Danny Simpson rules out romance with Ex On The Beach star Ashleigh Defty?

Published Tuesday, May 10 2016, 16:26 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Leicester City F.C. footballer Danny Simpson has made light of the recent rumours he is dating Ex On The Beach star Ashleigh Defty, claiming the pair are just "friends" on Twitter.

Rumours had been doing the rounds that Danny and Ashleigh are now dating, but he has appeared to deny such reports. Sharing a photo of himself and friends with Ashleigh on Twitter yesterday (9 May), Danny tweeted: "When you accidentally bump into your so called "missus" lol #friends."

Danny Simpson and Ashleigh Defty, Radio Rooftop Bar
9 May

© Twitter / @dannysimpson

Does this mean there is nothing actually going on between them? It would seem so, as Ashleigh made sure to like Danny's tweet.

Danny's assurance that he and Ashleigh are not romantically linked comes after a source recently claimed the pair are keeping their "romance under wraps."

They had told The Sun: "It's early days but there's no denying they're into each other. Ashleigh has even started referring to him as her boyfriend."

Even Ashleigh's ex Scotty T had appeared to confirm their romance. When asked about his former flame dating Danny, Scott replied: "Oh yeah, I knew that." He told the same paper: "I know Danny well. Me and Ashleigh are pals. Whatever she does she does. I've got nothing against either of them."

While Ashleigh has been publicly supporting Danny and his teammates following their Premier League win, she has made no suggestion she and the 29-year-old are actually an item.

She was last linked to her Ex On The Beach co-star James Moore. They had got together while filming for the show, but split shortly after returning back to the UK.

Since then, Ashleigh has said she "regrets" their romance: "If I could go back and change one thing about my time on Ex on the Beach it would be getting with James. I thought he was a nice boy, but I was so wrong.

Reveal has contacted reps for both Ashleigh and Danny.

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