Strictly's Mollie King and AJ Pritchard ‘confirm’ romance after being ‘caught kissing’ backstage

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Heating up: Mollie King and AJ Pritchard have been 'caught kissing': BBC/Guy Levy

Mollie King and Strictly dance partner AJ Pritchard have reportedly confirmed their romance after being caught kissing backstage.

The dance partners, who have previously downplayed relationship rumours, are thought to have been spotted getting close during their latest training session.

“They have been seen kissing, canoodling and even snogging while training,” a show insider told The Sun.

“It’s still very early days and they are not officially dating or in a relationship, but there’s a real chemistry and attraction between them.”

The insider added: “Everyone is talking about it backstage and they are desperate for them to become a couple.”

The Saturdays star, 30, who had an on/off relationship with model David Gandy for a number of years, is reportedly worried about the age gap with 23-year-old Pritchard.

“He is much younger than her and Mollie tends to go for older, more mature men,” said the source.

Despite the speculation, King recently insisted that the pair were just “best friends”.

“No we are not together, promise. We get on so well. I think that’s maybe that’s why there are these rumours,” she said on This Morning.

“We are literally like best friends. We spend so much time together. We’re training 12 hours a day and I still love spending every minute with him. It’s mad that you’re not sick of each other.”

The pair will compete together in this Saturday’s Strictly Come Dancing semi-finals.