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Louise Lavigueur

Strictly’s Nikita 'grows close' to co-star Molly Rainford at NTA's after girlfriend split

Strictly Come Dancing’s Molly Rainford and newly single pro Nikita Kuzmin were seen flirting up a storm at the National Television Awards on Thursday night.

The BBC co-stars spotted by onlookers at the showbiz bash enjoying each others company with guests noting they 'couldn't keep their eyes off one another.'

The smitten display comes just days after Nikita split with his girlfriend of five years Nicole Wirt.

Nikita and his Strictly co-star Molly snapped leaving one of the after parties together at around 1am.

Despite the late-night session the pair still looked smartly dressed with Nikita opting to keep his full tux a tie on and Molly still looking glam and with a big smile on her face.

Strictly star Molly Rainford Molly looked stunning on the red carpet at the NTAs (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Nikita Kuzmin arrived with his partner Ellie Simmonds - but was seen leaving the party later with Molly (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

A party goer 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."

The CBBC presenter posed up a storm for paps outside the star-studded event (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

But CBBC presenter Molly, who is paired with pro Carlos Gu, said previously she wasn’t looking for romance on the show.

The 21-year-old said she's happy to focus on her career and is not looking for a relationship on Strictly.

“My parents don’t want me to be distracted or worrying about boys just yet. I’m single and don’t plan on changing it.”

Molly Rainford previously said she's not looking for a relationship (bbc)

Nikita, who is paired with Paralympic swimmer Ellie Simmonds, has been single for a number of weeks following his split from Nicole.

Insiders said Nikita, 24, and fellow dancer Nicole, had decided to end their five-year relationship mutually and that they remained friends.

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