Strictly Come Dancing's AJ Pritchard and Saffron Barker keep it casual as they arrive in Blackpool ahead of this week's show

They were recently forced to deny rumours of romance after their stellar performances on Strictly Come Dancing.

And AJ Pritchard and Saffron Barker looked in high spirits as they arrived in Blackpool on Thursday ahead of this week's highly anticipated show on Saturday.

The YouTuber, 19, cut a casual figure for the outing as she donned a white top with black tracksuit bottoms.

Out and about: AJ Pritchard, 25, and Saffron Barker, 19, looked in high spirits as they arrived in Blackpool on Thursday ahead of this week's show on Saturday

Out and about: AJ Pritchard, 25, and Saffron Barker, 19, looked in high spirits as they arrived in Blackpool on Thursday ahead of this week's show on Saturday

The beauty also wore a dark green jacket and let her blonde locks fall loose down her shoulders for the day.

Carrying a suitcase with her, Saffron completed her look for the day with a pair of sunglasses.  

AJ, 25, also kept it casual for the outing and wore a black coat with a faux fur lined collar along with a pair of dark, slim-fitting jeans. 

The TV star also sported a light grey hat and completed his look with a patterned scarf.  

Style: The YouTuber cut a casual figure for the outing as she donned a white top with black tracksuit bottoms

Style: The YouTuber cut a casual figure for the outing as she donned a white top with black tracksuit bottoms

Their appearance comes soon after the pair appeared on ITV's Lorraine where they were forced to dodge questions about romance rumours.  

In an awkward moment, Lorraine brought up the ongoing speculation that there's a romantic element to their partnership, despite the fact AJ is happily in a relationship with girlfriend Abbie Quinnen. 

She highlighted their relationship status by stating they're 'really good pals but pals', with AJ responding: 'Yeah we get on well.'

Casual: The beauty also wore a dark green jacket and let her blonde locks fall loose down her shoulders for the day

Casual: The beauty also wore a dark green jacket and let her blonde locks fall loose down her shoulders for the day

Keen to emphasise that things are Strictly platonic between the two of them, Saffron waded in telling the presenter: 'I think we're gonna be friends for life which is so amazing. I think we're always gonna be really good friends.'

Shutting down further talk of romance, AJ swiftly brought the conversation back to the competition, adding: 'We love it so much that we get to dance every weekend, we get to perform, we have a blast in training.'

The star dancer, who's brother is Love Island's Curtis Pritchard, has previously been forced to deny there's anything between him and Saffron.

Speaking to OK! magazine last month, he discussed his girl Abbie and was quick to quash the speculation about his love life as he declared: 'I already have a hot blonde!'

Interview: The pair recently appeared on Lorraine where they dodged questions about romance rumours (pictured in November 2019)

Interview: The pair recently appeared on Lorraine where they dodged questions about romance rumours (pictured in November 2019) 

Strictly's AJ Pritchard and Saffron Barker arrive in Blackpool ahead of this week's show

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