Are Strictly’s Jay McGuiness and Aliona Vilani ‘Isolating’ Themselves From Fellow Celebs?

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Former Wanted singer Jay McGuiness has become a hot favourite on the latest series on Strictly, with his dance partner Aliona Vilani, but it seems things are going less well backstage.

It’s alleged that the pair have been ‘isolating’ themselves from their fellow celebrities and dancers, preferring to spend time alone.

A source told Closer magazine: “The female pro dancers usually change together in one big dressing room. But Aliona is rarely there - preferring to change in Jay’s room. She no longer spends as much time with the other dancers.

"It seems to have rubbed off on Jay because he hardly hangs out with the other contestants and dancers, either.

"During the filming in Blackpool, the BBC runner was looking for them for ages while everyone was rehearsing and found them just hanging out on the balcony.”

Jay recently denied any speculation of an affair with his married dance pro.

The source added: “No one thinks that there is a romance going on but the friendship is extremely intense and feels like they are living in a separate bubble, away from everyone else taking part in the show.”

A BBC spokesperson said the reports were ‘nonsense’.

It seems the pair have struck up a strong bond but they remain firmly friends.

Jay previously said: “She is really lovely – and a fantastic teacher. I enjoy being in her company and I look forward to seeing her like you would a good mate.”

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