They vehemently DENIED any romance during their time together on Tumble, but now it’s being reported that TOWIE‘s Lucy Mecklenburgh and Olympic gymnastist Louis Smith ARE in fact dating!
We could probably write a hundred different Tumble/gymnastic related jokes here, but we’ll refrain because we’ll be here for HOURS.
Oh, and CONGRATS to the reportedly happy couple!
The two were hit by a tonne of romance rumours during their time on the now-cancelled BBC One show, but both furiously denied that anything was ever going on between them.
Lucy, 23, particularly dismissed the dating claims, revealing that she prefers men who are 6ft 2in (specific) as opposed to Louis’ measley 5ft 10in height.
Thankfully, Lucy’s forgiven her 25-year-old beau and decided that what he lacks in height, he must make up for in other places (his GYMNASTICS, thanks) as ‘friends’ say things between them are moving pretty fast after they visited each other’s houses.
According to reports in The Sun, Lou treated his new gal to a skate on Canary Wharf’s ice rink too which is probably the most romantic date you can get at this time of year. Besides a Christmas market and a snog under mistletoe in some Winter-y Wonderland, of course.
A source told the paper: “There were lots of rumours about Louis and Lucy when he was judging Tumble and she was a contestant.
“It’s true they were flirting, but nothing happened. In fact, Lucy went as far as to say he was too short, which must have come as a bit of a blow to his ego.
“Louis got with someone straight after Tumble but they split and he bumped into Lucy. She must have forgotten about his size because sparks flew and they started dating.
“He took her to a skating rink last Thursday, which is apt considering he’ll be on The Jump in the New Year. They had a brilliant time and things are really heating up between them.
“The way things are looking they could be together for a long time.”
We hope so because they make a ruddy lovely couple!
We’re keeping our fingers crossed that this one might go the distance.
Who knows – maybe we’ll see Luce cartwheel down the aisle soon!
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