to collaborate as professionals on the Strictly stage.
Katya, who joined the BBC dancing show in 2016, will soon be joining Neil as Strictly Come Dancing hits the screens later this year with the biggest line-up in history. Joining Katya and Neil in the professional cast would be four brand new faces, which makes the total pro line-up 20.