As romance rumours swirl, Ellie Leach and Vito Coppola performed another dazzling routine on Strictly Come Dancing.
While the judges had nothing but good things to say and the pair scored 35 points, it was Vito's message to Ellie at the end of their routine which may have caught viewers' attention.
The pair danced the Rumba to True Colours by Cyndi Lauper and Ellie looked incredible in a short pink and purple dress while Vito performed with his shirt open.
As they came to the end of the intense routine, the professional pulled in the actress and hugged her before kissing her on the cheek.
He then leant in close and whispered: "I'm so proud of you, I'm so so proud."
The pair made their way over to host Tess Daly who was full of praise: "Gorgeous. So beautiful. Not easy that Rumba. Not many people can make the Rumba look that good."
Speaking to Claudia Winkleman, Vito explained they chose not to go for a "classical Rumba" as he wanted to show how Ellie had grown in confidence.
"She was building her self-confidence, the journey we are having," he explained. "She was stronger and stronger and I am so, so proud of her."
It comes after Ellie opened up about kissing Vito and insisted it was just a sign of their friendship.
Speaking to OK! she said: "It was only a kiss on the cheek. He gives me a kiss on the cheek every Saturday! It was definitely on the cheek.”
Vito added: "I just like to hug. But no, we’re a good team.”
Ellie hopes their friendship continues: "We really, really get along and we have a lovely friendship. I hope we can continue that.
“We’ve got a really good relationship where we kind of know what the other needs. Vito even lets me have power naps during training.
"If my brain’s not in the room he’ll be like, ‘Ellie, you need to take 15 minutes. Just close your eyes. Just have a little nap and then reset and we’ll go again.’
"Sometimes your brain is filled with so much new information that you could be going over it for an hour and nothing’s going in."
The pair are currently favourite to lift the Glitterball Trophy this year – can they make it to the final?
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