For weeks now, rumours have hounded Strictly stars Alexandra Burke and Gorka Marquez, stating that there had been ‘explosive arguments’ between the pair over his reported romance with Gemma Atkinson.

But according to an insider on Strictly, who spoke to Hello!, there’s absolutely no truth in the gossip.

They reportedly told the publication: “This is complete nonsense. Alex and Gorka are getting on really well – they’re definitely pushing each other in the rehearsal room to be the best they can be and create amazing routines.

“And as for the rumoured ‘war’ with Gemma, that is laughable. They hang out together backstage every Friday and Saturday.”

Alexandra herself has previously dismissed the claims live on an episode of Lorraine. She told the presenter that “you can’t believe these things”.

She said, “Apparently I am [fuming and raging]! I don’t know where he has time to have anything going on. You literally can’t believe anything you read. You can’t believe those things.”

And Alexandra also reaffirmed that for her, the aim is to focus on doing the very best she can in the competition.

“It’s a lot of fun and there’s a lot of love with every single contestants on the show. For me, my concern is making sure Gorka and I are fully in tune with each other. And we’re having so much fun, we won’t let anything get in the way. We’re focused.”

Alexandra and Gorka’s friendship…

The dancing pair are clearly having fun on the show. The couple post regular pictures on their social media proving how good a friends they are.

Just recently, Alexandra and Gorka attended the Pride of Britain awards. And Gorka is regularly seen posting updates on their dance progress, writing how “proud” he is of the 28-year-old singer.

The former X Factor star and her professional partner are enjoying a successful run on the BBC show at the moment. In fact, the duo regularly score impressive 10s from the judges.

In fact, Alex and Gorka were the first couple on the series to gain a 10, in week four with their fast-paced jive.