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26/04/2019 14:20 BST

Jay McGuiness Teases Secret Strictly Come Dancing Romance From His Series

"There were two big romantic scandals, and half of it is in the paper, and half isn’t..."

Former Strictly Come Dancing winner Jay McGuiness has said there was a romantic scandal during his time on the show that never made it into the newspapers.

Jay – formerly a member of the boyband The Wanted – was a contestant on the 13th series of Strictly back in 2015, beating Kellie Bright, Georgia May Foote and Katie Derham in that year’s final.

Amid the speculation about whether reigning champions Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton are now in a relationship, Jay has teased that there were two romances during his series, though one of them was kept quiet from the media.

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Former Strictly star Jay McGuiness

On Friday’s Loose Women, Jay revealed: “My year was just like every other year, there were two big romantic scandals and half of it is in the paper and half isn’t… and then there’s a bunch of stuff that goes on and you think ‘wow, I’m really surprised no one knows about this’.”

Although he refused to be drawn on specifics, he added: “So much goes on, it’s just a bunch of made people in close proximity who don’t normally hang out like athletes and pop stars and newsreaders.”

We already know that Georgia May Foote split up with her ex-boyfriend while she was on the show, later getting together with her professional partner Giovanni Pernice, though the identity of the other pair remains a mystery. 

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The cast of Strictly Come Dancing 2015

Giovanni and the former Coronation Street star split up in 2016, and he’s currently dating Ashley Roberts, who he met on the most recent series of Strictly.

Meanwhile, Stacey Dooley is yet to comment on the rumours about her and Kevin, though she did recently share a cosy-looking photo of the two of them on her Instagram story.

Loose Women airs every weekday from 12.30pm.

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