Strictly Come Dancing star Holly Valance has denied any romance with professional partner Artem Chigvintsev. Following rumours Artem and girlfriend (and ex Strictly winner herself) Kara Tointen had been rowing over Holly, the former soap actress insisted everything was fine between the trio.
She insisted: "It's all above board. We have become good friends and my boyfriend gets on great with Artem. That's so important."
The sexy popstar added: "We get on great and he is a fantastic teacher, but when you are suddenly spending time with a random man, it's important that everything is above board.
"Artem is a lovely guy and I hope we do hang out after this show has finished. He is extremely passionate about dancing and whilst I tend to do things very calmly and quietly, he goes about it in more of a Russian way."
And dismissing reports of causing a split between Artem and Kara, Holly declared: "Kara has been giving me lots of advice. It's not long ago that she did it and she knows what I am feeling like. That's been so brilliant."
Strictly Come Dancing continues tonight on BBC One.
PIC: Copyright BBC