STRICTLY’s Helen Skelton and her pro partner Gorka Marquez shared a hug as they completed a workout ahead of last night’s live show.
Helen, 39, was spotted in a cozy beige sweater and blue workout leggings with her hair tied back and kissed Gorka before jumping into her blue Audi 4×4.
Helen was seen holding a parking ticket she had been given, but didn’t seem too worried about it, as she smiled and waved goodbye to Gorka.
Gorka, who is engaged to actress Gemma Atkinson, was reportedly linked to Helen as he lives closest to her home in Yorkshire.
Helen was devastated when her rugby husband Richie ended their eight-year marriage in April, four months after the birth of their third child.
The 32-year-old has moved on very quickly from his failed marriage to new girlfriend Stephanie Thirkill, 32, the daughter of multi-millionaire Andrew Thirkill.
Last night Helen and Gorka took to the dance floor and body language expert Judi James claims there was a ‘body language battleground’ when Helen and her partner performed.
And she added that it led to an “open argument” between judges Shirley Ballas, Anton Du Beke, Motsi Mabuse and Craig Revel Horwood.
Speaking to the Mirror, Judi revealed: “It was a body language battleground, not just for Helen and Gorka, but an even bigger and more open spat broke out between the judges as they made their comments.
“He lost some of his dynamic confidence as he went along and the result was open warfare between the judges and more hidden but equally revealing bodily ‘jokes’ between Helen and Gorka themselves.”
Helen and Gorka performed the Cha-cha-cha last night on Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s hit Rain On Me.
They scored 27 points out of a possible 40.
During the balcony chat with Claudia Winkleman after the dance, Gorka revealed that he was trying to get his partner to embrace his sexy side.