Strictly Come Dancing star finds Ukrainian partner’s family in Poland

Judge Robert Rinder posts pictures of Oksana Platero’s grandparents and aunt safe across border after week-long flight from war

A Ukrainian member of the Strictly Come Dancing troupe has expressed her thanks and “limitless” love for her former celebrity partner after he tracked down her family in Poland after a seven-day journey to flee Russia’s invasion.

Robert Rinder, 43, a barrister and broadcaster, has been posting social media updates from eastern Europe on his quest to find the family of Oksana Platero, his partner on the show in 2016. Platero, 33, has been unable to travel herself due to work commitments in the US.

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