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Charlotte Tutton

Strictly's Molly breaks silence on rumours of secret backstage romance with Nikita

Strictly Come Dancing 's Molly Rainford has denied claims she or any of the celebrities are dating each other or the pro dancers behind the scenes, amid speculation there could be couples forming.

The BBC series is known for its apparent "curse", while it's also stemmed many romances over the years between the stars.

Recently, it was reported CBBC star Molly was dating pro dancer Nikita Kuzmin, who is paired up with Ellie Simmonds on the show.

But now Molly has denied these claims, and she said there was no romance or drama going on backstage.

She was put on the spot on Friday by Good Morning Britain host Adil Ray, who wanted all the gossip.

Strictly Come Dancing's Molly Rainford has denied claims she or any of the celebrities are dating each other or the pro dancers (ITV)

His co-host Charlotte Hawkins then asked if there were any romances on the cards, to which Molly played all the rumours down.

When asked about drama, she said: "You know what, it is such a tight-knit group. Everyone is so close, we have Friday night takeaway, we're all chatting and the pros are so lovely. Even the new guys, everyone is amazing."

Asked again about any issues behind the scenes, she insisted: "No, no. There actually isn't. I think that will come later on in the competition."

Strictly Come Dancing star Molly Rainford was reported to be dating pro dancer Nikita Kuzmin, pictured with Ellie Simmonds (BBC)

Charlotte then quizzed Molly if she or anyone else had become embroiled in a Strictly romance, to which Molly replied: "No, no I mean..."

As Molly continued to divert the topic, her professional dance partner Carlos Gu quickly interrupted to end the conversation, saying: "I think it's too early to talk about this."

It comes after Molly and Nikita were said to have been flirting up a storm at the National Television Awards earlier this month.

Onlookers apparently saw the pair enjoying each other's company, following Nikita's split from his girlfriend of five years Nicole Wirt.

A party goer apparently told the Mail : "Molly and Nikita couldn't keep their eyes off each other the entire evening.

"They didn't mind who could see them flirting and chatting away – and Molly had a huge smile on her face.

"The chemistry between them was clear and they even waited until they had both safely got into taxis at the end of the night – but it appeared that they were making arrangements to continue the after party just the two of them."

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV and ITV Hub.

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