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Strictly’s AJ Pritchard shuts down Saffron Barker romance rumours as he gushes over Abbie Quinnen 

Throughout his Strictly Come Dancing career he’s been been linked to several ladies, with the latest being his current dance partner Saffron Barker. 

However, AJ Pritchard was quick to shut down romance rumours with the social media star, 19, as he opened up about his girlfriend Abbie Quinnen.

Speaking to OK! Magazine, the professional dancer, 24, was quick to quash the speculation about his love life as he declared: ‘I already have a hot blonde!’

Not true: Strictly Come Dancing's AJ Pritchard was quick to shut down romance rumours with the social media star Saffron Barker, 19, as he opened up about his girlfriend Abbie Quinnen

Not true: Strictly Come Dancing’s AJ Pritchard was quick to shut down romance rumours with the social media star Saffron Barker, 19, as he opened up about his girlfriend Abbie Quinnen

AJ and Saffron are currently flying high on Strictly, with the duo recently topping the leaderboard with their amazing Foxtrot to Frank Sinatra’s New York, New York.

But while there’s sizzling chemistry between them on the dance-floor, the same certainly couldn’t be said off-screen as AJ was keen to confirm that he’s a one-woman man.

Referring to a recent interview with Piers Morgan in which the Good Morning Britain host asked if he and Saffron were ‘at it’, AJ told the publication: ‘You know you’re going to be asked certain questions, even when you say you don’t want to answer. 

‘When it comes to that sort of thing it doesn’t really bother me because I know who I am, so does Abbie. And Saffron knows who she is too. I am always truthful to myself’.

Happy: Speaking to OK! Magazine, the professional dancer, 24, was quick to quash the speculation about his love life as he declared: 'I already have a hot blonde!'

Happy: Speaking to OK! Magazine, the professional dancer, 24, was quick to quash the speculation about his love life as he declared: ‘I already have a hot blonde!’

He went on to say that he declared to the presenter that he ‘already has’ a stunning blonde in his life. 

The Strictly star proceeded to praise his other half, revealing he’s so ‘happy’ with her and that she’s ‘brought balance’ to his life.  

And while AJ insisted that he and his fellow dancer Abbie, 23, ‘have trust’, she added that she is very secure in her relationship.

Abbie said: ‘I don’t worry about my relationship at all. AJ is very reassuring, which is really nice.’

The blonde beauty also went on to reveal that she’s met ‘lovely’ Saffron a few times and hopes AJ remains friends with her as she ‘understands’ that things can look a little ‘dodgy’ between dancers.   

Not happening: While there's sizzling chemistry between them on the dance-floor, the same certainly couldn't be said off-screen as AJ was keen to confirm that he's a one-woman man

Not happening: While there’s sizzling chemistry between them on the dance-floor, the same certainly couldn’t be said off-screen as AJ was keen to confirm that he’s a one-woman man

Chat: Referring to Piers Morgan's question if he and Saffron were 'at it', AJ said: 'You know you’re going to be asked certain questions, even when you say you don’t want to answer'

Chat: Referring to Piers Morgan’s question if he and Saffron were ‘at it’, AJ said: ‘You know you’re going to be asked certain questions, even when you say you don’t want to answer’

AJ and Saffron were recently grilled by Piers on Good Morning Britain this month as he asked: ‘Are you two at it like all of the strictly couples? Come on, don’t tell me you haven’t tried.’

Squirming, the duo began laughing awkwardly, as Piers probed: ‘Did you or not?’

Quick to hit back, they answered ‘no’ in unison, as Susanna Reid mused: ‘Perfectly in sync.’

As talk turned to AJ’s girlfriend Abbie, Piers asked ‘how does she feel about you dancing with a hot blonde?’ to which AJ quipped ‘She is a hot blonde also so I am very happy.’

Couple goals: 'When it comes to that sort of thing it doesn’t really bother me because I know who I am, so does Abbie. And Saffron knows who she is too. I am always truthful to myself'

Couple goals: ‘When it comes to that sort of thing it doesn’t really bother me because I know who I am, so does Abbie. And Saffron knows who she is too. I am always truthful to myself’

Gushing: The Strictly star proceeded to praise his other half, revealing he's so 'happy' with her and that she's 'brought balance' to his life

Gushing: The Strictly star proceeded to praise his other half, revealing he’s so ‘happy’ with her and that she’s ‘brought balance’ to his life

Earlier in the chat, Piers had been left confused at hearing Saffron was a ‘YouTuber’, questioning: ‘Is it a talent?’

AJ and Saffron’s appearance came after they sent fans into a tailspin when they appeared to kiss following their energetic Cha Cha Cha earlier this month.

The intense routine was all the more steamy as they had already sparked rumours of the so-called ‘Strictly curse’ with their cosy display.

However a spokesperson has since insisted they are nothing more than friends.

They told MailOnline: ‘AJ and Saffron are great friends and have been training really hard.’

Committed: And while AJ insisted that he and his fellow dancer Abbie, 23, 'have trust', she said: 'I don't worry about my relationship at all. AJ is very reassuring, which is really nice'

Committed: And while AJ insisted that he and his fellow dancer Abbie, 23, ‘have trust’, she said: ‘I don’t worry about my relationship at all. AJ is very reassuring, which is really nice’

AJ’s focus seems to be on progressing in the show, having failed to pass the semi final stage three years running.

The ballroom professional said on The One Show: ‘I’ve been in the semi final three years in a row. As they say fourth year’s a charm. Straight to the final.

‘I’ve got so many show ideas but it’s never happened for me just yet.’

His previous dance partners were Olympic gymnast Claudia Fragapane in 2016, The Saturdays’ Mollie King in 2017 and Paralympian Lauren Steadman in 2018.

During his time with Mollie rumours were rife that the duo were romantically linked, however nothing has ever been confirmed.

He was also linked to Caroline Flack following a rumoured kiss at the National Television Awards, while reports recently surfaced that he had an alleged fling with Daisy Lowe.  

Awkward: AJ and Saffron were left squirming when they were quizzed about their relationship status on Good Morning Britain earlier this month

Awkward: AJ and Saffron were left squirming when they were quizzed about their relationship status on Good Morning Britain earlier this month

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