This week the rugby league player with the cheeky grin, 29-year-old Bodene Thompson hit the cobbles in Manchester. The former Warrior is playing for Leigh Centurions on a two-year contract. Thompson made 58 appearances across three seasons with the Warriors after joining the team in 2015.
On Thursday, the love of his life, dancing sensation Kaea Pearce, 20, joined him in the UK.
Pearce, who has danced back-up for Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna and The Weeknd has packed up her life in New Zealand and will hopefully make the most of Manchester’s vibrant entertainment scene.
Pearce, who spent the end of last year with her mentor Parris Goebel travelling the globe on the 2017 Parris Project World Tour, is sure to take advantage of being so close to the international dancing scene.
Among the many friends who wished the couple adieu, was singer Stan Walker, who said he would see them soon.