Molly Rainford and Vito Coppola showed their blossoming friendship as they enjoyed each other’s company ahead of live show Strictly Come Dancing on Thursday.
TV presenter Molly, 22, who works on the show with professional dancer Carlos Gu, was spotted holding hands with Vito, 30, who dances with singer Fleur East.
Former Britain’s Got Talent contestant Molly was spotted pulling away to blow a kiss on Vito’s cheek at the hotel where the cast is staying near Elstree Film Studios in Hertfordshire.
Good friends: Molly Rainford, 22, and Vito Coppola, 30, showed off their blossoming friendship as they enjoyed each other’s company after Friday’s Strictly Come Dancing live show
The couple could both be seen dressed in black as they walked side by side, with Molly appearing to put her arm around Vito.
Both Molly and Vito are both single but it has been claimed that singer Molly is not looking for romance at the moment.
A source told The Sun: “Molly is a loving person and as she has said in several interviews – she has no time or capacity to date at the moment.”
Friendship blossoming: TV presenter Molly, who is paired on the show with professional dancer Carlos Gu, was spotted holding hands with Vito dancing with singer Fleur East (Molly pictured with Vito)
Cozy: The former Britain’s Got Talent, who denies Molly, was seen pulling away to kiss Vito on the cheek
Molly made it to the semifinals of next week’s Strictly after dancing off against Kym Marsh, who was voted off the show on Saturday.
On Friday’s live show, Kym ended up bottom of the leaderboard as she returned to the dance floor after being forced to miss last week’s show due to a positive Covid test.
Kym received enthusiastic feedback from the Musicals Week judges but still found herself with worse grades than her peers, scoring 34 points – with two nines from Motsi and Shirley.
Staying close: Molly was spotted with her arm around Vito at the hotel where the cast are staying near Elstree Film Studios in Hertfordshire
Staying casual: The couple could be seen in black attire as they walked side by side and Molly appeared to put her arm around Vito
And following the public vote, Kym and her professional partner Graziano Di Prima finished in the final two alongside Molly, performing the Cha Cha to Musical Fame to stay in the competition.
Molly and Carlos also performed for a second performance of their Charleston to Hot Honey Rag from the musical Chicago.
However, the judges selected Molly and Carlos for the semifinals after she placed second with 38 points on Friday’s live show.
Related: Vito was seen holding Molly’s hand as they enjoyed their evening together at the hotel bar this week
Friends only? Both Molly and Vito are both single but it has been claimed that singer Molly is not looking for romance at the moment
Born to perform: Vito dances with singer and radio host Fleur East (pictured) on Strictly, with the pair making it to the semifinals next week
After both couples danced for the second time, Craig Revel Horwood announced his verdict, sending Molly and Carlos to next week’s live show.
He said: “It’s always so difficult at this point in the competition because both couples danced brilliantly, I don’t want both couples to go.
“I’m really splitting hairs, but the couple I want to save based on best dance tonight for me is Molly and Carlos.”
Competition: Molly found herself in the dance-off on Saturday after finishing in the last two with dance partner Carlos Gu (pictured).
Motsi Mabuse then gave another vote for Molly and Carlos, saying: “First of all I want to say to you both that you can be so proud of yourselves. You were both so great and amazing. I’ll base my decision on this dance and save Molly and Carlos.”
But Anton Du Beke then saved Kym and Graziano and gave Chief Justice Shirley Ballas the deciding vote.
He stated his verdict: “As you would expect at this point in the competition, the quality of the dancing was incredible. I thought both couples danced brilliantly but I felt one couple upped their game with a freedom they didn’t have to Friday night and that’s why I’m going to save Kym and Graziano.’
Casting the deciding vote, Chief Justice Shirley then decided to save Molly and Carlos, meaning it was Kym and Graziano who were sent home.
She said: “Well first of all congratulations to both couples. Both couples danced excellently, it was a very difficult decision. But based on this dance and only this dance, I will save Molly and Carlos.”
End of the road: Kym Marsh (centre) was comforted by host Tess Daly (left) after being voted the 10th star out of the competition on Saturday with dance partner Graziano Di Prima
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