The Voice judge Danny O'Donoghue 'on a break' from girlfriend… as he's forced to deny rumours he's dating Bo Bruce
16:02 GMT, 5 June 2012
They’ve set tongues wagging with their on air chemistry. And now it alleged The Voice judge Danny O’Donoghue’s friendship with protge Bo Bruce may have led to the breakdown of his relationship.
The Script frontman is reported to be 'on a break' from Lithuanian model Irma Mali, who he had been dating for four years.
Danny and Bo surprised viewers during last weekend's final with their duet Read All About It, as the Irish singer rested his hand on his protg’s hip, and at one point it looked as if they were going to kiss.
Now sources close to Bo believe it was the losing singer's closeness to the star throughout the show that is responsible.
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Chemistry: The Voice mentor Danny O'Donoghue and protegee Bo Bruce, he has denied they are dating after growing close to the singer on the show
A source told the Daily Mirror: ‘He’s told people that he and Irma are on a break.
‘No one knows if he and Bo are together for sure but the rumours are circulating like crazy.
‘Everyone wants it to be true because we all love a romance and they seem so happy.’
On a break: Danny and model Irma Mali are said to be taking time apart
Clean cut Danny, 31, would be an unusual choice for former wild-child Bo – the estranged daughter of the Earl of Cardigan – but she has previously admitted he made her appearance on the reality TV show more special.
‘This experience wouldn’t have been the same if I hadn’t had Danny,’ she explained.
‘From the word go he had confidence in me. I get on very well with Danny, we’ve got a lot in common.’
The pair spent increasing amounts of time together as the competition progressed, attending the recent Glamour Women of the Year Awards together in London.
Pop idol: Danny and Bo have gushed about each other in interviews with The Script frontman calling her 'absolutely everything'
between Danny and Bo – real name Lady Catherine Brudenell-Bruce – was
evident to onlookers as they laughed and joked together while performing
Irma – who has a nine-year-old
daughter from a previous relationship – and Danny met on the set of the
music video for The Script’s single Breakeven but friends of hers confirmed the split today.
A source close to Irma – who raised eyebrows by not attending the final of The Voice – says she made the decision to end the relationship.
The insider told the Irish Independent: ‘The truth is that Irma has decided to end the relationship with Danny as they are both going in different directions.
‘This split has been evident for quite a while now and has nothing to do with any third parties.
‘Danny is a sweet guy and Irma has nothing but good things to say about him and their time together.’
Danny’s spokesman said ‘Danny and Bo are definitely just friends.’
Date night: Danny and Bo spent increasing amounts of time together while filming The Voice