It’s been a busy year for Luke Campbell with training for and participating in the Olympics, before taking part in Dancing On Ice. So the gold medallist and his fiancee Lynsey Kraanen were thrilled to finally get some quality time in Dubai recently. The Bantamweight boxer, 25, and long-term love Lynsey, 26, enjoyed a sunshine holiday at the JA Palm Tree Court Hotel.
Brunette model Lynsey showed off her slim figure in a halterneck, animal-print bikini as she frolicked in the sea with her husband-to-be. As well as enjoying a swim in the sea, the pair tried out paddle-boarding on the calm seas.
The pair’s holiday comes nearly five months after Lynsey gave birth to their second son Lincoln at their home in Hull.
Luke ended up delivering the baby alongside his future father-in-law Charlie Kraanen after emergency services didn’t arrive in time. Speaking to The Sun last December, he said: ‘I wasn’t scared before my Olympic final, but when we realised the baby was coming and we had no midwife or professional help, that was scary. ‘Lynsey did incredibly well, she had no pain relief. I’ve had a few knocks in the ring but this was another level. Luckily everyone’s fine.’
Lynsey was five months pregnant with Lincoln when she watched Luke win gold in the 56kg Bantamweight division after beating Ireland’s John Joe Nevin. However, when it came to the birth of his first son Leo three years ago, Luke ended up missing the baby’s arrival into the world because he was stuck in training camp in France.
Luke and Lynsey started dating when they were 19 and are engaged, but have yet to set a wedding date. The boxer joked he had only signed up for Dancing On Ice to avoid setting a date. He and professional partner Jenna Smith ended up in third place on the DOI final last month.