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Derek Hough has been known to stir romance rumors on Dancing With the Stars — especially after dating Season 6 partner Shannon Elizabeth — and the heat between him and Season 14 partner Maria Menounos is evident.

But with Maria in a relationship (she has a long-term boyfriend), recent photos taken from the DWTS after-party suggest that Derek has set his sights on one of the single contestants. And she’s even his type: Katherine Jenkins.

In these photos, Derek is seen getting super-close to Katherine at the cast party after Week 4’s performance — Katherine is still wearing her black rocker chick hair extensions from the show. Derek holds her head with his hands, makes her laugh, and doesn’t seem to notice anyone else around him — even his partner Maria!

Do you think these pictures prove there is something going on between them?

Catch the next new episode of DWTS on Monday, April 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Source: RumorFix

Molly Friedman is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @MollyFriedman.

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