Mollie King appears VERY close with Strictly AJ Pritchard

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Back in 2012, Mollie King was linked to Prince Harry amid claims he was ‘completely smitten’ following an array of flirtatious meets in London clubs.

Yet fast-forward five years and the pair are leading very separate lives, as the royal announced his engagement to Meghan Markle on Monday while The Saturdays songstress continues to deny a romance with her Strictly co-star AJ Pritchard.

Just hours after his announcement, Mollie, 30, was spotted out with her dance partner as the duo put on an extremely cosy display while heading out in London – during which the 23-year-old draped his arms around the stunner. 

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Loved-up: Mollie King, 30, was spotted out with her dance partner AJ Pritchard as the duo put on an extremely cosy display while heading out in London - during which the 23-year-old draped his arms around the stunner

Loved-up: Mollie King, 30, was spotted out with her dance partner AJ Pritchard as the duo put on an extremely cosy display while heading out in London - during which the 23-year-old draped his arms around the stunner

Loved-up: Mollie King, 30, was spotted out with her dance partner AJ Pritchard as the duo put on an extremely cosy display while heading out in London – during which the 23-year-old draped his arms around the stunner

On Sunday evening, Mollie and AJ appeared to come close to a kiss as romance rumours continue to resonate surrounding their working relationship.

And despite staunch denials, the duo could not resist getting up close and personal during a stroll in the capital as they both kept out the cold with heavy outerwear and cups of coffee before AJ draped an arm around the stunner. 

Mollie was ready for action beneath her heavy coat as she sported skin-tight gym leggings and trainers while peeling on a grey overcoat with a waist-defining tie and a pink beanie with her hair falling from underneath. 

Going for a his and hers vibe, AJ also sported a beanie yet he opted for a grey number while he complemented her look with a matching grey coat.  

Happy days: Back in 2012, Mollie was linked to Prince Harry amid claims he was ‘completely smitten’ yet fast-forward five years he announced his engagement to Meghan Markle on Monday while she continues to deny a romance with AJ

Hold me close: On Sunday evening, Mollie and AJ appeared to come close to a kiss as romance rumours continue to resonate surrounding their working relationship

Hold me close: On Sunday evening, Mollie and AJ appeared to come close to a kiss as romance rumours continue to resonate surrounding their working relationship

Hold me close: On Sunday evening, Mollie and AJ appeared to come close to a kiss as romance rumours continue to resonate surrounding their working relationship

Low-key: Mollie was ready for action beneath her heavy coat as she sported skin-tight gym leggings and trainers while peeling on a grey overcoat with a waist-defining tie and a pink beanie with her hair falling from underneath

Low-key: Mollie was ready for action beneath her heavy coat as she sported skin-tight gym leggings and trainers while peeling on a grey overcoat with a waist-defining tie and a pink beanie with her hair falling from underneath

Low-key: Mollie was ready for action beneath her heavy coat as she sported skin-tight gym leggings and trainers while peeling on a grey overcoat with a waist-defining tie and a pink beanie with her hair falling from underneath

Back in 2012, Mollie was alleged to have recovered from her split from Dolce & Gabbana model David Gandy by hooking up with Harry although neither ever confirmed the union despite hot reports.  

The pair were apparently been spotted flirting and partying in various London nightclubs over the past few weeks. According to friends of the couple, the pair have been attempting to keep their blossoming romance under wraps.

A source told the Daily Express: ‘It’s very early days for them but they’re head over heels.’ The news of Harry and Mollie’s romance came after they were spotted at Bunga Bunga club until 3am before heading home separately.

The pair first met back in July 2010, at the Asprey World Class Cup at Surrey’s Hurtwood Polo Club, when Mollie cheered on Harry on the polo field from the stands, before later being introduced to the royal. 

Hands on: Mollie was ready for action beneath her heavy coat as she sported skin-tight gym leggings and trainers while peeling on a grey overcoat with a waist-defining tie and a pink beanie with her hair falling from underneath

Hands on: Mollie was ready for action beneath her heavy coat as she sported skin-tight gym leggings and trainers while peeling on a grey overcoat with a waist-defining tie and a pink beanie with her hair falling from underneath

Hands on: Mollie was ready for action beneath her heavy coat as she sported skin-tight gym leggings and trainers while peeling on a grey overcoat with a waist-defining tie and a pink beanie with her hair falling from underneath

Strutting their stuff: The happy pair looked laid back together as they headed off

Strutting their stuff: The happy pair looked laid back together as they headed off

Strutting their stuff: The happy pair looked laid back together as they headed off

Heading off: Mollie and AJ were left red-faced as their fellow pros chanted for them to kiss after a triumphant quickstep on Saturday night's episode of Strictly 

Heading off: Mollie and AJ were left red-faced as their fellow pros chanted for them to kiss after a triumphant quickstep on Saturday night's episode of Strictly 

Heading off: Mollie and AJ were left red-faced as their fellow pros chanted for them to kiss after a triumphant quickstep on Saturday night’s episode of Strictly 

Happy days: He has now found love with Meghan, with the duo announcing their engagement on Monday as she revealed how she said 'yes' immediately after he proposed on one knee while they were cooking a chicken roast dinner during a 'cosy night' in

Happy days: He has now found love with Meghan, with the duo announcing their engagement on Monday as she revealed how she said 'yes' immediately after he proposed on one knee while they were cooking a chicken roast dinner during a 'cosy night' in

Happy days: He has now found love with Meghan, with the duo announcing their engagement on Monday as she revealed how she said ‘yes’ immediately after he proposed on one knee while they were cooking a chicken roast dinner during a ‘cosy night’ in

He has now found love with Meghan, with the duo announcing their engagement on Monday as she revealed how she said ‘yes’ immediately after he proposed on one knee while they were cooking a chicken roast dinner during a ‘cosy night’ in.

Revealing the depths of his feeling for his bride-to-be the prince suggested they were destined to meet and fall in love, with the royal believing ‘the stars were aligned, everything was just perfect’. 

Mollie and AJ were left red-faced as their fellow pros chanted for them to kiss after a triumphant quickstep on Saturday night’s episode of Strictly

They set tongues wagging yet again as they cam extremely close to a smooch after being declared safe on Sunday’s results show – no doubt, fuelling romance rumours which have plagued them for weeks.

The pair couldn’t contain their delight as they were announced as safe for another week, and while the camera zoomed out and the lights dimmed, it seemed as if they almost locked lips. 

Official? Mollie and AJ were left red-faced as their fellow pros chanted for them to kiss after a triumphant quickstep on Saturday night's episode of Strictly 

Official? Mollie and AJ were left red-faced as their fellow pros chanted for them to kiss after a triumphant quickstep on Saturday night's episode of Strictly 

Official? Mollie and AJ were left red-faced as their fellow pros chanted for them to kiss after a triumphant quickstep on Saturday night’s episode of Strictly 

Good news! The pair couldn't contain their delight as they were announced as safe for another week

Good news! The pair couldn't contain their delight as they were announced as safe for another week

Good news! The pair couldn’t contain their delight as they were announced as safe for another week

Mollie and AJ, who have been the source of swirling romance rumours, looked tense as they waited alongside the other dance couples to await their fate. 

Soon their name was announced and they began jumping for joy enthusiastically while showering each other with hugs. 

The camera then panned out to a wide angle, which saw the lights being dimmed out on them. 

Away from an up-close camera angle, it looked like the two were leaning in for a kiss – fuelling further rumours of their romance. 

Is that a kiss? While the camera zoomed out and the lights dimmed, it seemed as if they almost locked lips

Is that a kiss? While the camera zoomed out and the lights dimmed, it seemed as if they almost locked lips

Is that a kiss? While the camera zoomed out and the lights dimmed, it seemed as if they almost locked lips

Crunch time: Mollie and AJ, who have been the source of swirling romance rumours, looked tense as they waited alongside the other dance couples to await their fate

Crunch time: Mollie and AJ, who have been the source of swirling romance rumours, looked tense as they waited alongside the other dance couples to await their fate

Crunch time: Mollie and AJ, who have been the source of swirling romance rumours, looked tense as they waited alongside the other dance couples to await their fate

Mollie and AJ’s will-they won’t they romance caught the attention of their fellow celebrities on Saturday night as they chanted for them to kiss during their live show.   

The couple, who received their highest score to date during the BBC show, were left red-faced as they celebrated their improvement, but refused to share a kiss for the cameras.

The couple were on cloud nine after receiving a score of 31 for their mile-a-minute quickstep to The Baseballs’ version of Umbrella by Rihanna.

Impressive: The pair, who were given positive feedback after their performance, couldn't believe their luck as their names were called out during the results 

Impressive: The pair, who were given positive feedback after their performance, couldn't believe their luck as their names were called out during the results 

Impressive: The pair, who were given positive feedback after their performance, couldn’t believe their luck as their names were called out during the results 

Woohoo! A smiling AJ continued to hold Mollie as she soaked up the applause 

Woohoo! A smiling AJ continued to hold Mollie as she soaked up the applause 

Woohoo! A smiling AJ continued to hold Mollie as she soaked up the applause 

Romance? They have fuelled endless speculation with their romantic chemistry both on and off the dancefloor, leading fans to wonder whether they are secretly in a relationship

Romance? They have fuelled endless speculation with their romantic chemistry both on and off the dancefloor, leading fans to wonder whether they are secretly in a relationship

Romance? They have fuelled endless speculation with their romantic chemistry both on and off the dancefloor, leading fans to wonder whether they are secretly in a relationship

Mollie looked like a film star as she took to the floor in a stunning yellow dress with AJ, with the judges commenting how much the Saturdays star had improved over the past few weeks.

Darcy Bussell noted that the dance was ‘very good, confident and assured,’ while head judge Shirley Ballas added that Mollie had made humungous strides with your frame.’

Craig Revel-Horwood said that Mollie was ‘making so much progress which is wonderful to see,’ and Bruno said that the performance was ‘a bright, lively, clear quickstep.’ 

Coupling up? Mollie and AJ's will-they won't they romance caught the attention of their fellow celebrities on Saturday night as they chanted for them to kiss during their live show

Coupling up? Mollie and AJ's will-they won't they romance caught the attention of their fellow celebrities on Saturday night as they chanted for them to kiss during their live show

Coupling up? Mollie and AJ’s will-they won’t they romance caught the attention of their fellow celebrities on Saturday night as they chanted for them to kiss during their live show

Success! Mollie and AJ scored their first nine for a Quickstep on Saturday, resulting in euphoria for them and their fellow contestants

Success! Mollie and AJ scored their first nine for a Quickstep on Saturday, resulting in euphoria for them and their fellow contestants

Success! Mollie and AJ scored their first nine for a Quickstep on Saturday, resulting in euphoria for them and their fellow contestants

Kiss! As AJ swept Mollie off her feet, everyone in the studio began to chant for the couple to kiss

Kiss! As AJ swept Mollie off her feet, everyone in the studio began to chant for the couple to kiss

Kiss! As AJ swept Mollie off her feet, everyone in the studio began to chant for the couple to kiss

Maybe not? Unfortunately Mollie and AJ refused to kiss during the live show, despite host Claudia Winkleman saying: AJ come on!

Maybe not? Unfortunately Mollie and AJ refused to kiss during the live show, despite host Claudia Winkleman saying: AJ come on!

Maybe not? Unfortunately Mollie and AJ refused to kiss during the live show, despite host Claudia Winkleman saying: AJ come on!

As the pair heard their scores, Mollie was thrilled to see she had received a nine from Bruno, resulting in a total of 31 points. 

As they celebrated the score, with AJ sweeping Mollie off her feet, all the celebrities and professional dancers chanted for the couple to kiss.

While Mollie and AJ awkwardly avoided doing so, even host Claudia Winkleman got in on the action, saying: ‘They are all shouting kiss, we’d all like it… but ok we will wait till the wrap party.’

The host finished by saying to the pro: ‘AJ come on!’ 

Are they together? The moment sent fan speculation into overdrive, with one viewer tweeting: 'Wait. Hold on. Are AJ and Chloe not a couple?'

Are they together? The moment sent fan speculation into overdrive, with one viewer tweeting: 'Wait. Hold on. Are AJ and Chloe not a couple?'

Are they together? The moment sent fan speculation into overdrive, with one viewer tweeting: ‘Wait. Hold on. Are AJ and Chloe not a couple?’

Secretly together? Mollie and AJ have dispelled rumours that they are in a relationship numerous times

Secretly together? Mollie and AJ have dispelled rumours that they are in a relationship numerous times

Secretly together? Mollie and AJ have dispelled rumours that they are in a relationship numerous times

Electrifying: The duo have been praised for their amazing chemistry during performances, and tonight Mollie was also praised for her constant improvement

Electrifying: The duo have been praised for their amazing chemistry during performances, and tonight Mollie was also praised for her constant improvement

Electrifying: The duo have been praised for their amazing chemistry during performances, and tonight Mollie was also praised for her constant improvement

Fans also clocked onto the moment, wondering if the duo are already in a relationship, with one tweeting: ‘Wait. Hold on. Are AJ and Chloe not a couple? What’s this kissing Mollie stuff about?!’

Another wrote: ‘Are Mollie and AJ together? If not, it was weird that they were all shouting kiss!’

Mollie and AJ have been at the centre of endless speculation throughout the series, as the judges praise the pair for their electric chemistry.

Maybe soon? Claudia also joked: 'They are all shouting kiss, we'd all like it... but ok we will wait till the wrap party'

Maybe soon? Claudia also joked: 'They are all shouting kiss, we'd all like it... but ok we will wait till the wrap party'

Maybe soon? Claudia also joked: ‘They are all shouting kiss, we’d all like it… but ok we will wait till the wrap party’

Amazing: As the pair performed the doo-wop inspired quickstep on Saturday, their chemistry was undeniable

Amazing: As the pair performed the doo-wop inspired quickstep on Saturday, their chemistry was undeniable

Amazing: As the pair performed the doo-wop inspired quickstep on Saturday, their chemistry was undeniable

Despite the couple denying that they are in a relationship, Mollie has previously said that she is always on the hunt for Mr Right, and 

In a recent interview with Woman’s Health magazine, she said: ‘I don’t feel like I need somebody, but I obviously would love somebody.’

‘I love being in love. I literally love being in love. I’m so romantic. I’m such a girly girl.’ 

Sparks fly! Mollie has commented on numerous occasions that her and AJ are just friends, but fans seem to think otherwise

Sparks fly! Mollie has commented on numerous occasions that her and AJ are just friends, but fans seem to think otherwise

Sparks fly! Mollie has commented on numerous occasions that her and AJ are just friends, but fans seem to think otherwise

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