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'Strictly Come Dancing' 2015: Jay McGuinness Says Aliona Vilani Relationship Rumours Make Him 'Want To Disappear'

24/11/2015 17:45 GMT | Updated 24/11/2015 17:59 GMT

Strictly Come Dancing’ contestant Jay McGuiness has admitted that speculation of a romance with his partner Aliona Vilani has made him want to quit showbizness.

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The pair have been at the centre of rumours about their relationship due to their closeness on the BBC ballroom show, and pictures of them cosying up on a night out together did nothing to help their 'just friends' protests.

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Jay McGuiness and Aliona Vilani

Given that the pair have both previously denied they are having an affair, Jay admitted he is tiring with the constant reports.

He told Heat magazine: “It can become a distraction and it makes me want to disappear after the show.

“But at the same time, I feel like I’m in a lovely bubble. As long as Ali’s happy, I’m happy.”

He added: “We get on really well, but the show is so successful and I just think people make stuff up. We ignore it.”

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Jay and Aliona have been at the centre of romance rumours

Jay recently insisted he has a close friendship with Aliona’s husband Vincent Kavanagh, telling The Mirror: “Vincent often comes in to watch us train and then all three of us go for a bite to eat.

“He’s a really cool guy. Within an hour of meeting him, I hoped we would become great friends – and we have. We’re all as thick as thieves together.”

Reports previously claimed that Vincent was angered by Jay and Aliona’s friendship, but this was denied by the couple.

‘Strictly Come Dancing’ continues on Saturday at 6.50pm on BBC One.

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