Kristina Rihanoff says marriage to Ben Cohen is still "a couple of years" away.

Kristina Rihanoff

Kristina Rihanoff

The former 'Strictly Come Dancing' pro - who met the rugby star while they were performing on the 11th series of the BBC's ballroom competition in 2013 - has two-year-old daughter Mila with her beau, but there are no wedding bells just yet.

Speaking to Hello magazine, she said: "It will probably be in a couple of years. Hopefully we'll gather the family round and it'll happen."

For now, the loved up pair are focused on their work and family, and Kristina described her partner as "the best dad in the world" for their kid.

She added: "Ben is the best dad in the world. Mila is such a daddy's girl and she's always on the go.

"She doesn't stop. She goes to rugby class, and also to dance and yoga with me. She's a very active girl."

Meanwhile Kristina, 41, previously admitted would "love" to return to 'Strictly' in a judging role at some point, but doesn't feel ready to be in the hot seat just yet despite the recent exit of Dame Darcey Bussell.

She said: "Of course I would love to be a judge. But I don't see myself in that role yet ... I think the panel needs another woman and someone from a different background to ballroom dancing, someone from street dancing or a commercial dancing background, who is also a professional dancer and perhaps a judge."

However, she believes bosses could go for an unknown dancer for the judging role because 'Strictly' "makes everybody a household name".

Reflecting on Darcey's judging style, she added: "Darcey was ... a classy lady and always so very kind and true to herself in her comments. She never said something to make a headline."