Alison Hammond says she is determined to ignite romance between the Strictly Come Dancing stars

Strictly Come Dancing is as famous for its relationships as it is for its fake tans. When a celeb falls in love with their dance partner, there’s literally nothing better.

Viewers of this year’s show have been gagging for a showmance and, if contestant Alison Hammond‘s interview on ITV‘sThis Morning is anything to go by, one could be closer than we think.

But it’s nothing to do with rumoured couple Thom Evans and Iveta Lukosiute. Nope, there’s a new dancing pair we should be keeping an eye on…

‘Well there are two single people – Simon Webbe and Kristina Rihanoff… Wouldn’t that be a great couple?’ said Alison. ‘I’d love that to happen. I’m going to make that happen!’

For those of you who don’t know Alison from her days presenting This Morning, she’s got a preeeetty big mouth. And we reckon when she wants something – she gets it.

So will she be successful in her plot to unite the two dancers?

Kristina has notoriously been labeled a ‘man eater’ and there are rumours she is banned from dancing with married men, after being linked to Strictly co-stars Joe Calzaghe and Vincent Simone, who both ended long-term relationships after working with Kristina on the show.

There have been rumours of chemistry between Simon and Kristina, following an especially sexy rumba routine.

But Simon has previously denied a romance and defended their sexy dancing: ‘All I can say is that we talk, dance and we high five and go our separate ways until the next day… It’s a rumba. It’s one of the most sexual dances there is.’

The Blue singer says that ‘professionalism’ is the reason that the pair have bonded so well: ‘When I met her, the one thing I noticed about her was her professionalism. She’s a hard worker and a grafter. I have come into Strictly to learn. That’s where we have a synergy straight away.’

Talk about a boring answer, Si!

But despite Simon‘s instances, we’re quite content believing in Alison‘s bossiness. If she can’t force a romance on them, no one can.

Get cracking, Hammond!

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