Strictly Come Dancing 2017: Are Mollie King and AJ Pritchard dating?!

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While Strictly Come Dancing may soon be over, rumours of a romance rage on.

Mollie King and AJ Pritchard are said to have grown close - but questions remain over the status of their relationship.

After a lot of speculation - including teasing from their fellow celebs - this week an insider claimed to The Sun: "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."

But what do Mollie and AJ have to say?

Mollie King, AJ Pritchard
Mollie King, AJ Pritchard

Asked if they were a couple outside of the ballroom, AJ told the Daily Star newspaper earlier this year: “That question will have to stay on everyone’s lips! But she is gorgeous and has the sexiest bum on the show.

“Time flies when we are together. We are always laughing."

Meanwhile, speaking to the Metro newspaper about the rumours, Mollie said she wouldn't say no if AJ asked her out.

"I can't tell you that! I have to see if he does! Who knows?" she said.

However Mollie has since insisted they are NOT (currently) an item.

She told ITV's This Morning: "No, we're not together. No, we're not. We get on so well, and I think that's why there are these rumours.

"We're 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."

During their time on the show, the pair performed a Viennese Waltz, prompting Shirley to comment: "It was romantic with VERY believable chemistry!"

“We are spending so much time together. We are training eight hours a day – our bond can only get stronger," AJ explained. “It was such a relief to get Mollie as it’s not good if you don’t get along with your partner.

"For me it’s a dream come true.”

Mollie previously said she was single and having "fun" on the show.

She told The Sun newspaper: "I am single. There’s always going to be rumours on Strictly, that’s inevitable.

“The main thing is that people can see how well we get on. We have so much fun doing this."

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Mollie King, AJ Pritchard

Admitting they were "comfortable" together, Mollie added: “AJ and I are physically very close all day and that’s such a huge part of the dancing.

“We don’t even think about it. We’re really close friends now.”

Strictly Come Dancing 2017 concludes tonight on BBC One.

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