Strictly’s David James and Nadiya Bychkova put on a cosy display as they’re caught sharing intimate hug during rehearsals for show’s finale
They were sadly elimination after just five weeks in the competition.
But Strictly Come Dancing stars David James and Nadiya Bychkova were reunited on Thursday, as the dancing duo took to the floor for rehearsals ahead of Saturday’s grand final.
The former England goalkeeper, 49, and the Ukranian pro, 30, were seen looking cosy in a video posted by pro Aljaž Škorjanec as they joined the other eliminated couples to practice a group performance.
Surprise! Strictly Come Dancing stars David James and Nadiya Bychkova (right) were reunited on Thursday, as they put on a cosy display during rehearsals for Saturday’s grand final
Nope! In October David insisted that there was absolutely no romantic relationship between himself and Nadiya, and simply praised her as a ‘great teacher’
In Aljaz’s video, David and Nadiya proved that despite several weeks out of the training room they were still closer than ever as they practised their routine in the famous ballroom.
The pair were sadly eliminated in Week Five after ending up in the dance-off three times, and struggled to score highly with the judges.
But the pair seemed thrilled to be back together as they took a brief break from practising on the dancefloor.
MailOnline has contacted representatives for David James, Nadiya Bychkova and Strictly Come Dancing for further comment.
Sensational: The former England goalkeeper was eliminated in Week Five alongside the Ukranian dancer, after ending up in the dance-off three times
Lovely: Nadiya and David will join the other eliminated Strictly couples in taking to the dancefloor for a group performance on Saturday (above in a fan snap re-posted by Nadiya)
David has previously brushed off claims of a romance with Nadiya, following speculation about their close friendship.
Speaking at the Pride Of Britain Awards in October he said: ‘No romance, no. That wasn’t part of the deal. But she’s a great teacher.’
Nadiya is engaged to Slovenian footballer Matija Škarabot and the couple share a daughter together.
The sports star recently took to Instagram to pay a gushing tribute to his bride-to-be, alongside snap of her from a recent red carpet.
Her love: Nadiya is engaged to Slovenian footballer Matija Škarabot and the couple share a daughter together (pictured in 2017)
Lovely: The sports star recently took to Instagram to pay a gushing tribute to his bride-to-be
He wrote in a post shared in early November: ‘Normally I keep my private things for my self but having in my life such a wonderful and lovely person is a gift…Not only that you are an incredible mum and life partner.
‘What inspires me the most is how you are beautiful in and out. In your life you had to go through many difficult obstacles and look what you have achieved and you are still achieving.
‘Together we are raising our beautiful daughter who I hope will follow your steps. Thank you for showing me what love means and because of that I will be grateful to you all my life.’
Strictly Come Dancing: The Final airs on Saturday at 7:05pm on BBC One.