Strictly favourites Jay McGuinness and Aliona Vilani reportedly arguing over Jay texting rivals
They may have hot-footed it to second spot on the scoreboard with their American smooth this week but things may not be quite so smooth behind the Strictly scenes for Jay McGuinness and Aliona Vilani.
Jay (25) has reportedly drawn the wrath of his dance partner Aliona (31) for texting their dance rivals on the show, including actress Georgia May Foote and dancers Ola Jordan and Kristina Rihanoff.
The Sun claims the dancer has become "possessive" of Jay as they work closely together on their impressive dances each week.
A source said, "She also hit the roof when he chatted to a girl in the bar by his hotel. She makes him sit with her the whole time and is very over-the-top.
"She was the same with previous dance partners as she believes that to win, couples have to be totally united. Jay’s starting to tire of it all."
Aliona married sales director Vincent Kavanagh last year while Jay is currently single.
After Jay was photographed with his arms wrapped around Aliona as they waited for a cab after the Pride of Britain Awards, the singer denied any romance.
"Aliona is happily married to an Irish fellow who I think is a legend,’ he told The Sun on Sunday.
"So my eyes won’t wander in our rehearsals. She’s the one in control and I’m the one who needs to be constantly told what the hell it is I’m supposed to be doing."
Jay and Aliona last week secured the first 10 of this series of Strictly Come Dancing and on this weekend's Halloween special they were placed second with their Little Red Riding Hood-inspired American smooth.