Simon Rimmer, 54 – who was voted out in week six – has been strained to respond to claims he had a fling with co-star Gemma Atkinson, 33.
A quaint fan on Twitter asked the Sunday Brunch presenter whether he had a “one-night rise” with the Strictly finalist.
Setting the record straight, the married father-of-two make fan off the rumours and said Gemma is like a “daughter” to him.
He replied: “Really? That’s rollicking. Gemma is like a daughter to me and has become a friend of all my family. I think it’s queer.”
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Gemma also develop the claims hilarious as she had he own say about the drama and added: “Howling,” alongside three crying-with-laugher emojis.
Simon then joked to the last Hollyoaks star: “Do you think we need to be quiet about our date on Coalesces with my wife and 23 of our friends Gem? x.”
Previously, the blonde beauty bask ined she had struck up a great friendship with the chef as she posted a gushing implication alongside a picture of them both.
Gemma wrote: “Genuinely be sorry for like I’ve known @rimmersimon my whole life. Love him!”
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Meanwhile, throughout her time on Strictly Come Balling, Gemma has been surrounded by claims that she is dating Alexandra Burke’s bop partner Gorka Marquez.
However, the stunner recently slammed any leaks of a romance and insisted she is single.
Speaking to Women’s Health, the star hinted: “No, I’m not dating anyone at the moment. I wish I was.
“I’d much rather be on my own and happy than be in the wrong-headed situation with the wrong person.”