The Strictly Come Dancing stars were forced to shut down rumours they were the mystery pair at the centre of reports two people on the show enjoyed a night of passion.
And Gemma Atkinson and Simon Rimmer put the rumours behind them on Wednesday night, after laughing off the claims earlier this week.
The soap star and the TV chef enjoyed a night out in Manchester with Mollie King and AJ Pritchard, as well as Simon’s wife, Ali, to celebrate the end of Strictly last weekend.
The group posed together for a photo, showing the Sunday Brunch presenter with his arms around his wife and Gemma.
AJ captioned the upload: “Manchester – Little Strictly Reunion.”
He also shared a video from their night out, showing the group getting into the festive spirit as they partied in a German-themed bar filled with fairy lights.
Gemma Atkinson and Aljaz Skorjanec celebrate the end of their Strictly journey together [Flynet ]
The Strictly stars’ outing comes following claims two stars of the show enjoyed a steamy romp, with fans of the programme revealing their identities online.
And Simon was been the first of the lineup to deny it involved him, after one Twitter user falsely claimed the pairing was himself and co-star Gemma.
Taking to Twitter Simon, who was partnered with Karen clifton on Strictly and was eliminated during week six, hit back at a Twitter user.
Gemma is like a daughter to me and has become a friend of all my family. I think it’s funny,” he wrote to his 255,000 followers.
Former Hollyoaks star Gemma then re-tweeted his response, adding: “Howling,” alongside three crying-laughing emojis.
Adding to the hilarious string of messages, Simon tweeted: “Do you think we need to be quiet about our date on Weds with my wife and 23 of our friends Gem? x.”