Strictly's AJ Odudu and partner Kai told to KISS by her nephew and Claudia Winkleman amid dating rumours

STRICTLY star AJ Odudu and her partner Kai Widdrington were left blushing tonight as host Claudia Winkleman demanded they kiss.

The pair, who are rumoured to be dating, turned up the heat in Halloween week with a Viennese Waltz to Ariana Grande's Dangerous Woman.

In rehearsals AJ's young nephew had them giggling when he asked why Kai hadn't kissed her.

And as the pair anxiously waited for the judges scores, cheeky Claudia put the pro dancer, 26, on the spot.

She said: "I would like to say on behalf of your nephew, who we all fell in love with, if you wanted to kiss at any point.. now come on, Kai. Kai, it's the right time."

Smiling nervously, he replied: "I know it is… After the scores."

Claudia said: "Goodness me, you tease.

While a beaming AJ, 33, added: How exciting."

Staying true to his word, Kai did kiss AJ – who was dressed as snake-haired Medusa – but only on the hand.

The pairing impressed the judges, scoring 37.

The awkward moment came after a pep talk from AJ's young nephews and nieces during rehearsals.

After watching them perform, one asked Kai: "Why don't you just kiss?"

The comment had both in fits of laughter while viewers at home showered him with praise.

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One wrote on Twitter: "howling, that kid steering the AJ & Kai ship #strictly.

Another laughed: "Why don't you just kiss him" Out of the mouth of babes eh #Strictly."

Last week the hot pair nearly kissed during a sizzling tango.

And behind-the-scenes the duo are said to be inseparable.

A source told MailOnline:  “Kai thinks AJ is sexy.

“They have this lovely romance going on, things have definitely changed in the last week or so and they are inseparable, not just as dance partners but away from that, too.

“It's nice to see a Strictly romance where there is no curse, just two people who have fallen head over heels for each other.

“Those involved in the show have been watching this closely over the weeks and have thought this was always on the cards. It's lovely.”

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