Social media users were sent into a frenzy when the 27-year-old apparently stroked his leg under the table as they presented alongside each other.And speculation was further fuelled after they arrived arm-in-arm at the GQ Men of the Year Awards earlier this week.”Helen Skelton has come under fire this week for her choice of attire, with viewers moaning the blonde babe's skirt was too short.The Olympic champion first sparked rumours the duo were more than just friends when they co-hosted the BBC’s coverage of the Games last month.Another added: “#SPOTY2016 Are #Rebecca Adlington & the handsome male swimmer Mark? ”“How on earth Rebecca Adlington bagged Mark Foster is beyond me!! While another continued: “Anyone else noticed Rebecca Adlington is sat next to Mark Foster #SPOTY2016.”A fifth joked: “Has #BBC sat #Mark Foster next to #Rebecca Adlington in the front row to tease sad people into continued viewing of drawn out dross?#SPOTY.”Rebecca looked stunning in a long-sleeved mini dress as she posed up a storm on the red carpet before heading into the event.
From most people that would be an infuriating boast but from her it’s not, and I’m trying to work out why.The international events, that's where it's at."Foster has been branded "the bad boy of British swimming," partly as a result of a couple of brushes with the police when he was a teenager, one of which involved using money obtained by deception, and partly because of a ban he received in France in 1995, after traces of – horreur! We are chatting in the Bath flat he shares with the hurdler Colin Jackson.Foster is reclining on a large sofa and taking up very nearly all of it.But Rebecca has denied anything is going on between the two, saying they are nothing more than close pals.She said: “We’re not a couple.“We’ve been friends for 10 years.“He came to my wedding.“There was no industrial strength flirting.” Her presenting alongside silver fox Mark, 46, during the Olympics seemed to cause Twitter to go into meltdown every other day.