Strictly star Molly Rainford has reportedly grown close to newly-single pro dancer Nikita Kuzmin.

The pair were spotted cosying up together at the National Television Awards last night and it was reported that they left the afterparty together at 1 am.

This comes after it was announced that Nikita is newly single having split up with his girlfriend of five years Nicole Wirt.

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A party goer told The Sun: “Nikita and Molly were attached at the hip during the after party.

“They spent time together with some of their Strictly co-stars but they seemed to only have eyes for each other. They kept staring at each other and were being very tactile.

“When the night was over Nikita and Molly ordered Ubers separately but it appeared they were heading to the same place together as she was speaking to him about where they were going next."

The source also said that they made a "nice couple" and a few people commented on "how close" they were.

A different source said that its a "revelation" for Nikita to be pictured with someone so close in public as he likes to keep his life private.

They also said that the pair are a "great fit" for each other and it was nice to see them "let their hair down."

Nikita, who is partnered with Paralympic swimmer Ellie Simmonds on the BBC competition, broke up with his girlfriend and the news was reported last week.

A pal told The Sun last week: “Nikita wanted to totally focus on this series of Strictly and decided a while back he wanted to end his relationship with Nicole.

“They had been together for five years and it ended up being a mutual decision. Nicole is mainly based in Germany and she is getting busier with work.

“Nikita is totally caught up in Strictly so they decided it was for the best for them to break up."

The source said that Nikita only wants to focus on "Ellie and Strictly."

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Molly is partnered up with pro Carlos Gu on the show.

In the past she has said that she is not looking for a relationship out of Strictly and wants to "focus on her career."

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