Gogglebox star Tom Malone Jr sparks romance rumours with Strictly contestant


FORMER Gogglebox favourite Tom Malone Jr has sparked romance rumours with a Strictly Come Dancing star.

The TV star – who rose to fame alongside dad Tom Sr, mum Julie and brother Shaun on the Channel 4 show – took to Instagram to pose for a dressed-up snap.

Tom posed for snaps with Saffron Barker

It left fans wondering if he had split from girlfriend Bryony

Tom, 29, got stuck in with fancy dress as he pretended to be Danny from the hit movie Grease in the new post.

He was joined by former Strictly star Saffron Barker, who pretended to be Sandy, as they cosied up for photos.

Taking to Instagram with the snaps, Saffron, 22, shared two photos of the pair in their costumes together.

“Go Grease Lightening,” she captioned the post, which saw the pair put their arms around one another.

In one snap, while they posed side by side and smouldered for the camera, a second saw Tom put a protective arm around Saffron as he looked back at the camera.

The pair donned matching leather jackets with Grease-inspired embroidery, as they looked to be loved up at home.

The poses led fans to question whether the pair were an item, as they flooded the comments section to gush over them.

“Love, love this please say you are together,” one penned, as a second simply asked: “So are these two together?”

“Hot, hot, hot couple,” a third said, while a fourth chimed in: “Is this a relationship hard launch?”

Many of Tom’s fans were left wondering if he had split from his former long-term girlfriend Bryony Briscoe as he went on to post snaps of himself and Saffron at a New Year’s party.

On social media, Tom looks to have removed any old photos of him and Bryony, who he started dating in 2020.

Neither Tom nor Bryony have spoken out about splitting up.

Tom previously opened up to HOAR about his relationship with Bryony, insisting they would get married one day.

He said: “It’s been good, it feels like we’ve been together for a lot longer than we have. It’s actually gone a lot better than I thought it would.

“I’ve always been like very strict on the fact that I wouldn’t get into a relationship if I didn’t think that potential was there.

“Unless I can see myself getting married to the person, I wouldn’t get into a relationship because I wouldn’t waste my time or the other person’s time.

“The fact that I am in a relationship with her means yes.”

Tom rose to fame on Channel 4 show Gogglebox with his family almost a decade ago in 2014.

However, he decided to step back from the limelight in 2021 when he revealed he had quit Gogglebox.

He returned to TV to take part in Channel 4’s The Real Dirty Dancing last year, in between focusing on his dance career.

The pair were seen getting close for the snaps