Lucy Mecklenburgh 'dating' Louis Smith
- Bang Showbiz
- 17 December 2014
'The Only Way Is Essex' star Lucy Mecklenburgh is reportedly dating olympic gymnast, Louis Smith, after the pair met on BBC's 'Tumble'
Lucy Mecklenburgh is "dating" Louis Smith.
The 'The Only Way Is Essex' star is reportedly enjoying a romance with the olympic gymnast after the pair met on BBC One show, 'Tumble'.
A source revealed: "Louis got with someone straight after 'Tumble' but they split and he bumped into Lucy ... Sparks flew and they started dating.
"He took her to a skating rink last Thursday (11.12.14), which is apt considering he'll be on [Channel 4 show] 'The Jump' in the New Year. They had a brilliant time and things are really heating up between them.
"The way things are looking they could be together for a long time."
The pair reportedly enjoyed a romantic ice skating session in Canary Wharf, east London and have both been back to each other's houses, with friends revealing that things are moving fast between them.
During the 24-year-old television personality's time on the show, rumours were rife about the couple.
The source continued to The Sun newspaper's TVBiz column: "There were lots of rumours about Louis and Lucy when he was judging 'Tumble' and she was a contestant. It's true they were flirting, but nothing happened.
"In fact, Lucy went as far as to say he was too short, which must have come as a bit of a blow to his ego ... She must have forgotten about his size."