Strictly Come Dancing partners Aj Odudu and Kai Widdrington have finally addressed the rumours about their romantic relationship.
The Radio 1 DJ and professional dancer appeared on the Strictly spin off show, It Takes Two, on Wednesday and Janette Manrara quizzed the couple about the nature of their special relationship.
Speculation began when a source claimed that the dance partners had form a close bond and that AJ could even see herself falling for her professional partner.
The simmering rumour sizzled up on Saturday after their romantic performance for Movie Week of The Bodyguard inspired dance to Whitney Houston’s I Have Nothing.
The intimate number ended with Kai saying to AJ on his microphone for everyone to hear: “I love you.”
Janette grilled the duo about their supposedly budding romance, she said: “Speaking of romance and the characters, you were both saying you wanted to bring romance to the floor and I think you really did because Kai you said this at the end of the performance…” Janette proceeded to play the clip from the live show of Kai saying "I love you.”
Janette continued: "It was happiness! Do you find that you’re getting a bit of a deeper connection in this partnership?"
The duo let out a giggle at the direct question, but Kai put his outburst of affection down to AJ excelling at the American Smooth, which scored them an impressive 36 points.
He said: “I think that was all down to just the tough, tough week that we had and the fact that we got to the end of the performance and it was flawless and you smashed it, and you did all the lifts brilliant, did all the technique perfect.”
The 25 year old dancer told AJ she was a “little superstar” after their romantic performance.
AJ echoed her dance partner’s sentiments, avoiding all mentions of a romance.
She added: “We were both just relieved, you were just gripping onto my neck!” before briefly holding his hand.
In spite of their coy response, a source told The Sun that AJ and Kai's romance is reportedly heating up behind the scenes: “Everyone backstage is talking about the sparks flying between AJ and Kai. It’s very passionate and intense whenever they’re together.
“They’re both single and have really hit it off and everyone on the show is saying it’s only a matter of time.”
“They’re always laughing and flirting — romance is 100% on the cards.”
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