They’ve been paired up for only a matter of weeks, but that doesn’t mean that rumours aren’t already circulating that AJ Pritchard and Mollie King are enjoying a budding romance behind the scenes of Strictly Come Dancing.
The adorable young pair quickly won over viewers on the first live show of the 2017 series, scoring an impressive score of 23 with their feisty jive.
But it seems what fans really want to know is whether or not romance is blossoming between the duo, who have an age gap of eight years.
Former Saturday’s star Mollie fanned the flames of rumoured love further when she posted a recent sweet picture of the pair before appearing on Strictly’s spin-off show It Takes Two.
She captioned the shot of the pair looking delighted and grinning from ear to ear saying, “When you’re filming #ItTakesTwo and realise you look like guests at a wedding 🤣🍾”
And fans clearly agreed, with many predicting future happiness for the couple. One Instagram user wrote “You two make a lovely couple”, while a second agreed, “I think they are going to fall in love…”
And it appears that neither Mollie, 30 nor AJ, 22, are making any attempt to quash the rumours of a Strictly romance.
When asked after the live show whether he and Mollie were also a couple outside of the ballroom, AJ simply said, “That question will have to stay on everyone’s lips!”
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But he was quick to show his admiration of his singer partner, saying “But she is gorgeous and has the sexiest bum on the show.”
The couple have spent time rehearsing intensely for Strictly’s live shows over the past three weeks, regularly posting updates on their sessions on their respective social media accounts.
They posted a particularly intimate picture on 27th September, which showed the pair practising a more sexy dance move…
And clearly, the couple are getting on like a house on fire too. AJ confessed, “Time flies when we are together. We are always laughing.”
“We are spending so much time together. We are training eight hours a day – our bond can only get stronger,”
He continued, “It was such a relief to get Mollie as it’s not good if you don’t get along with your partner. For me it’s a dream come true.”
AJ and Mollie continued to fuel romance rumours after Saturday’s live show too, as they headed out to enjoy a night on the town together, partying at top London club Gilgamesh into the wee hours of the night.
However, Mollie has previously dismissed the rumours of romance between her and 22-year-old AJ, saying “I hardly even know him well so far, so there’s no truth in that.
“But he’s such a sweetheart and obviously he is a beautiful boy so I’m very lucky.”