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Rylan Clark-Neal and Michelle Visage respond to Strictly secret romance rumours

It's been reported that an unlikely new couple behind-the-scenes on the BBC show

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Strictly Come Dancing has been the catalyst for a series of real-life relationships, and on Tuesday came reports that a secret romance is taking place behind-the-scenes of the BBC dance competition. The two people involved have not been named – and it didn't take long for some of the show's stars to stir things up on Twitter. Rylan Clark-Neal was the first to respond, joking that he and his It Takes Two co-host Zoe Ball were the aforementioned secret couple. "Me & Zoe," he tweeted in response to the claims. Michelle Visage was quick to reply to his tweet, quipping: "Ummmm cheating on me already Rylan?" Rylan's remark went down a storm with fans, with one writing: "I knew it! They told me I was crazy but I knew it!" followed by a series of laughing emojis. A second added: "Choked on my toast reading that Rylan, bloody hilarious!" A third remarked: "I knew it! You could see the spark from the beginning…"

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Rylan Clark-Neal joked he his having a secret romance with co-host Zoe Ball

Of course, it's not unheard of for couples to find love on Strictly Come Dancing; 2018 winners Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton are currently dating, as are 2018 runners-up Joe Sugg and Dianne Buswell. Last week, meanwhile, Alex Scott and her partner Neil Jones spoke to HELLO! magazine to set the record straight on rumours of their own romance.

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"There's nothing on our minds but the show – we don't have time to think about anything else," said Neil, who split from his wife, fellow Strictly pro Katya Jones, in August. "I'm single but I haven’t even thought about dating. Coming out of a long-term relationship I’m just focusing on Strictly." Alex added: "I'm single but it's not like I need to find someone. I like things to happen organically and if someone comes into my life and we get on, then great. It's not like I need to go searching for it."

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