'Single' Melanie Sykes is supported by a pal as she leaves the Beauty Awards 2017 in chic lace two-piece... after slamming THOSE Olly Murs rumours

Last week, she addressed reports claiming she is dating Olly Murs, branding herself 'single'.

And Melanie Sykes was clearly determined to portray herself as the 'independent woman' she is as she hit the red carpet at OK! Magazine's Beauty Awards 2017 at the Pavilion in the Tower of London on Tuesday.

The 45-year-old TV personality was seen being supported by a pal as she left the event in a chic in a lace two-piece, after she posted a fiery Instagram message on her relationship status.

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Good night! Melanie Sykes was helped out of OK! Magazine's Beauty Awards 2017 at the Pavilion in the Tower of London on Tuesday, after slamming rumours of an Olly Murs romance

Good night! Melanie Sykes was helped out of OK! Magazine's Beauty Awards 2017 at the Pavilion in the Tower of London on Tuesday, after slamming rumours of an Olly Murs romance

Melanie declared herself a single woman following rumours of a romance with Olly, when she took to Instagram to pen 'This is what a single, happy, healthy, 47yrs old independent mother of two teenage sons looks like. DEAL WITH IT!'.

After shooting down heavy hear'say that she's being wooed by singer Olly, 33, it was clear she was casting her mind far away from the claims on Wednesday.?

Slipping into the flirty yet prim monochrome look, she gave just a hint of her famous cleavage - instead allowing the knee-skimming hem show off her endless legs.?

Keeping the Victoriana-theme going throughout the outfit, Mel pulled her bouncy raven tresses into a chic side ponytail with waves worked through. ?

Independent! The 45-year-old TV personality was seen being supported by a pal as she left the event in a chic in a lace two-piece, after she posted a fiery Instagram message on her relationship status

Independent! The 45-year-old TV personality was seen being supported by a pal as she left the event in a chic in a lace two-piece, after she posted a fiery Instagram message on her relationship status

Lacy sensation:?The TV personality looked incredibly chic in a lace two-piece comprising of a flirty black prom skirt and a high-necked white shirt

Lacy sensation:?The TV personality looked incredibly chic in a lace two-piece comprising of a flirty black prom skirt and a high-necked white shirt

With rumours of the coupling swirling in recent weeks, Mel was keen on having her say - which she did with the feisty caption, although it's not clear if they ever dated at some point.?

This comes after Closer Magazine alleged she was keen on taking her romance with Olly to the next level and they already chatting about marriage and children.??

And the singer and fitness enthusiast's supposed relationship of one year seemed to be backed up by a string of flirty texts dating back to 2012, as sourced by Reveal Magazine.

Speaking to the publication, a source claimed that Mel is already keen on marriage but isn't too fussed about having children.

Chic:?Slipping into the flirty yet prim monochrome look, she gave just a hint of her famous cleavage - instead allowing the knee-skimming hem show off her endless legs

Chic:?Slipping into the flirty yet prim monochrome look, she gave just a hint of her famous cleavage - instead allowing the knee-skimming hem show off her endless legs

Turning heads: The leggy lady looked lovely in lace as she made her way out of the venue

Turning heads: The leggy lady looked lovely in lace as she made her way out of the venue

'I'm independent!'?Last week, she addressed reports claiming she is dating Olly

'I'm independent!'?Last week, she addressed reports claiming she is dating Olly

Moving quickly:?This comes after Closer Magazine alleged she was keen on taking her romance with Olly to the next level and they already chatting about marriage and children

Moving quickly:?This comes after Closer Magazine alleged she was keen on taking her romance with Olly to the next level and they already chatting about marriage and children

It was claimed: 'Olly has always said he wants children of his own one day, but Mel has made it clear she’s not keen on having another child.'

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Mel and Olly for further comment. ?

Mel is already a doting mother to Valentino, 17, and fifteen-year-old Roman, who she shares from her first marriage to Daniel Caltagirone.

It was also claimed that while Olly was keen on keeping their relationship a secret, it was Mel who was keen on telling her pals about the new man in her life.?

History? The singer and fitness enthusiast's supposed relationship of one year seemed to be backed up by a string of flirty texts dating back to 2012, sourced by Reveal Magazine
History? The singer and fitness enthusiast's supposed relationship of one year seemed to be backed up by a string of flirty texts dating back to 2012, sourced by Reveal Magazine

History? The singer and fitness enthusiast's supposed relationship of one year seemed to be backed up by a string of flirty texts dating back to 2012, sourced by Reveal Magazine

Their future: Speaking to the publication, a source claimed that Mel is already keen on marriage but isn't too fussed about having children

Their future: Speaking to the publication, a source claimed that Mel is already keen on marriage but isn't too fussed about having children

'Pals have urged Olly to be cautious as they fear they want different things, but it’s been tough. Their chemistry is undeniable.

'Mel appears besotted with Olly and really likes him. She’s even told friends she can see herself marrying him,' it was added - while it's claimed Olly isn't quite ready for a 'full blown?relationship in the public eye.'?

To add fuel to fire, Reveal magazine revealed that the pair had been sending tweets since 2012.?

Mel was said to have tweeted him: 'Who you supporting gorge? x x x x', which seemed to be in reference to a football match.?

The pair stopped tweeting each other for a while, but started up again after his split with girlfriend Francesca Thomas in 2015.?

Eager beaver: It was also claimed that while Olly was keen on keeping their relationship a secret, it was Mel who was keen on telling her pals about the new man in her life

Eager beaver: It was also claimed that while Olly was keen on keeping their relationship a secret, it was Mel who was keen on telling her pals about the new man in her life

'Hope you're well': To add fuel to fire, Reveal magazine revealed that the pair had been sending tweets since 2012

'Hope you're well': To add fuel to fire, Reveal magazine revealed that the pair had been sending tweets since 2012

Olly tweeted her saying: 'Hope you're well, xx' to which Mel replied: 'All good darlin' sprinkled with kiss emojis.?

Meanwhile, Mel had just thrown herself into a 'killer barre class' prior to taking the picture, after she found herself romantically linked to former X Factor star, with reports claiming the duo have been 'dating secretly for a year'.

Despite allegedly insisting they are 'just friends', an insider claims there is a 'real physical attraction' between the showbiz pair and Mel is said to have 'really fallen for' Olly after he whipped himself into shape last year.?

Similarly, it's claimed Olly took a liking to Mel after noticing her steamy gym selfies she regularly shares to her Instagram page.?

Shortly before her latest sexy snap, Mel was heard to be addressing her tendency to date a younger man - as she previously admitted that she prefers a toyboy beau, due to her 'silly' nature.

Flirtations: The pair stopped tweeting each other for a while, but started up again after his split with girlfriend Francesca Thomas in 2015

Flirtations: The pair stopped tweeting each other for a while, but started up again after his split with girlfriend Francesca Thomas in 2015

Reports: Despite allegedly insisting they are 'just friends', an insider claims there is a 'real physical attraction' between the showbiz pair and Mel is said to have 'really fallen for' Olly after he whipped himself into shape last year

Reports: Despite allegedly insisting they are 'just friends', an insider claims there is a 'real physical attraction' between the showbiz pair and Mel is said to have 'really fallen for' Olly after he whipped himself into shape last year

According to The Sun, Mel remarked: 'You don't tend to meet that many 40-year-old men who want to lark around. I always go for younger men... I'm very silly.'

Speaking of their alleged romance, a source had told The Sun: 'It's a no-brainer that Olly would be attracted to Mel - she's a beautiful woman with a fantastic body and she's a laugh.'

A source added to the publication: 'They were initially introduced through a mutual friend. They started texting for ages and some of the messages ended up getting quite saucy.

'They were bonding over her fitness programme. He was a fan of her gym selfies and thought that she had an amazing body.'?

Melanie has two children; Roman, 15, and Valentino Luca, 12, from her first marriage to actor Daniel Caltagirone.

Similarly, it's claimed Olly took a liking to Mel after noticing her steamy gym selfies she regularly shares to her Instagram page

Similarly, it's claimed Olly took a liking to Mel after noticing her steamy gym selfies she regularly shares to her Instagram page

They were married in 2001 but the couple split in 2008 and divorced the following year. Presenter Melanie went onto marry Jack Cockings, 29, in 2013 but after less than one year of marriage she filed for divorce.?

Meanwhile, Olly laughed off rumours that he was dating Louisa Johnson earlier this year after they joined forces for duet Unpredictable.

Olly has been unlucky in love in the past as he suffered heartache when he split from his long-term girlfriend Francesca Thomas. The pair were going strong for three years before they called it quits on their relationship at the end of 2015.

Olly had channelled his heartache into his fifth album 24 hours which he said reflected on his long-term relationship with the model.?

He was then romantically linked to his former X Factor co-host Caroline Flack, but the pair have always insisted their relationship is purely platonic.?

Lithe:?Speaking of their alleged romance, a source had told The Sun: 'It's a no-brainer that Olly would be attracted to Mel - she's a beautiful woman with a fantastic body and she's a laugh'

Lithe:?Speaking of their alleged romance, a source had told The Sun: 'It's a no-brainer that Olly would be attracted to Mel - she's a beautiful woman with a fantastic body and she's a laugh'

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