Strictly Come Dancing’s Adam Peaty and Katya Jones shared an intimate clinch this week after their recent ‘near kiss’ on the show set tongues wagging.
The swimmer, 26, and his professional dance partner, 32, were seen late at night in a car park on Thursday after rehearsals for Saturday’s live show.
The pair could be seen embracing one another before setting off in separate cars.
Up close: Strictly Come Dancing’s Adam Peaty, 26, and Katya Jones, 32, shared an intimate clinch this week after their recent ‘near kiss’ on the show set tongues wagging
Viewers tuning into week four of the BBC show earlier this month were left hot under the collar as Olympian Adam performed a racy Argentine Tango to Tango In The Night by Fleetwood Mac alongside pro dancer Katya.
The performance set tongues wagging, with many viewers taking to social media to express their shock at the close moment.
Sunday night’s show also saw Adam narrowly avoid elimination as he won the dance-off over Judi Love and Graziano Di Prima.
This week, Adam’s girlfriend Eirianedd Munro, 23, admitted she’s was ‘really emotional’ after her beau’s performance.
Intimate: Viewers tuning into week four of the BBC show earlier this month were left hot under the collar as Olympian Adam performed a racy Argentine Tango
Good pals: The swimmer and his professional dance partner were seen late at night in a car park on Thursday after rehearsals for Saturday’s live show
Rumour mill: The performance set tongues wagging, with many viewers taking to social media to express their shock at the close moment
Farewell: Adam and Katya got close as they said goodbye to one another after rehearsals ahead of this week’s live show
The sportsman’s partner took to TikTok on Wednesday to thank her followers for their support, admitting she’d found it tough after being trolled online following Adam’s television performance.
She said: ‘I did take a little bit of a break. I want to say thank you to everyone, it actually makes me really emotional, to everyone who has been really nice to me because last week was a lot.
‘I want to say I appreciate people. Even if it’s a thousand nice comments and one mean one, it’s just so easy to feel like the world is against you, and it did feel like that for a while, and then I had a reality check and I remembered that I’m not that important.
Heading home: Adam could be seen getting into a chauffeur-driven car with his belongings before travelling home
On a journey: Katya set off in a separate vehicle from Adam after they were seen embracing one another
‘But, you guys, you made me feel so much better, those who were checking up on me and those who were commenting, I appreciate you.’
She jokingly added: ‘Thank you, you saved my life.’
MailOnline contacted a representative for Adam for comment.
Speaking out: Adam’s girlfriend Eirianedd Munro, 23, has admitted she’s been ‘really emotional’ after her sportsman beau’s ‘near kiss’ with Katya
Eirianedd reportedly felt ‘humiliated’ after he engaged in the ‘near kiss’ with Katya on Strictly.
A source close to the artist revealed she hopes Katya doesn’t get ‘any ideas’ about their close partnership, after posting a tongue-in-cheek TikTok earlier this month featuring her miming to a track in which the vocalist sings she’ll ‘kill’ the next girl her beau dances with.
The insider said: ‘Eiri is always supportive of Adam, but she doesn’t like being humiliated on a national scale.’
Reaction: Adam’s girlfriend recently shared a video on TikTok as she reacted to the dance with a clip of herself pretending to cry
‘She wants the world to know that they’re very much a couple and hopes that Katya doesn’t get any ideas,’ the source added to The Sun.
The pair met at the University of Loughborough, where Eri recently graduated with a Fine Art degree.
The couple share George-Anderson Adetola Peaty, 13 months, who they welcomed in September 2020.
After the ‘kiss’ Adam’s girlfriend shared a video on TikTok as she reacted to the dance with a clip of herself pretending to cry alongside the caption: ‘Watching your boyfriend almost kiss another woman on live TV’.
Family: The couple share George-Anderson Adetola Peaty, 13 months, who they welcomed in September 2020
She then threw her head back in mock anguish and added a second caption that read: ‘Finding out 10 million people also watched it live’.
After his performance in week four, Adam took to Twitter to issue words of warning to those ‘gossiping’ about the intense routine.
‘My favourite dance so far. Thankyou to everyone who has sent supporting messages! I loved it.
‘To everyone who wants to see what they want, your comments have real life consequences. I will not be overcome or lowered by your gossip. Protect your energy,’ he tweeted.
‘Humiliated’: Eirianedd, is said to have felt ‘humiliated’ after the ‘near kiss’ on Strictly Come Dancing