AJ PRITCHARD surprised his Strictly Come Dancing partner Lauren Steadman in a flirty exchange backstage during the grand final of the BBC show.
Pushing his hair back from his face, AJ insisted: "It’s fine, it’s fine… just meant that I had to use my muscles this time.”
The Strictly Come Dancing pro, who joined the cast back in 2016, previously sparked speculation the pair could be more than friends when he spoke out about how they grown “close” in training.
“I am very protective of Lauren because we have worked so close together,” he told The Mirror. “There are different things that she will talk about in training that she would never talk about on camera.
AJ Pritchard: Lauren Steadman had a flirty exchange with the Strictly pro (Image: YOUTUBE • AJ11ACE • INSTAGRAM • AJ PRITCHARD)
AJ Pritchard: Lauren Steadman pretended to be shocked by the Strictly professional (Image: YOUTUBE • AJ11ACE)
“It’s for that reason that we have grown so close together and we will be friends for life and who knows in the future…” he tailed off.