Ellie Goulding failed to hide her blushes after her and Dougie Poynter were singled out by The NBA’s infamous Kiss Cam on Thursday evening.
Holding her hands to her face, the singer looked embarrassed as the pair became the focus of the entire O2 arena as they spent an evening watching the Brooklyn Nets’ victory over the Atlanta Hawks basketball teams.
Despite finding themselves projected onto the big screen, the 27-year-old shied away from kissing the McFly star who was sitting beside her.
She later tweeted: ‘Apparently big faux pas to not kiss on kiss cam @NBAsorry! Ha next time!’
The singers started off their evening watching the NBA Live match before they headed off to the Brooklyn Bowl launch party, where they were joined by a host of other celebrities including Kelly Brook and Cara Delevingne.
Dougie, 26, recently denied he was in a relationship with singer, but a source told MailOnline the pair looked ‘very together’ at the event together on Thursday night.
Ellie was dressed in a monochrome ‘FY’ T-shirt which she teamed with black wet-look trousers and heels and she wore her long blonde locks down and tousled.
Dougie wore baggy jeans, a simple white T-shirt and a green khaki open-shirt. He topped his locks with a grey trilby hat complete with burgundy ribbon.
The eccentric dresser also wore a bead and feather necklace, a series of beaded bracelets as well as a beaded key-chain which hung from his pockets.
Dougie recently said of Ellie: ‘She’s just a friend. We’re people hanging out together.’
The Mirror reported that the pair, both aged 26, were ‘holding hands and canoodling in the corner before leaving at the same time’ at December’s Cosmopolitan awards.
They also reportedly queued up at the sweets table together holding hands, giggling over the marshmallows and lollipops.
An onlooker told 3am: ‘They were deep in conversation and seemed to really be getting along. Ellie was laughing at all of Dougie’s jokes and he was being tactile touching her arm.
‘They were talking for about an hour, as if there was no one else in the room, and then they left at the same time.’
Dougie reportedly split from his girlfriend of two years, Lara Carew-Jones last month and Ellie is also thought to be single after briefly dating One Direction’s Niall Horan and Ed Sheeran.
MailOnline has contacted a spokesperson for both Dougie Poynter and Ellie Goulding for comment.