Strictly’s AJ Odudu reportedly falls for her dance partner Kai Widdrington.
The Sun claims that the presenter, 33, and her professional partner Kai, 26, grew closer during their grueling training hours and that they ‘really clicked’.
A source told the publication that “sparks are flying between the couple” and that “romance is 100 percent on the map.”
Close: Strictly’s AJ Odudu reportedly falls for her dance partner Kai Widdrington (pictured during Saturday’s performance)
Kai is single after splitting from his dancer girlfriend of five years Giulia Dotta, 29, earlier this summer.
Meanwhile, AJ recently said she has tried dating apps unsuccessfully after struggling to find a partner, adding, “I just don’t meet anyone other than TV shows I’ve done.”
A source told The Sun: “Everyone backstage is talking about the sparks flying between AJ and Kai. It is very passionate and intense when they are together.
“They’re both single and really got along and everyone on the show says it’s only a matter of time.
Romance? The Sun claims that during their grueling hours of training together, the presenter, 33, and her professional partner Kai, 26, grew closer and “really clicked”
“They’re always laughing and flirting — romance is 100 percent on the cards. Kai is totally AJ’s type. He has a lot of chatter and he is blown away by her too.
Representatives of AJ and Kai have been contacted by MailOnline for comment.
It comes after AJ posted a photo of Kai’s six-pack on social media on Friday as they rehearsed at the last minute.
The pair delivered another incredible performance on Saturday night’s Movie Week show.
Hunk: It comes after AJ posted a photo of Kai’s six-pack on social media on Friday as they were rehearsing at the last minute
They danced a passionate American Smooth to the soundtrack of the movie The Bodyguard.
AJ shone in a blue and silver dress as she took to the floor for the incredible dance and impressed the judges, with Motsi and Shirley giving her a standing ovation.
Motsi said after the dance: ‘I was really moved, there was so much pure quality, what a beautiful dance, congratulations.’
Shirley added: “I really felt the love story. You’re definitely one to watch,” while Craig said, “That was spectacular, I can’t believe you’ve never danced before!”
Intimate: A source told the publication that “sparks fly between the couple” and that “romance is 100 percent on the map” (pictured on It Takes Two)
An emotional AJ burst into tears after the dance, sharing how she’d been feeling a lot of “self-doubt” this week and that she didn’t want to let Kai down.
She said, “I’m feeling emotional because, yeah… it’s been… I’ve been doubting myself a bit this week and I just wanted to get it right.
“I didn’t want to disappoint anyone, especially Kai because it’s such a beautiful dance, so I just wanted to do it justice.”
Hostess Claudia Winkleman told her, “You’ve done so beautifully, really.”
Love life: AJ recently said she has tried dating apps unsuccessfully after struggling to find a partner, adding: ‘I just don’t meet anyone other than TV shows I’ve done’
Kai put his arm around her to comfort her as the crowd applauded.
The pair scored a high 35 for the dance, with nines from every judge except Craig.
Kai broke up with his long-term girlfriend Giulia – who is Italian – earlier this year.
The pair worked together on Ireland’s Dancing With The Stars, which has run for four series.
Sad: Kai is single after splitting up with his dancer girlfriend Giulia Dotta, 29, earlier this summer (pictured in 2019)
AN A source told The Mirror at the time: “Signing up with Strictly is like a death sentence for almost any relationship.”
Friends added that they thought Kai and Giulia would eventually get married and have children.
Last year, Kai joked about proposing on live TV, saying, “If I proposed in this setting, she would absolutely kill me.”
Kai now lives with fellow Strictly dancing hunk Giovanni Pernice, 30, who recently began dating Maura Higgins from Love Island.
Kai appeared in Britain’s Got Talent in 2012 at the age of 16, reaching the final.
He previously worked as a professional dancer on Dancing With The Stars Ireland, since the first series in 2017. He finished twice as a Runner-up on the show in 2018 and 2020.
Busy: It comes after an emotional AJ broke down in tears after her Saturday night dance, sharing how she’d been feeling a lot of “self-doubt” this week and that she didn’t want to let Kai down