The Voice coach and his contestant have obvious spark

Danny O’Donoghue‘s split from girlfriend Irma, 28, was revealed last week, leaving many to speculate that his friendship with Bo Bruce, 27, was to blame.

But Now can reveal Danny and Irma had actually been on a break since before the The Voice live shows in April.

Danny had been desperately trying to win back the Lithuanian model, who has a nine-year-old daughter from a previous relationship, and even told Now last week he’d invited her on a romantic break to Italy.

But despite him denying that he and Bo are a couple, the rumours have driven Irma ‘insane’ and friends of the model’s parents say she has no interest in talking to him.

Our source reveals: ‘Danny’s upset that he did little to help an already fragile situation with Irma.

‘He was just trying to be a good friend and mentor to Bo.’

But even his Script bandmates have warned him to distance himself from her.

Our source adds: ‘They feel all the speculation could have a negative impact on the band.

‘He needs to focus on what’s important now.’

Now’s Sam: The chemistry was obvious

Now’s Sam Dowler bumped into Bo and Danny at a recent showbiz bash and says: ‘The spark between them was unmistakable.

‘She couldn’t keep her eyes off him and if he said something slightly out of turn she’d chastise him like she was his wife!

‘Their body language was extremely close and they were barely apart all evening.’

Read the full story about Danny O’Donoghue and Bo Bruce in Now magazine dated 18 June 2012 – out now!

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