Strictly’s Mollie King and AJ ARE secretly dating after all!

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by Emma Dodds |
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After weeks of speculation, it has finally been CONFIRMED that Strictly Come Dancing partners Mollie King and AJ Pritchard ARE secretly dating.

Mollie, 30, and AJ, 23, have been working together for the past couple of months during their time on Strictly.

In that time, they've not been able to shake off dating rumours - and it's not surprising, given the palpable chemistry between them.

Their Rumba to Hopelessly Devoted To You from Grease at the weekend in particular raised eyebrows, sparking rumours that they'd had a cheeky kiss on the dancefloor.

WATCH: Mollie and AJ Rumba to ‘Hopelessly Devoted To You’ from Grease

The beautiful routine was arguably one of Mollie's best performances on the show to date, but one moment in particular set tongues wagging.

AJ held Mollie and dipped her down as her hand cupped the back of his head, and their faces were obscured - but they seemed to linger for just a moment longer than expected.

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But an insider confirmed the relationship to The Sun, revealing: "They have been seen kissing, canoodling and even snogging while training. It’s still very early days and they are not officially dating or in a relationship, but there’s a real chemistry and attraction between them.

"Everyone is talking about it backstage and they are desperate for them to become a couple."

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However, only last week Mollie laughed off rumours in an interview with AJ on This Morning, saying: "No we are not together, promise! We get on so well. I think that’s maybe that’s why there are these rumours.

She added: "We are literally like best friends. We spend so much time together. We’re training 12 hours a day and I still love spending every minute with him. It’s mad that we're not sick of each other!"

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But it was only last month that Mollie's former The Saturdays bandmate and close friend Una Healey hinted at a romance between the two.

She told Now Magazine: "I know her and AJ are friends, but I don't know about the romance... you never know!"

We can't help but notice there have been some lingering looks between the pair throughout the series...

Watch this space!

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