The 59-year-old leggy blonde and her 27-year-old dance partner are hot favourites to win the show – but their steamy routines have got many fans wondering if there could be something more going on between the pair, particularly after a photo emerged of the pair “kissing” off-air.
Now, Debbie McGee has spoken out about the pair’s “love affair”, saying she’s flattered that fans think the Italian hunk fancies her.
“It’s absolutely great people think he fancies me,” she told the Daily Express.
“We have a chemistry, a great sense of humour, we both make each other laugh and that has brought us together.
“We have a very special friendship. People see us dancing these sexy routines and then we are pictured having lunch together so assume something must be going on.”
But the blonde bombshell admits while their dances may be fiery, their age difference might be one thing that could come between a romance.
Gorka Marquez plants a kiss on Alexandra Burke as the dancing pair put an end to rift rumours after progressing past week seven [Instagram]
“The truth is we really like each other but it isn’t a love affair,” she continued. “We love each other, but we are not in love with each other. It’s just one of those very special friendships.”
She added: “He’s 30 years younger then me!”
It comes after Georgia May Foote’s ex-boyfriend sparked romance rumours with a TV actress.
Giovanni Pernice was pictured enjoying a night out in London with The Inbetweeners actress Emily Atack, despite being inseparable from his Strictly dancing partner Debbie McGee as they compete to win the show.
The Italian professional dancer was seen with stunning actress Emily on Wednesday after a night at Soho House in the capital.
According to The Sun, the pair arrived together at 9pm and were seen leaving together in a taxi at 1.54am.