Strictly Come Dancing stars AJ Odudu and Kai Widdrington have addressed romance rumours.
On Saturday night, the pair danced the American Smooth to Whitney Houston’s I Have Nothing from The Bodyguard for Movie Week,
Following the intimate dance, Kai was heard telling AJ: “I love you.”
The sweet moment came amid reports AJ is “falling for” her dance partner, and that “sparks were flying” between the pair on and off the dancefloor.
Kai and AJ appeared on the Strictly spin off show It Takes Two on Wednesday, where they were quizzed about the romance rumours.
Janette Manrara 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…”
She then played 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 pair giggled, and Kai then 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 added: “We were both just relieved, you were just gripping onto my neck!” before briefly holding his hand.
It comes after a source told The Sun: “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,” the insider added.
“They’re always laughing and flirting — romance is 100 per cent on the cards. Kai is totally AJ’s type. He’s got loads of banter and he’s been blown away by her, too.”
“She’s always been really work-orientated and put her career first and now her two worlds have collided.”