Classical singer Katherine Jenkins has laughed off reports linking her to dancer Mark Ballas after he was photographed with his hand on her leg during a night out together.
The Welsh star set the rumour mill in motion when she enjoyed a night out in London with Ballas, her dance partner in the new series of U.S. TV talent show Dancing With The Stars.
The duo was photographed leaving a restaurant arm-in-arm, and Ballas was later seen resting his hand on Jenkins' leg in the back of a taxi, but she is adamant they are just friends.
She tells Access Hollywood, "We couldn't even see, there were so many (camera) lights flashing. And it was a comforting (gesture), like, 'Are you OK?' He put his hand on my knee. We'd only known each other 12 hours! We'd met that day in the morning and by the night we were married. We're just going to laugh it off really."
While Ballas is adamant his focus is on winning the competition, adding: "That stuff goes over my head... My priority and the goal is to turn Katherine into the best dancer possible. I'm not really into the gossip and all that. For us it's just here to work, get it done and have a great time."