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Could it be magic for Take That's Jason and comedian Tate?

TAKE THAT singer Jason Orange has fallen for himself - his new flame is famous for her impressions of the star.

It is reported that he is dating comedian Catherine Tate who is famous for her impersonation of the singer.

Sources have admitted that the pair became close after meeting during a 'Fake That' skit they starred in for Comic Relief earlier this year and have been secretly dating since.

Orange -- who played the role of a singer in a spoof boyband for scenes shot in March -- starred alongside James Corden, David Walliams and Alan Carr for the telly project and is said to have be very taken with Tate.

A source close to the star said that sparks were flying between the two, as Orange found Tate "hilarious" and "stunning".

"Jason seemed very taken by Catherine during filming -- she was fantastic during filming and they had great fun -- they obviously really hit it off," said a pal.

While the couple went their separate ways after filming wrapped seven months ago, reports have surfaced that a romance ignited over the summer, following Catherine's split from stage manager Twig Clark.

According to speculation, the mum-of-one and Orange have been enjoying a string of dates in recent weeks as their relationship blossomed.

Doctor Who actress Tate (43) was pictured in actor David Walliams' dressing room with Orange (41) as the Little Britain performer completed his charity swim in September.

They were snapped supporting their friend in a group as he undertook a gruelling swim up London's River Thames and they were also seen enjoying a night at the theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon a week later.

"It's pretty clear they seem to be friends but nobody really knows how close the pair are," a source said.

"It wouldn't be the strangest love match as they are similar in age and both single."

However, the couple in question have refused to confirm or deny any romantic relationship.

Tate declined to comment, while a Take That spokesman said he did not comment on members' private lives.