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Manchester Evening News
Jessica Sansome

BBC Strictly Come Dancing 2022 stars confirm romance by recreating iconic Friends moment

Strictly Come Dancing stars Tyler West and Molly Rainford appear to have confirmed their romance after months of speculation. The Kiss FM DJ and the CBBC star were said to have grown close behind the scenes of the BBC One dance contest before heading on tour with some of their fellow 2022 co-stars.

However, the pair never confirmed a blossoming relationship between the pair - until now. In his latest TikTok clip, Tyler, 26, and Molly, 21, could be seen sitting close together on a train as they lip-synced to an iconic moment from Friends - when Rachel Green and Joey Tribanni uncovered Monica Geller and Chandler Bing's secret relationship after THAT trip to London.

Tyler later lifts his phone up where his hand is affectionately placed on singer Molly's as she coyly smiles for the camera. "Do you know?" he then captioned the clip, referring to the dialogue from the hit American sitcom, before adding a crying laughing emoji and a red heart.

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And if this was a relationship confirmation, friends and fans couldn't be more thrilled. Strictly pro dancer Neil Jones replied: "This makes me soooo happy." Megs x commented: "You two are the absolute cutest. So happy for you both." Loopyloopla68 wrote: "You two are so gorgeous together."

sfrancomb85 said: "OMG OMG OMG absolutely LOVING this." sumita.sinha replied: "Omg cutest couple!" madderz24 replied: "Ahhhh this is too cute!!" Loulee1978_ shared: "Ahhh this is lovely." Lauren Bloomfield added: "Strictly strikes again."

The Sun previously broke news of romance between the pair and claimed: "Tyler and Molly get on like a house on fire. They spend a lot of time together when not performing. Tyler is always hanging around waiting for Molly when she gets off the coach and they are often seen heading off together away from the group. They are very comfortable which other and it hasn’t gone unnoticed how much they gravitate towards each other."

Molly made it all the way to the final of Strictly 2022 with professional dance partner Carlos Gu. She and Helen Skelton and Fleur East were pipped to the title and the Glitterball trophy by Hamza Yassin who was crowned champion alongside professional dancer Jowita Przystał.

Tyler, who was partnered with Dianne Buswell, meanwhile made it to week nine and were given the boot from the competition during the iconic Blackpool week after finding themselves in the dance-off for the second week running. And Tyler and Dianne were actually eliminated from the show after the judges chose to save Molly and Carlos.

Following the end of Strictly, the pair were reunited at the start of the year after they signed up for the Strictly Come Dancing Live tour 2023 where they travelled up and down the country with their co-stars including Helen, Hamza, Fleur, Will Mellor and Ellie Simmonds as well as the show's talented cast of professional dancers.


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