'Strictly Come Dancing' lovers Ali and Brian split

Thursday October 7, 2010

Ali Bastian and Brian Fortuna have ended their whirlwind relationship.

The couple, who started dating after starring in last year's Strictly Come Dancing, have reportedly decided to go their separate ways after one year together.

A friend of the couple confirmed the news to the Daily Mail, saying: "The love affair is sadly all over.

"But Brian and Ali remain amicable and will continue to be friends."

The couple were paired together as dance partners last August, and it didn’t take long for reports to surface of an off-screen romance.

After leaving the show, they confirmed that they were indeed an item – a week after their departure, Brian told HELLO! that his new girlfriend had already met his parents.

"Aside from being physically very attractive, Ali is a beautiful person inside," he said. "Ali's a good, honest girl, very caring, very loving. She's a catch."

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