20/10/2015 10:14 BST | Updated 20/10/2015 11:59 BST

Strictly Come Dancing's Kristina Rihanoff Swaps Sequins For A Bikini To Pose As Bond Girl Ursula Andress

We’re used to seeing ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ professional dancer Kristina Rihanoff take on different characters each week on the dance show, but this is the first time we’ve seen her as a Bond girl.

And doesn’t she look amazing?

The 38-year-old swapped her sequins for a skimpy bikini to pose as Ursula Andress’ iconic Bond girl Honey Ryder from the 007 movie ‘Dr.No’ for Closer magazine.

Spot the difference: Ursula Andress in 1962's 'Dr. No'

The Russian-born star is almost unrecognisable after stripping off to a white bikini, complete with knife belt and shells in a replica of Ursula’s iconic pose from the 1962 film.

Last week, Kristina was forced to defend her former 'Strictly' dance partner, Daniel O’Donnell, amid claims in the press that she has been slating him behind his back.

It had been reported that she had been “overheard” branding the Irish crooner an “old man” with “no chance” of winning this year’s ‘Strictly’, which she has insisted is not the case at all.

How we're used to seeing Kristina

Setting the record straight after the pair were voted off the BBC One dance show, Kristina angrily took to her Twitter, where she branded the press reports “horrible, disrespectful and rude”, adding: “Everyone knows how much we like working together.”

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