BBC Strictly Come Dancing winner says it's 'not the same' as he's supported in personal challenge

Strictly Come Dancing's Jowita Przystal and Hamza Yassin
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Strictly Come Dancing winner Hamza Yassin has been flooded with support as he told fans he was taking on a new personal challenge. The 34-year-old took to social media with a video in which he said working towards 'hot boy winter'.

Hamza, who won the hit BBC One dance contest in 2022 alongside his professional dancer partner Jowita Przystal has vowed to lose some weight ready for Christmas this year.

The wildlife cameraman and CBeebies presenter took to X, formerly known as Twitter, with a candid video about his aims for his weight loss journey as he finished up a workout in his own home gym.

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Visibly sweating on his forehead and face, he stood with a smile on his face as he stated his goal for his 53,000 followers: "There you go. Workout done for the day in the home gym. Instead of hot girls summer, it's gonna be hot boy winter. I'm getting ready for Christmas dinner and New Year's.

"So work hard now, so I can eat as much as I can come winter. Hopefully there's people out there enjoying it. If you are exercising and having a home gym, put a comment below." He added: "Home Gym exercises, and what are your goals? Mine is to hit 100 kilos hopefully."

"So we'll see. I've got a bit of work to go. See you all soon." Hamza then wrote alongside the post: "What are you goals!!! Mine is to reach 100kg by Christmas, and get fit again. Join in and let’s support each other! #homegym."

Hamza shared the update on social media -Credit:Hamza Yassin Twitter
Hamza shared the update on social media -Credit:Hamza Yassin Twitter

And the comments quickly came flooding in. @Audfromthewest said: "Good luck, if you can put us as much flair and commitment as you do to your wonderful wildlife camera work, you’ll manage it! I shall think of you when I hit the gym each morning!" @carolfntn wrote: "Good luck..keep dancing too you were amazing."

@lMrsBrand replied: "I think you are so dedicated to everything you do - you are sure to succeed!" @UncleBernie3 posted: "You gotta keep dancing. I’m at least twice your age. You’ve inspired me, so it’s my turn to get you moving." @kittycat542 added: "You look amazing now and will look amazing in winter."

But when @LizCorps said: "I'm with you Hamza, but it gets harder to lose weight as one matures!! However, keeping fit by various types of exercise helps! Didn't your wonderful dance routines help??" Hamza replied: "You're very right liz. I can feel how much harder it is to stay fit now that I’m a little bit older. My dance routines and dancing alone is not the same without Jowita. But I still keep dancing."

It comes after Hamza and Jowita, 29, were seen enjoying a reunion back in June when they headed, alongside Janette Manrara, to watch Nadiya bychkova and Kai Widdrington in their own show. They also reunited in May, with Hamza heading to watch Jowita while she was out on the road with her co-stars in the Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals tour.

Sharing a selfie of the pair on Instagram at the time, Jowita said: "#friendsforlife. Thank you so much for coming last night. Hope you enjoyed it ! Until next time partner," to which Hamza replied: "I loved the show. I sooo wanted to get up on stage and dance with you guys. Until next time indeed."