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Strictly Come Dancing: Rumoured couple AJ and Kai will dance a passionate Paso Doble

The song and dance list for this week’s Strictly Come Dancing has been unveiled as the remaining contestants move past the half-way point of the series.

The stars and their professional partners will be battling it out to make it through to the Musicals Special next week, with rumoured couple AJ and Kai dancing a passionate Paso Doble.

The presenter, 33, and her pro dancer, 26, – who have reportedly ‘fallen for each other’ – will perform the dance to the song Game Of Survival by Ruelle.

Grueling: The song and dance list for this week’s Strictly Come Dancing has been unveiled, with rumoured couple AJ and Kai dancing a passionate Paso Doble

Meanwhile John Whaite and his professional dance partner Johannes Radebe will perform a lively Samba to Acuyuye by DLG.

Dragon’s Den star Sara Davies and Aljaz Skorjanec have been putting in consistently strong performances each week and will be hoping for more success on Saturday with a Argentine Tango to No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) by Donna Summer and Barbra Streisand. 

Tilly Ramsey and Nikita Kuzmin will be hoping to spice up the dancefloor with a Quickstep to I Won’t Dance Damita Jo, after being in the bottom two last week. 

Amazing: Meanwhile John Whaite and his professional dance partner Johannes Radebe will perform a lively Samba to Acuyuye by DLG

Amazing: Meanwhile John Whaite and his professional dance partner Johannes Radebe will perform a lively Samba to Acuyuye by DLG

Exciting: Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice are dancing their Couple's Choice to the pop hit Symphony by Clean Bandit ft Zara Larsson

Exciting: Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice are dancing their Couple’s Choice to the pop hit Symphony by Clean Bandit ft Zara Larsson

Elsewhere BBC breakfast’s Dan Walker & Nadiya Bychkova will dance an American Smooth to King Of The Road by The Proclaimers.

Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice are dancing their Couple’s Choice to the pop hit Symphony by Clean Bandit ft Zara Larsson. 

Rhys Stephenson and his pro partner Nancy Xu will dance a Charleston to The Charleston by Bob Wilson and his Varsity Rhythm Boys.

Dancers: Dragon's Den star Sara Davies and Aljaz Skorjanec will be hoping for more success on Saturday with a Argentine Tango to No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) by Donna Summer and Barbra Streisand

Dancers: Dragon’s Den star Sara Davies and Aljaz Skorjanec will be hoping for more success on Saturday with a Argentine Tango to No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) by Donna Summer and Barbra Streisand

Knock: Tilly Ramsey and Nikita Kuzmin will be hoping to spice up the dancefloor with a Quickstep to I Won’t Dance Damita Jo, after being in the bottom two last week

Knock: Tilly Ramsey and Nikita Kuzmin will be hoping to spice up the dancefloor with a Quickstep to I Won’t Dance Damita Jo, after being in the bottom two last week

Finally, Tom Fletcher and Amy Dowden will take to the dancefloor to perform a  Viennese Waltz to Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls. 

It comes after last Saturday an emotional AJ burst into tears as she topped the leaderboard with her rumoured beau and partner Kai.

The pair performed the Charleston to Don’t Bring Lulu by Dorothy Provine and scored an incredible 39 after making it through to the half-point in the competition.

Judges Shirley Ballas, Motsi Mabuse, Anton Du Beke and Craig Revel Horwood gave gushing feedback with hard-to-please Craig simply saying: ‘Amazing!’ after the performance.   

Strong: Finally, Tom Fletcher and Amy Dowden will take to the dancefloor to perform a Viennese Waltz to Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls

Strong: Finally, Tom Fletcher and Amy Dowden will take to the dancefloor to perform a Viennese Waltz to Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls

An excitable Motsi said in her comments: ‘Oh my goodness, I feel so proud of you! It was authentic, the acting was great, you came in at a high level but you have sat on that high level and gone even further!’

Shirley added: ‘I don’t have a paddle big enough for you that was amazing!’, while Anton said: ‘It was incredible I loved it!’ 

The pair scored three tens and topped the leaderboard with an incredible 39. 

Breaking down in tears in her chat after the dance, AJ said: ‘This week has been so hard, when you fall a lot it’s so hard, you lose confidence in yourself, but Kai manages to pull the confidence out of me and I’m so happy.’        

Energetic: Elsewhere BBC breakfast's Dan Walker & Nadiya Bychkova will dance an American Smooth to King Of The Road by The Proclaimers

Energetic: Elsewhere BBC breakfast’s Dan Walker & Nadiya Bychkova will dance an American Smooth to King Of The Road by The Proclaimers

It comes after insiders claimed to The Mail On Sunday that AJ and Kai are an item.   

A source on the BBC One show said AJ and Kai had made no effort to keep a secret of the fact that they had fallen for each other during intense, gruelling training sessions.   

However, they haven’t been struck by the show’s infamous ‘curse’ because both of them are single.  

Kai who made his Strictly debut this year, is said to have been ‘floored’ by his partner, who is best known for co-hosting Channel 5’s spin-off Big Brother’s Bit On The Side.

In an audio clip on Strictly’s Instagram account recorded after a performance, Mr Widdrington, who once turned down a football career with Southampton, was heard whispering: ‘I love you, I love you so much.’

The source said: ‘Kai thinks AJ is sexy. They have this lovely romance going on, things have definitely changed in the last week or so and they are inseparable, not just as dance partners but away from that, too.  

‘It’s nice to see a Strictly romance where there is no curse, just two people who have fallen head over heels for each other. 

‘Those involved in the show have been watching this closely over the weeks and have thought this was always on the cards. It’s lovely.’

AJ admitted last week that they had ‘chemistry’, adding: ‘There is a lot of passion… a lot of romance, it’s thrilling.’

A Strictly spokesman declined to comment on their relationship.   

Strictly Come Dancing continues on Saturday at 6.40pm, with the results show on Sunday at 7.20pm, on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. 

Overwhelmed: It comes after last Saturday an emotional AJ burst into tears as she topped the leaderboard with her rumoured beau and partner Kai

Overwhelmed: It comes after last Saturday an emotional AJ burst into tears as she topped the leaderboard with her rumoured beau and partner Kai

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