Chris Taylor and Maura Higgins have poked fun at the ongoing romance rumours surrounding the Love Island duo.
The reality stars further addressed the speculation in a hilarious new TikTok video, where Chris joked that he thought he was “finally getting out of the friendzone.”
Maura undertook the latest trend on the video-sharing platform, which sees men and women tease each other into thinking they are about to get intimate.
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The Longford beauty is seen kneeling between Chris’ legs, only to reach beneath the couch to grab a TV remote.
Sharing the video on his Instagram, Chris captioned the post: “When you THINK you’ve shawshanked the friend-zone.”
“Ahhh…friend-zone, nice to see you again, how’s life? The kids well? Excellent. Yeeeeeeah, had better days actually mate.”
“See you soon though yeah!? Lovely????????♂️,” he added.
Speaking to Vicky Pattison on her The Secret To podcast, Chris previously addressed the dating rumours when asked if there was any truth to them.
Chris bluntly replied: “No. No, we’re not.”
When Vicky said she believes they would make the “best couple”, Chris responded: “Yeah, potentially.”
He continued: “We’ve never really thought about it like that, we’re just super close mates. We care about each other, we look out for each other, we basically bully each other.”
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“I don’t think we ever say anything nice to each other’s faces, but that’s our banter. She’s Irish and it’s the Irish banter and that’s my kind of banter.”
“If you were around us together you’d think, ‘These two f**king hate each other!’ [But] we don’t…”
“We like each other and the thing is, it’s never been something that’s crossed our minds and it wouldn’t happen for the fact that we don’t want to ruin our friendship.”
He added: “We don’t see each other that way. We’re platonic, as they say, platonic friends.”
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