Strictly Come Dancing romance for Claudia Fragapane and AJ Pritchard?


Claudia Fragapane has spoken out about speculation between her and Strictly Come Dancing pro partner AJ Pritchard.

And Claudia's insisted that the pair are 'just friends', revealing she's NEVER even had a boyfriend.

"It’s always been gymnastics first for me - so I’ve never had time for anyone else," Claudia opened up this week. "I just want to think about it after the 2020 Games now, but I believe that I will find someone one day.

“I’m sheltered as I’ve I never been out much. I‘ve been so focused on gymnastics since I was six that I didn’t have time for anything else - I would train from 6.30am to 9.30pm. I don’t party or drink alcohol - other than a glass of wine with a meal.”

Speaking ahead of tonight's latest live show, Claudia denied there was any romance between her and partner AJ - despite fans willing them together.

"I want AJ and Claudia to be boyfriend and girlfriend..they're too cute," one viewer wrote on Twitter last weekend.

But ending the prospect of that happening, Claudia declared: “There aren’t any sparks between me and AJ."

She added to the Daily Mirror newspaper: “We’re like brother and sister. I’m not looking for any kind of relationship. We wouldn’t ever go there. It’s strictly professional.”

Tonight Claudia and AJ will return to the Strictly ballroom, dancing the Argentine Tango to ‘Cry Me A River’ by Justin Timberlake.

The remaining six couples will return to the dancefloor on Saturday 26th November at 7pm with the results show on Sunday 27th November at 7.20pm on BBC One.