Jay McGuiness on Aliona Vilani: "You get a best friend out of Strictly"

Published Monday, Dec 21 2015, 11:05 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Strictly Come Dancing winner Jay McGuiness has spoken out about his relationship with professional dance partner Aliona Vilani.

The Wanted star Jay stormed to victory with Aliona as the winner of the BBC dancing competition on Saturday night (19 December).

Strictly Come Dancing 2015 winner Jay McGuiness speaking on ITV's Lorraine.
21 December 2015.


Jay has been consistent throughout the competition, and was victorious on the night, despite coming bottom of the leaderboard alongside Georgia May Foote and Kellie Bright.

While his dancing has been the focus, Jay and Aliona's relationship has also been much talked about, even though she is happily married to her sales director husband Vincent Kavanagh.

Speaking to Lorraine, Jay said: "When you dance with someone you have to create romance sometimes and people then want to see that almost."

Aliona Vilani, Jay McGuiness' Showdance on Strictly Come Dancing 2015.
19 December 2015.

© BBC/Guy Levy

Aliona Vilani, Jay McGuiness win Strictly Come Dancing 2015.
19 December 2015.

© BBC/Guy Levy

Jay said that the process has given him and Aliona a newfound friendship as best friends.

"We did something that so few people do together, I genuinely will treasure it forever," he continued. "Honestly, you spend that many hours together you talk about every single thing, like the most trivial and the most pretentious, literally everything. No matter what happens you get a best friend out of Strictly."

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