Strictly’s Molly Rainford and pro Vito Coppola spark romance rumours as they get close on night out


STRICTLY Come Dancing star Molly Rainford and pro dancer Vito Coppola have sparked romance rumours after getting close on a night out.

The pair were seen attending the Strictly Christmas party, and both wore black as they walked alongside one another.

Molly and Vito appeared close as they were sighted on a night out

Molly puckered her lips as she stood next to the Strictly pro

The pair were attending the Strictly Christmas party on Thursday night

Molly and Vito both dressed in black for the bash

Molly and Carlos have gone from strength to strength on the show

Molly, 21, looked her glamorous self as she stood close to Vito, 30, and she appeared to put her arm around the dancer and puckered her lips in another snap while standing beside him.

Vito, who is partnered with Fleur East on this year’s series, and Molly, were seen engaging in conversation with others at the festive bash.

Despite the pair, who are both single, appearing close, an insider has told HOAR: “Molly is an affectionate person and as she’s said in multiple interviews – she doesn’t have time or capacity for dating right now.”

BBC and Molly’s representatives had no comment when contacted.

Molly has reached the quarter finals of the hit BBC show with pro partner Carlos Gu.

But in a bid to keep their dance the main focus, it’s been revealed that the young singer has been put on a dating ban by Carlos.

Despite being previously romantically linked to her celebrity co-star Tyler West, Molly has insisted that she has her eyes firmly fixed on winning.

In order to secure the Glitterball trophy, the former Britain’s Got Talent star revealed her pro partner banned her from dating.

Dancer Carlos, 28, who joined the cast of Strictly this year, warned her to steer clear of distractions during the tense competition.

The CBBC star told The Mirror that she “doesn’t have any time for romance” in between training and rehearsals for the show.

“Carlos told me, ‘You can’t be skipping any rehearsals to go on dates’,” Molly explained. “So I don’t have time for romance.”

Squashing rumours she could be interested in Tyler, 26, she added: “Tyler is a lovely boy. We all get on really well, but we are just training and working hard.”

Both Molly and Vito are believed to be single

Molly was seen sitting down as the dancer leaned over her

Vito is partnered with Fleur East