And Tilly, who is Gordon Ramsay’s daughter, was relentlessly teased about it by host Rylan Clark after she admitted to it on Strictly: It Take Two.
Tilly, 20, and Nikita, 19, exited the dance show on Sunday and caused a stir during their last performance – a Samba to Dua Lipa’s Levitating which saw dance pro Nikita remove his shirt.
Nikita initially insisted during the chat with Rylan that his outfit ‘had a mind of its own’, but then he admitted: “Tilly was the one who unbuttoned my button”.
Tilly protested: “That’s not true!” as Rylan pushed: “This is how rumours start, come on!”
However after Nikita asked people to watch back the show to see what happened Tilly confessed: “My hand got caught – my hand pulled your shirt!”
Rylan couldn’t resist ribbing: :”My hand accidentally unbuttoned your shirt. That’s how it starts babe, trust me!”
The dance pair are the best of friends and said they had the “perfect partnership”.
Nikita said: ‘We’re just laughing about it, it’s nothing serious. I mean, we’re professional dancers here and we’re here to make and have an amazing journey on Strictly and to have fun.’
Tilly said of her time on the programme: “Every moment has just been incredible and I’ve had the best person to dance with for the past 10 weeks. I really did not want it to be my last dance.”
Strictly: It Takes Two airs at 6.30pm on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer