Josie Gibson shuts down Stephen Mulhern romance rumours

Josie Gibson has denied that she's dating Stephen Mulhern.

The This Morning star sparked speculation that she was dating the Catchphrase presenter when they were spotted holding hands outside a London television studio earlier this month.

Setting the record straight in an interview with OK!, Josie said that while she does "love" Stephen, they are just friends.

"Stephen? Oh, he's so lovely. We are really good friends, I really adore him, but there's no romance in the air," she shared. "But he's so nice. Every bloke that I come in contact with, the press seems to think that I'm having it off with them. People must think I'm a right goer. I'm not like that."

The former Big Brother star, who has a five-year-old son named Reggie, explained that she only dates people she has a "magic connection" with.

"To be with somebody or to even kiss somebody, I've really got to love them. I've really got to really be into them," she continued. "I can't give my energy over when I'm not completely into it. You know when you get that magic connection?

"For me, it only comes around like once every seven years or eight years. I love the love because those are very, very special (moments) when you find them."

Josie added that being mum to Reggie has "probably... stopped me from finding somebody or dating anyone" because she feels so fulfilled.

The TV personality shares Reggie with her ex-boyfriend Terry.