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