Curtis Pritchard has reportedly been pictured kissing dancer Amber Pierson months after his split from Maura Higgins earlier this year.
The 24 year old former Love Island star was allegedly seen with his arm over Amber, whom Curtis denied “cheating” on 29 year old Maura with amid their break up.
In photos obtained by The Sun Online, Curtis was also seen embracing Amber as they shared a kiss, who had her arms wrapped around the professional dancer’s waist.
The snaps come after Curtis and Amber, who worked as a backing dancer on Curtis and brother AJ’s dance tour earlier this year, denied rumours they were romantically involved while Curtis was dating Maura.
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It was reported Maura “confronted” Curtis over the apparent “cheating” allegations after an unknown person claimed Curtis was seen “hugging and kissing” Amber at Freedom Bar in London.
The MailOnline reported in March that the tweet read: “Curtis and Maura are definitely not together. They are at different night clubs. Curtis is with the dance crew and is hugging and kissing amberpierson”. [sic]
A source later added to the publication: “Maura and Curtis hadn’t been right since the night of the National Television Awards.
“First it was a video of Curtis looking close to a girl on New Year’s Eve, which was published the same day as Maura’s first live performance on Dancing on Ice. Then their fallout at the NTAs.
“But the tip of the iceberg for Maura was having to confront Curtis over a tweet which said he kissed Amber, who he performs with on tour. It seemed to be following a pattern.
“After their separate nights out on Saturday, Maura tried to text Curtis but he didn’t reply. He called her instead and said it wasn’t true.”
Amber later took to Instagram to deny the claims, as she wrote a post to her 5,000 followers: “I didn’t want to speak out about this, but I feel I have to as I have been receiving a few abusive messages recently regarding what’s been in the papers.
“To be very clear, Curtis and I have never been together. We are simply friends and dance partners! There are 13 dancers going on tour, and I am one of them.
“The ‘cheating’ allegations this week are out of the blue and are complete lies.
“I wanted no part in this but what I will say is Curtis is genuinely a lovely and talented guy, who doesn’t deserve any of this.”
She finished her statement: “Hope that’s set the record straight and we can can move on.”
A childhood friend of Curtis’ told OK! online: “Throughout the relationship all I’ve ever seen is Curtis gushing about how much he loves Maura.
“He was genuinely so happy with her. I think the problem may have been on her side and not his.”