Strictly Come Dancing’s AJ Odudu and Kai Widdington continue to worry about possible romance rumors after being grilled by Rylan.
The pair appeared on the Strictly spin-off It Take Two to discuss their intriguing Argentine tango, which earned them 35 points last week and was credited by Shirley Ballas as a “world championship standard.”
However, it also struck a chord with its intense and sizzling chemistry during sex-up routines, in which the dance was usually based on a romantic partnership.
In fact, fans were even convinced they were on the edge of kissing, only to stop themselves.
It seems that Rylan was also attracted by the possibility that the pair would be tangoing on and off the dance floor, and seized his opportunity to ask during the chat.
He asked: “Can we settle some points here? I’ve known AJ for many years, I know she can’t lie to me, what’s going on?”
Bursting in laughter, the couple did not confirm or deny any romance, with Kai instead deftly responding with a discussion on the choreography.
“We said it right, and I told you this, I said if people react like that, it means we’re doing something right, because that’s how dancing should be done,” he explained.
“Lindro Maria choreographed it that way, it was a very sentimental song, a real fiery piece, and very intimate, and that’s what we wanted, and that’s the characterization of Argentine tango.
Tightening his hand around AJ, he continued: “So if people want to think so, great, but we’re just doing our job and he’s done a great job.”
Rylan also dismissed the speculation, taking his side and declaring: “Just doing your job, okay? Stop it, leave them alone!”
The pair will continue with their romantic routine this week, with the Halloween special Viennese Waltz to Dangerous Woman by Ariana Grande.
Playing the sultry song, Rylan told him: “That’s so funny! I thought you were trying to stifle those rumours!”
The couple’s close relationship has been evident for weeks, with Kai telling AJ that he “loved her” after their dance inspired by Whitney Houston’s The Bodyguard for Movie Week.
Strictly speaking insiders are now claiming that their electrochemistry is now blossoming into something else.
A Strictly Insider told us: “Everyone is talking about the spark flying between AJ and Kai backstage. It’s so emotional and intense whenever they’re together.
“They’re both single and 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 percent on the cards.
“Kai is totally like AJ. He has a lot of pranks and he too is blown away by her.
“She’s always been work-oriented and put her career first and now her two worlds collide.”
Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One on Saturday at 7.10pm, with the result airing Sunday night.
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