Strictly Come Dancing’s Gethin Jones has denied rumours that he and professional partner Camilla Dallerup are anymore than just good friends.

The 29-year-old Blue Peter presenter has apparently been spotted getting cosy with Camilla during rehearsals but he insisted nothing was going on.

“She is a beautiful girl and we’ve spent a huge amount of time together,” he says. “She’s become a great friend and we go out for coffee and occasional meals after rehearsals. But there’s nothing more to it than that, although I can understand the speculation.”

He added: “When you are dancing a sexy rumba or a salsa you’ve got to fall in love during the dance.”

Gethin has reportedly won an army of adoring female fans since joining the show, but he admitted he couldn’t grasp the idea of being a sex symbol.

“I don’t really understand all the attention about how I look. I’m not a sex symbol – that’s Brad Pitt or someone, not me,” he said.