Strictly star Alex Scott ‘dating’ Coronation Street’s biggest hunk Sam Robertson

Strictly Come Dancing star Alex Scott is reportedly dating Coronation Street actor Sam Robertson.

The 35-year-old beauty and the 34-year-old hunk, who plays Ken Barlow’s bad boy grandson Adam in the ITV soap, were allegedly spotted out having what appeared to be a date night at a restaurant on Friday.

It comes shortly after BBC bosses decided to make the move to make Alex Sue Barker’s replacement on long-running quiz show A Question of Sport.

Sitting over a candlelit dinner at the fashionable Dean Street Townhouse in London’s Soho, the pair enjoyed dinner and sipping on cocktails as onlookers said they were "flirting openly".

According to The Sun, a source said: "They both looked totally relaxed about being out together, even though they’re both very famous now.

"Strictly made Alex a household name so she’s instantly recognisable, and Sam is a big name on Corrie so they probably knew they’d be spotted out together but didn’t seem to mind at all.

"They laughed and flirted with each other and had a great time before heading off looking very cosy.

"They’re clearly both happy."

In regards to taking over the quiz show, insiders say Alex is due to meet with show bosses next month before new castings and contracts are signed in December.

It's thought she will start the role in the new year.

She has been eyed-up by show execs after two previous appearances on Strictly.

"Alex is being lined up as host, as a direct replacement for Sue," a source told The Sun.

"Like Sue, she’s a former sportswoman and she also has five years of broadcasting under her belt."

The source continued: "She's a natural on camera and, crucially, lives and breathes all things sport."

The source added Alex is "genuinely considered the best woman for the job".

A BBC spokesperson told Daily Star Online: “This is all speculation and no conversations have been had about the future line-up.”

To add to the speculation, bookies have slashed her odds to 2/1 to land the gig.

Rumours Alex is taking over Sue's role comes after it was revealed the veteran host had been axed from the panel.

It has also been reported today that Alex could potential be the face of the BBC's new mid-morning show set to rival ITV's This Morning.

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