Mollie King Left Cringing After Claudia Addresses Strictly Romance Rumours

4 December 2017, 11:01 | Updated: 4 December 2017, 11:03

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She turned a bright shade of rouge!

Mollie King and AJ Pritchard have been the centre of this year's Strictly romance rumours.

Pop star Mollie and her dance partner have so far denied that they're an item, but it's hard not to notice that there's a LOT of chemistry in their routines - and presenter Claudia Winkleman wasn't going to let it slide that easily.

Having made the semi finals, professional dancer AJ gushed about how hard Mollie had worked over the last few weeks - revealing that she had racked up over 300 hours of rehearsal time.

To which a cheeky Claudia quipped: "And only HALF of that time was spent kissing!"

Mollie and AJ gasped and threw their heads back in laughter, whilst the other remaining contestants seemingly enjoyed the fact that Claudia had decided to address the elephant in the room.

But, rather than taking the opportunity to admit or deny anything, Mollie took to playfully bashing the TV host, who responded: "I'm joking, I'm joking!"

Eastenders star Davood Ghadami was the latest celebrity to leave the Strictly ballroom, after being pipped to the post by pop star Alexandra Burke, who nabbed the last space in the semi-finals.

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This is the second time in a row that Alexandra has been voted into the bottom two by the public, despite getting strong scores from the judges.

The semi finals will take place this weekend, starting at 6.45pm on Saturday on BBC 1.