BBC fans have been left convinced that Tilly Ramsay has ‘a little crush’ on new professional dancer Nikita after she was seen gazing at her partner while playing with her hair
Strictly Come Dancing fans are hoping that new partners Tilly Ramsay and Nikita Kuzmin won’t just couple up on the dancefloor after seeing ‘sparks fly’ between the pair on the launch show.
Tilly, the daughter of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, was over the moon to be paired with the Italian dancer on the BBC talent show when the partnerships were revealed tonight.
The collaboration went down a treat with eagle-eyed Strictly viewers who are now convinced that the 19-year-old may have ‘the hots’ for Nikita, 23, after she was seen twiddling her hair while watching him speak in their introductory interview.
Gordon’s daughter looked stunning as she rocked a black sequin mini dress and some sky-high heels, and the blonde beauty looked like the perfect fit for Nikita as they sat alongside one another.
And it wasn’t long before viewers flocked to Twitter to share their thoughts on the new dance partners, with several pointing out that Tilly looked quite ‘smitten’ with the handsome professional as the pair were quizzed on the couch by host Claudia Winkleman.
Eagle-eyed fans noticed Tilly was playfully toying with her hair and gazing admiringly at Nikita, 23, as he spoke about his excitement about joining the Strictly clan.
“Awh, Tilly looks like she might have a little crush. I love this pairing so much,” swooned one viewer.
“Tilly and Nikita would make such a cute couple!! Sparks! Pity he has a girlfriend,” another echoed.
Meanwhile, a third teased: “I sense a Strictly curse coming with Tilly and her partner. He has a GF but she definitely him haha.”
A fourth viewer teased: “Gordon Ramsay’s daughter is gorgeous. Her and her dance partner make the perfect pair.”
“Tilly has got the hots for him,” another Strictly viewer suggested.
Although fans are hoping the pair might become more than friends off the dancefloor, Nikita is already completely smitten with his girlfriend and fellow dancer, Nicole Wirt.
The 23-year-old was announced as the newest member of the Strictly clan at the start of summer, and now that fans have finally seen a glimpse of his personality and striking good looks, they’re backing him to win.
Lifting the lid on his new role, Nikita previously said it’s a dream come true to be apart of Strictly.
“I’ve always been amazed by the magic Strictly Come Dancing brings,” the Ukrainian star shared.
“No matter what country I have found myself living in, I’ve never missed a chance to watch it.
“And joining it as a professional dancer is my big chance to make some magic on the most famous dance floor. I can’t wait to give it my all!”
Tonight’s epic show saw Tilly’s dad scold the Italian hunk for wearing his shirt unbuttoned around his daughter.
The celebrity chef told Nikita to keep his shirt buttoned up in an awkward yet hilarious clip.
Strictly Come Dancing continues next Saturday on BBC One.