STRICTLY Come Dancing star Tyler West has been overheard calling his dance partner Dianne Buswell a sweet nickname.
The radio presenter – who was paired with the Australian professional dancer last month – called her "baby girl" after their movie-themed dance together over the weekend.
Tyler, 26, and Dianne, 33, have been praised by fans for their chemistry on the dance floor – with one expert suggesting the duo had a "spark" between them.
As the pair ran up the stairs following their performance, Tyler used the nickname "baby girl" as he chatted to Dianne.
"Yes, Tyler!" Dianne could be heard shouting with joy after they were heaped with praise from Shirley Ballas and the judging panel.
"We did it, baby girl," Tyler could be heard saying back as they headed to find out their scores up the iconic Strictly staircase.
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It comes after a body language expert insists he's spotted a "spark" between a celebrity and their professional dancer partner – putting them at risk of the infamous Strictly "curse".
Dianne and Tyler were paired up during the launch of Strictly Come Dancing last month – and got off to a great start.
Fans are used to seeing partnerships grow close on the competition – and in some cases it's led to love off-screen.
Over the course of 18 series of the BBC favourite, nearly a dozen couples have split up thanks to their time on the show.
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Commenting on their chemistry, Darren said on behalf of Betfair Bingo "Instantly we saw lots of genuine emotion and happiness from both Tyler and Dianne as they met for the first time.
"Both were quite tactile with one another from the outset, which will obviously help the initial awkwardness of getting to know each other as the weeks go on.
"There was clearly an initial spark, which we have seen become an important element in the success of couples dancing on Strictly in previous years.
"Tyler and Dianne could use this to their advantage in order to progress week on week."
Tyler is believed to be single as it's not publicly known if he is married or has any children.
Meanwhile Dianne is happily loved up with Joe Sugg after falling for each other while they were partnered on Strictly in 2018.
Darren adds that initial interaction between the couples on launch night is a useful way of finding out how they'll progress in the competition.
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After revealing who he thinks is most at risk of an early exit, Darren added: “Verbal and non-verbal communication is the key to success for any couple.
Observing the level of connection between a pair when they first meet reveals whether or not there is an instantaneous spark and a foundation for a connection to form – if present, this can indicate who in this year’s Strictly competition might progress faster."
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