While Gemma Atkinson was paired with Aljaz Skorjanec, Gorka Marquez was teamed with X Factor star Alexandra Burke.
However, Gemma and Gorka faced weekly reports that they were enjoying a secret romantic fling.
As the show came to an end, the rumours began to fizzle out, with the pair insisting they were just friends, but they have fuelled the speculation once again.
After they went on a romantic dinner date together earlier this week, they have now been pictured sharing a kiss as they waited for a taxi following a gruelling rehearsal session for the Strictly Come Dancing tour.
The former Hollyoaks actress was snapped – in photos obtained by MailOnline – looking adoringly at the dancing pro as they chatted outside in the cold.
Gorka protected himself from the cold in a vibrant mustard hat, while Gemma wrapped up in a thick black hoodie.
Gemma Atkinson continues to fuel dating rumours with Strictly’s Gorka Marquez with a playful date night snap with him [Instagram]
As they passed the time the pair shared a quick embrace and planted a kiss on each other’s cheek.
OK! Online has contacted representatives for Gemma and Gorka to provide a comment.
Their friendly display comes after they fuelled dating rumours when they went on a cosy dinner date.[Instagram]
Gemma shared a snap of them dining out on her Instagram for her 516k fans to see.
“When ‘I’m only having salad’ turns into 2 mains, a shared pizza and chocolate cake. @gorka_marquez I’m fuming,” she wrote.
Gemma was previously snapped out with Gorka when the pair enjoyed a sweaty gym session on New Year’s Eve.
However Gorka denied they were an item saying on This Morning: “I had breakfast with Gemma, just as friends for breakfast.”