There have been rumours about their budding romance ever since this series of Strictly Come Dancing started, but it looks like Simon Webbe is finally semi-confessing that there could be a little something-something between him and professional partner Kristina Rihanoff.
Erm, what happened to having ‘too much respect’ to date her, Si?
After weeks of speculation, 36-year-old Simon, who split from long-term girlfriend Maria Kouka at the beginning of the year, has addressed rumours and joked that Kristina, 37, could be the one.
Speaking to The People, Simon said: “I’m very passionate about what I do. It’s nice to meet someone else who’s passionate.
“We’re working so hard and it’s purely professional. I don’t want anything like that to get in the way of this experience.
“Would it cross my mind after the show finishes? You’re going to have to ask me after it ends.”
Erm, THAT’S A BIG FAT YES THEN. HALLELUJAH.
He also revealed that he’s pretty desperate to settle down ASAP, and is actually using his Strictly experience to master his first dance.
With Kristina or….?
He revealed: “I want to settle down and get married. That’s why I’ve come into Strictly – so I know what to do on my first dance.
“Strictly has allowed me to look at myself and see what I need to do. I’ve learned a lot about myself. I’m a different person now.”
As if that wasn’t enough cuteness, he also admitted that on nights out with his dance partner, she’ll tell him to “please get some rest,” which is nice, isn’t it?
Simon said: “It’s really nice that somebody cares that much.”
Previously, Si used the ‘just friends’ excuse to deny all the romance rumours, saying: “I have too much respect for Kristina to even suggest anything like romance. I own a model agency and so am surrounded by beautiful women a lot.
“I’ve got too much respect for the ladies I work with. Never mix business with pleasure! When Kristina and I have finished training, we do a high five and go our separate ways.”
DO YOU THOUGH?
As much as we don’t want this series to be over, we’re definitely eagerly anticipating any post-series romance between Simon and Kristina now!
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