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Katherine Jenkins and dancer spark romance rumours

Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins and dancer Derek Hough have fuelled rumours of a romance after they were spotted enjoying an intimate night out in Los Angeles earlier this week (begs09Apr12).

The classical superstar is currently taking part in TV series Dancing With The Stars, and was rumoured to have struck up a close friendship with Hough, who performs as a professional dancer on the show.

The pair proved to be enjoying each other's company while partying at The House of Blues on Monday (09Apr12), when they were snapped embracing and whispering to each other on the dancefloor.

They appeared to beam with happiness as they enjoyed a cosy chat.

Jenkins, who split from fiance Gethin Jones in December (11), had previously been linked to her dance partner, Mark Ballas, but she dismissed the reports - insisting their relationship was purely platonic.