Are the 'technically single' stars an item?

Mel C and Matt Cardle get very steamy during their new music video – and it sounds like they were equally close off set.

Mel has revealed that she practised snogging X Factor winner Matt, 30, before they filmed the raunchy scenes for their duet Loving You.

I’ve never had a love interest in a video before so I was really nervous beforehand,’ Mel, 39, tells the Daily Mirror.

[But] to be fair, it’s not a hardship snogging Matt Cardle

As they were setting up this particular scene, Matt and I were chatting and I told him I’d never done this before. He was like “OK, that’s cool”, and then went off to get changed next door.

Suddenly, I heard him shouting at me to come in. I thought “Oh, sh*t, I’ve done something wrong.”

Anyway, he turned to me and said: “I’m not being funny but it’s really weird kissing someone for the first time in front of a room full of people. So, er, do you mind if we practise first?”

It was genius. And as cringy and embarrassing as that was, we did have a cheeky little secret snog before we went down to do it for real on set.

It was lovely… And because it made us all a bit giggly, it really brought us together.’

The sexy footage for the song – in which the singers embrace, share a passionate kiss and look very convincingly into each other’s eyes – certainly gives the impression that they’re close.

Former Spice Girl Mel’s even changed her Twitter profile picture to a snap of her and Matt but she denies that there’s any romance between them – yet.

We are both technically single but I think, in this instance, I should try and maintain a professional relationship… unfortunately!’ quips Mel.

Watch the video for Loving You below…


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Anna Francis