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Maura Higgins and Chris Taylor have fuelled rumours they could be an item after kissing on camera for all to see.
Former Love Island star Chris, 29, who previously reportedly spent a weekend at Maura's home, took to his Instagram feed to post a clip of them taking part in TikTok's "kiss your best friend" challenge.
However, the clip looked more than a little intimate as Chris picked Maura up off the floor, took his shirt off and lifted her into the air – much like Ryan Gosling did in the movie Crazy, Stupid, Love.
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He then lowered Maura down gently before holding her close and going in for a kiss on the lips, which she responded to by smiling and pushing him away.
Clearly regretting the decision, Maura, 29, then returned and seemed to lean in for another kiss after appearing to reject his initial advance during the challenge.
In the caption, Chris told his 896,000 followers: "Kiss your best friend challenge @maurahiggins . Cheers Tiktok…bloody fantastic idea probs shouldn’t have lunged in fairness [sic]
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"If anyone’s confused about why I took my top off…go watch Crazy, Stupid Love immediately #kissyourbestfriendchallenge," [sic] alongside a kissing emoji.
Maura, who recently hit back as she was quizzed on her friendship with Molly-Mae Hague and Tommy Fury, immediately replied to the clip as she wrote: "Stop trying to kiss your best friend," followed by a rolling eyes emoji and a laughing emoji.
Many of their fans couldn't help but gush over them, begging the two to become an item.
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One person wrote: "You two should be together xx," with a pink heart emoji and a blue heart emoji. Another said: "Oh ffs be an item… both are too damn sexy together". [sic]
A third chimed: "Why o why aren’t you 2 together!!! I love you both and you’d make an excellent couple! X". [sic]
While a fourth added: "I really want them to go out!! She's the only one that deserves him", followed by a crying emoji.
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Maura previously spoke out about reports of a romance between her and Chris.
The reality star's representative exclusively told OK! online that the pair are just friends, despite fans’ pleas for them to get together.
The Irish beauty’s representative told us: “Maura and Chris Taylor’s friendship is simply platonic”.
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