DANCING On Ice’s Joe -Warren Plant and Vanessa Bauer left the show together in a taxi – despite denying romance rumours.
The stunning pro skater was recently revealed to be dating a hunky personal trainer – just as it’s said she’d also grown close to her soap actor dance partner, prompting the end of his relationship.
Vanessa and Joe looked relaxed in each other’s company as they left rehearsals[/caption]
Vanessa, 24, and 18-year-old Joe-Warren wrapped up warm as they bundled into a car together.
Vanessa showed off her toned legs in brightly coloured orange leggings while Joe wore a beige hoodie.
The pair have sent rumour mills into overdrive that they could be dating after Joe admitted there was chemistry between them, although he denied there was anything romantic.
He told the Mail Online: “With Dancing On Ice, it is about telling a story, to be engaged with the audience and the judges. So you have to have a certain level of chemistry between you and your partner.”
They were pictured getting a taxi together[/caption]
Joo-Warren wore his face mask as he left the car with Vanessa[/caption]
They had been busy rehearsing[/caption]
He added: “Everybody has seen that we’re getting on so well and automatically assumed that something is going on but there isn’t and we’re just dedicated to the show and trying to do as best as we possibly can.”
It’s not the first time they’ve left rehearsals together.
Earlier this month they were seen leaving rehearsals for the ITV ice skating competition and getting into a car together, after her ‘secret love triangle’ was exposed.
German Vanessa, who has been caught up in two Dancing on Ice love splits in the past two years, spent Christmas with fitness fan Rory McCall.
The pair have been starring in this year’s DOI[/caption]
The pair were pictured enjoying time together around London over the festive break.
It was likely to upset Emmerdale star Joe-Warren, who has moved out of the home he shared with girlfriend of three years Nicole Hadlow, 24, to return to his mum’s.
Nicole has hinted online that it was due to his growing attachment to Vanessa — prompting fears the ITV show’s “curse” may have struck before the latest series had even started.
A source said: “Obviously it’s only a few weeks ago that Joe-Warren was splitting up from his girlfriend and everyone was talking about his closeness to Vanessa — and now she’s quietly meeting a new guy.
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“Joe has been staying at his mum’s place in Blackpool after moving out but of course he still has training commitments because the show will be starting very soon.
“Vanessa and Joe are playing down suggestions of romance, but his girlfriend was clearly uncomfortable with their relationship and now she’s already dating someone else in secret. It all just seems very awkward.”
Vanessa has been single since she split from cruise ship dancer Louis Nathaniel, 29, last January.
It happened just weeks before appearing on the ice with Love Island star Wes Nelson, 22.