The pair cause a stir on Twitter

BBC Breakfast‘s Susanna Reid and Arctic Monkeys singer Alex Turner caused a Twitter frenzy yesterday after their provocative chat.

The pair were accused of flirting when Susanna, 42, joked with Alex, 27, about him joining Strictly Come Dancing, which she’s currently appearing on.

‘When I said I was interviewing you, people did say: “Would he do Strictly?” because they bet you would look good on the dance floor,’ said Susanna.

Alex replied: ‘Of course… I should have been the one that said you look good on the dance floor.’

Susanna then remarked: ‘Except that I’m not. I look a bit of a mess on the dance floor,’ to which Alex grinned and said: ‘I doubt that.’

Some viewers also commented that Susanna was fiddling with her hair and wore a casual denim jacket to impress the indie star.

They soon took to Twitter with comments such as: ‘Susanna you minx’ and ‘Jesus Christ.. The tension’.

Sadly for those hoping that the pair will develop a romance, Susanna has three young children with partner Dominic Cotton and Alex is dating actress Arielle Vandenberg.

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Anna Duff