The Challenge stars Ryan Gallagher and Emily Seebohm have confirmed reality TV’s worst-kept secret in recent times; that they’ve been secretly dating.

Ryan, who starred in MAFS season five, and Emily, who is an Olympic swimmer, went IG official with their relationship this afternoon.

“Letting you in on a little secret 🤫,” Emily captioned a photo on the happy couple. Ryan posted a different couple photo, and simply captions it with a love-heart eyes emoji.

Congratulatory comments have started flooding in from Australian celebrities, with Tracy Grimshaw writing, “Outstanding” and MAFS star and The Challenge co-star Cyrell Paule commented, “We all knew wasn’t a secret 😜 called it after week 1 😂”.

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Rumours have been running rife for the past month that the couple are secretly dating since a source told gossip publication So Dramatic! that the two reality stars were dating.

Then, during an appearance on 2Day FM’s Hughesy, Ed and Erin, Ryan awkwardly danced around whether he was dating the Olympic swimmer when he was asked directly.

Not impressed with his blaze answer, Erin Molan asked him, “Is it just early days? Is that why you’re reluctant to commit?”

“It’s just a challenge,” Ryan cryptically responded.

Hughesy pushed the line of questioning further, telling the MAFS star; “Ryan, her friends told someone who told a podcast that you and her are in a relationship.’

“Em is a beautiful, beautiful girl and if there was a relationship there I’d be very lucky,” Ryan replied.

When Erin asked Ryan if he was a “lucky man”, he replied: “No, unfortunately not. Look I would be if I was. And if she ever did want to, I would be extremely happy.”

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