Strictly young HRVY and Maisie Smith have been at the center of speculation amid flirty comments and wild speculation by fans.
Many think that a romance is in the cards among the co-stars.
And now YouTube sensation HRVY, 21 – real name Harvey Leigh Cantwell – has said he is “excited” to see where things go between him and EastEnders actress Maisie, 19.
This comes amid reports that Strictly’s bosses are keeping an eye on both to ensure there are no violations of Covid’s strict program rules.
The rules include a total ban on kissing.
HRVY, adding more fuel to the fire, now says he is “excited to see where things are going”, despite not seeing Maisie that much.
Writing in OK! Magazine, singing talent HRVY shared: “I really saw her less of all because she wasn’t in any of my rehearsal spaces.
“But yes, Maisie is really so adorable and beautiful – she is a great friend of mine and I think she is an amazing dancer.”
He added: “Not much can happen between us because we have to be two meters away, but I am a little excited to see how things flourish.”
A source told The Sun: “Maisie and HRVY are being monitored by the producers after it became clear that their connection could easily lead to a Strictly romance.
“Both are young, single and hot and the idea is that the two can put the other cast at risk if they break the guidelines and get closer.”
A source added to Mirror Online that kissing is off limits, along with hugs, part of broader social distance measures that must be respected.
HRVY is paired with Janette Manrara and currently leads the leaderboard, ahead of Maisie and Gorka Marquez in second place.
He said of his co-star before: “I love Maisie, she is a great girl and has great games.
“When I saw her in her blue dress last week, she was amazing. I can’t wait to see her grow and look amazing every week.”
And they weren’t intimidated by some flirting conversations on Instagram, either.
After comparing HRVY to Justin Bieber, Maisie joked, “You just reminded me that my spaghetti is almost done!”
HRVY returned: “Stop flirting, you love spaghetti.”
But HRVY said the two follow the rules, which means that being on set is forbidden.
He explained: “I spoke with Maisie in the studios, but legally I can’t even get close to her.
“So for now, we’re great friends and she’s adorable.
“I’m going to focus on dancing, and all of these things can come in second place, but who knows what will happen after the show!”
Mirror Online contacted HRVY and Maisie representatives for comment.