Tilly Ramsay was left red-faced as Rylan Clark-Neil teased her and Nikita Kuzmin over romance rumors.
The pair became the ninth pair to drop out of Strictly Come Dancing on Sunday night after losing out on a dance-off with Rhys Stephenson and Nancy Xu.
Appearing on the spin-off show It Takes Two, Rylan joked with the dancing duo after 23-year-old Nikita, 20-year-old Tilly, unbuttoned his shirt during their performance.
Weird: Tilly Ramsay gets red-faced as Rylan Clark-Neal teases her and Nikita Kuzmin over romance rumors
Rylan questions him about how Nikita’s top and how it ‘fell off’, the professional dancer stating that the shirt ‘had a mind of its own’.
Then he joked: ‘But, the first step was Tilly’s, he had unbuttoned my button.
Tilly laughed and replied: ‘That’s not true!’
Rylan joked: ‘This is how the rumors start, come on! “My hand accidentally unbuttoned your shirt…” That’s how it starts babe, trust me!
INTERVIEW: Appearing on the spin-off show It Takes Two, Rylan jokes with the dancing duo after 23-year-old Nikita, 20-year-old Tilly, unbuttons his shirt during their performance
When Tilly and Nikita first saw them leaving their flat together, their tongues twitched.
However, a source told The Sun Online That Tilly sees Nikita as an older brother and is also getting closer to his girlfriend, Nicole Wirt.
He said: ‘Tilly finds stories very funny. lovers? She is saying that he is like a brother. Tilly says that Nikita is really the funniest person she has met but nothing is going on behind the scenes.
On Sunday, the two went on to their dance-off routine, with Nikita taking off her shirt and delighting the audience.
Energetic samba noticed that the pro dancer’s shirt came unbuttoned, so she decided to take it off mid-performance.
Saucy: Tilly and Nikita may have given up on Strictly Come Dancing on Sunday night, but they made sure to go out in style as the pro dancer ripped her shirt off the middle.
The Ukrainian supporter’s strip tee didn’t go as planned, as the shirt got caught in the strings of his microphone and hung between the couple for the rest of the dance.
Last month, Gordon took a jibe at Nikita for undoing his shirt during another routine, quipping: ‘A small talk, Nikita, you and I have been talking for several months, but, you know That Frankenstein has always designed his top button! Come on man, get rid of the six pack! It’s a family show!’
After both couples danced for the second time, the judges gave their verdict:
Craig Ravel Horwood chose to rescue Rhys and Nancy. Craig said: ‘Well, on Saturday night, I gave seven to both couples, so in my mind they are equal.
‘Dance Off proved they both improved greatly, although one was quite flashy and semi-nude. But, I want to save Rhys and Nancy.’
Hunk: Energetic samba saw the pro dancer’s shirt unbuttoned, which made her decide to take it off mid-performance.
Cynthia Erivo chose to save Rhys and Nancy. Cynthia said: ‘It’s really, really hard. Both joints worked beautifully but it came down to small details like the finish of the footwork. I want to save Rhys and Nancy.’
Anton du Beke chooses to rescue Rice and Nancy. Anton said: ‘It was a great dance again. Tilly, as we have come to expect, did a great job. He is a complete fighter. But with a little better technology and better quality, I want to save Rhys and Nancy.’
With three votes to Rhys and Nancy, this meant they had won a majority, and Tilly and Nikita would leave the contest, although Head Judge Shirley Ballas said they would have decided to save Rhys and Nancy as well.
Shirley said: ‘I would have agreed and I would have saved Rhys and Nancy.’
When asked by Tess about her time on the show, Tilly said: ‘I want to say a huge thank you to all the people who have made this a wonderful, positive journey for me. Everyone here, from the backstage, wardrobe, makeup and camera crew.