Strictly Come Dancing star Tilly Ramsay is reportedly concerned about upsetting professional dancer Nikita’s girlfriend Nicole as romance rumours have continued to circulate about the dancing pair.
Tilly, daughter of TV chef Gordon Ramsay has loved every second of her time on the BBC1 show, but a source claimed the 19-year-old is “stressed out” over rumours with her co-star Nikita.
A source says Tilly has insisted the duo are “just friends” as they were pictured leaving her apartment together after a long day of Strictly rehearsals but the rumours are starting to frustrate her.
The source told New! magazine: “Tilly is loving being on the show but she wants to concentrate on her dancing. Feeling like she’s under the microscope with everyone analysing her body language with Nikita is really stressing her out.
“She’s worried about annoying Nikita’s girlfriend and though she and Nikita do get on brilliantly, she’s anxious about it appearing that she’s trying to make a move on someone else’s boyfriend.”
They added: “She wants people to be interested in her moves, not her love life.”
The student reportedly has no interest in disrupting Nikita’s relationship.
“Tilly finds the stories really funny,” a source told The Sun Online . “Lovers? She’s been saying he’s more like a brother.
“Tilly says Nikita is literally the funniest person she’s ever met but there’s nothing at all going on behind the scenes.”
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The insider added that Tilly has been speaking with Nicola as a friend as well, with all three on good terms together.
Nikita and Nicole have been performing together since 2016, with their careers meaning they are used to spending time apart.
In the meantime, Tilly and Nikita are focusing on the competition, with the young chef juggling rehearsals in between lectures after starting university.
On Saturday night’s movie week, the pair landed in the middle of the leaderboard after performing a Hairspray inspired jive to Nicest Kids in Town, earning 27 out of 40 points.
John Whaite and Johannes Radebe came out on top with an almost-perfect 39 out of 40 – – with their paso doble to the theme song from Pirates of the Caribbean.
Strictly Come Dancing is back on our screens Saturday 16 October at 7pm on BBC One.