'Date night!' Rita Ora cosies up for selfies with fighter Conor McGregor at Fashion Awards... before fans SLAM her for 'disrespecting' his longtime girlfriend

She was seen leaving the afterparty with her rumoured 'love interest' Andrew Watts.

But Rita Ora's cosy display Conor McGregor was the real talk of The Fashion Awards in London on on Monday.

The flirty singer, 27, couldn't appear to get enough of the MMA star, 29 - who has been with partner Dee Devlin for over nine years - as they cosied up for snaps at the Royal Albert Hall.?

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'Date night': Rita Ora sparked outrage after posing for a series of cosy snaps with partnered fighter Conor McGregor at the Fashion Awards on Monday night

'Date night': Rita Ora sparked outrage after posing for a series of cosy snaps with partnered fighter Conor McGregor at the Fashion Awards on Monday night

Despite Conor being in a longtime relationship, Rita playfully quipped that it was a 'date night' as she shared snaps of the pair on social media.?

Rita jokingly tweeted posted snaps of the pair on her Instagram story with the caption: 'Date night,' as they both posed with a slew of other stars at the bash.

The quip went down badly with fans on her Twitter, with many accusing her of 'disrespecting' the mother of his son.?

One follower wrote to Conor: 'You've got a fine Irish steak at home mate. No need to ruin it with a McDonald's,' one fan tweeted.

Another aimed at Rita: 'Date night with a married man?' while one added: 'That’s lovely for his partner and mother of his child, have a bit of respect maybe?'

A spokesperson for Rita insisted the term was in reference to the night as a whole.

They said: 'Date night is a figure of speech, Rita also posted selfies with Donatella Versace as her real date and one with Jourdan Dunn as her date.'??

Loving it: The duo appeared to be having a great time at the bash together, with Rita even captioning the Snapchats 'date night' - which didn't go down well with fans

Loving it: The duo appeared to be having a great time at the bash together, with Rita even captioning the Snapchats 'date night' - which didn't go down well with fans

Just having fun? The star looked keen to add snaps of her and the fighter on her social media during the evening?

Just having fun? The star looked keen to add snaps of her and the fighter on her social media during the evening?

Upset: The 'date night' snaps angered followers, with many accusing Rita of 'disrespecting' Conor's partner Dee

Upset: The 'date night' snaps angered followers, with many accusing Rita of 'disrespecting' Conor's partner Dee

Dynamic duo: Rita looked comfortable in Conor's company as they cosied up for pictures. Conor has been dating Dee Devlin, the mother of his son, for almost a decade

Dynamic duo: Rita looked comfortable in Conor's company as they cosied up for pictures. Conor has been dating Dee Devlin, the mother of his son, for almost a decade

Palled up: Rita and Conor appeared to enjoy their evening together as they joined the star-studded lineup at the bash

Palled up: Rita and Conor appeared to enjoy their evening together as they joined the star-studded lineup at the bash

Smile: The pair jokingly posed for selfies together, with Rita showcasing her ample cleavage in a stunning metallic gown

Smile: The pair jokingly posed for selfies together, with Rita showcasing her ample cleavage in a stunning metallic gown

His rock: Conor has long credited Dee (above) - the mother of his son?Conor Jack McGregor Jr. - with helping him on his road to success

His rock: Conor has long credited Dee (above) - the mother of his son?Conor Jack McGregor Jr. - with helping him on his road to success

Connor looked totally dapper in a burgundy suit as he sat next to Rita for the awards show, happily grinning for selfies of the pair.

As the night wore on, Rita joked that the pair were holding up the fort as other people headed, sharing a selfie with the caption: 'And then there were two.'?

Despite their friendly display, Rita was seen leaving the Fashion Awards afterparty in the early hours of Tuesday morning with her rumoured 'love interest' Andrew Watts.

The star attempted to keep a low profile as she left the Chiltern Firehouse with Andrew, despite the couple keeping mum on their relationship status.

Continuing to rock her standout black and yellow ensemble from her performance that evening, Rita and Andrew appeared to be going for a 'matchy matchy' look as he also donned a standout print two-piece suit, along with red tinted specs.

The couple have been spotted together on numerous occasions, but have refused to confirm that they are in a relationship.

A source told MailOnline that Rita and Andrew are just friends, saying: 'They have never dated. Andrew is a producer who worked on her album and is a friend of hers.'?

Coupling up? Despite enjoying the show with Conor, Rita was seen leaving the afterparty with rumoured 'love interest' Andrew Watts

Coupling up? Despite enjoying the show with Conor, Rita was seen leaving the afterparty with rumoured 'love interest' Andrew Watts

Superstar exit: Rita continued to rock the stand-out black and yellow ensemble as she exited London's Chiltern Firehouse in the early hours of Tuesday morning

Superstar exit: Rita continued to rock the stand-out black and yellow ensemble as she exited London's Chiltern Firehouse in the early hours of Tuesday morning

Get wild in Rita's blazer by Versace

Rita Ora was spotted at the BFA after party in head-to-toe in Versace. The look consisted of printed yellow high waist, skinny trousers, a low-cut top, matching shoes and a sharply tailored blazer in a clashing animal print. The look was pulled together in a strong shade of yellow, which Rita worked with aplomb.

This is a look hot off the Versace SS18 catwalk, a brand that many of last night's fashionistas such as Stella Maxwell and Naomi Campbell chose to sport. This was a second Versace look on the night for Rita who had initially been pictured hitting the red carpet in a floor-skimming, chain metal gown by the Italian Fashion House.

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Songstress: Rita continued to attract attention in the look, after taking to the stage to perform at the awards bash
Songstress: Rita continued to attract attention in the look, after taking to the stage to perform at the awards bash

Songstress: Rita continued to attract attention in the look, after taking to the stage to perform at the awards bash

Single? Rita has kept Mum on whether her and Andrew are in a relationship, with a source telling MailOnline that the couple are just friends

Single? Rita has kept Mum on whether her and Andrew are in a relationship, with a source telling MailOnline that the couple are just friends

Cosy display: Rita and Andrew have been spotted together on numerous occasions, and were first rumoured to be in a relationship last year

Cosy display: Rita and Andrew have been spotted together on numerous occasions, and were first rumoured to be in a relationship last year

Rita previously arrived at the Fashion Awards in a dress that was by her standards quite demure, walking the red carpet in a chic silver fitted gown.

But the former X Factor judge songstress soon switched it up with a head turning animal print outfit as she performed on stage in front of the fashion industry's A-List.

Changing into a garish yellow and black blazer leggings combo, Rita also channeled leopard print as part of her daring new ensemble.?

Show buzzness: Rita went back to basics with a head turning outfit inspired by the animal kingdom as she performed on stage in front of the fashion industry's A-List earlier that evening

Show buzzness: Rita went back to basics with a head turning outfit inspired by the animal kingdom as she performed on stage in front of the fashion industry's A-List earlier that evening

Throwing on a long line leopard print blazer, Rita went on stage supported by a whole backing choir, dressed in black to highlight her outlandish attire.

Beneath the striking blazer Rita donned an even more eye-catching jumpsuit.

And veering back to the leopard print look, she added a pair of pointy printed heels to add some extra sass to her look.?

Taking to the stage, the singer clutched an all white tambourine in her hand strutting around channelling her inner-Mick Jagger. ?

Hot look: Changing into a garish yellow and black blazer leggings combo, the Hot Right Now singer channeled leopard print?

Hot look: Changing into a garish yellow and black blazer leggings combo, the Hot Right Now singer channeled leopard print?

Outlandish attire: Beneath the striking blazer Rita donned an even more eye-catching hornet's tail inspired jumpsuit?

Outlandish attire: Beneath the striking blazer Rita donned an even more eye-catching hornet's tail inspired jumpsuit?

? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Fashion Awards 2017 - ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? The Winners?

Outstanding Contribution to British Fashion Award Christopher Bailey

British Designer of the Year - Menswear Craig Green for Craig Green?

British Designer of the Year - Womenswear Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson

Accessories Designer of the Year - Jonathan Anderson for Loewe

Swarovski Award For Positive Change - Maria Grazia Chiuri

Urban Luxe Brand - Off-White

Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator - Pat McGrath?

British Emerging Talent - Womenswear Michael Halpern for Halpern

British Emerging Talent - Menswear Charles Jeffrey for Charles Jeffrey Loverboy

Business Leader - Marco Bizzarri for Gucci

Special Recognition Award For Innovation - Stella McCartney

Style Icon - Donatella Versace

Designer of the Year - Raf Simons?

Model of the Year - Adwoa Aboah

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Arriving at the ceremony, showing off her stunning figure, the London girl's stunning metallic dress sported sequined side panels and a plunging neckline, alluding to her ample assets.

And with a deep tan, the star has clearly been enjoying some quality time abroad during the colder winter autumn months at home.?

Placing a hand on her hip while posing seductively, Rita let her blonde hair fall past her shoulders, drawing attention to her stunning diamond earrings.

And with a smattering of makeup to highlight her natural good looks, the star added a few subtle pieces of jewelry to complete her chic look.

Sassy: Veering back to the leopard print look, she added a pair of pointy printed heels to add some extra sass to her look

Sassy: Veering back to the leopard print look, she added a pair of pointy printed heels to add some extra sass to her look

Rockstar: Taking to the stage, the singer clutched an all white tambourine in her hand strutting around channeling her inner-Mick Jagger

Rockstar: Taking to the stage, the singer clutched an all white tambourine in her hand strutting around channeling her inner-Mick Jagger

Duo: Donatella Versace and Rita Ora at The British Fashion Awards Afterparty

Duo: Donatella Versace and Rita Ora at The British Fashion Awards Afterparty

Get wild in Rita's blazer by Versace

Rita Ora was spotted at the BFA after party in head-to-toe in Versace. The look consisted of printed yellow high waist, skinny trousers, a low-cut top, matching shoes and a sharply tailored blazer in a clashing animal print. The look was pulled together in a strong shade of yellow, which Rita worked with aplomb.

This is a look hot off the Versace SS18 catwalk, a brand that many of last night's fashionistas such as Stella Maxwell and Naomi Campbell chose to sport. This was a second Versace look on the night for Rita who had initially been pictured hitting the red carpet in a floor-skimming, chain metal gown by the Italian Fashion House.

If you're someone who tends to rely on black trousers or a trusty LBD, why not jazz up your festive look with a great, statement leopard blazer?

Leopard print is a neutral must have!

* PRICES MAY NOT BE AS ADVERTISED
Glamorous: Meanwhile, the star was recently confirmed to be performing in the Live Lounge next week

Glamorous: Meanwhile, the star was recently confirmed to be performing in the Live Lounge next week

Having fun: Rita recently returned from her African getaway, where she both celebrated her birthday and worked with a number of local causes

Having fun: Rita recently returned from her African getaway, where she both celebrated her birthday and worked with a number of local causes

In her element: These included Space for Giants - a charity securing a future for elephants - and Big Life Foundation, who partner with communities to protect nature for the benefit of all

In her element: These included Space for Giants - a charity securing a future for elephants - and Big Life Foundation, who partner with communities to protect nature for the benefit of all

On her travels: The British star also visited a Masai village, where she shared a sweet video of herself with the local children (pictured with Donatella Versace)

On her travels: The British star also visited a Masai village, where she shared a sweet video of herself with the local children (pictured with Donatella Versace)

Meanwhile, the star was recently confirmed to be performing in the Live Lounge next week.

Rita recently returned from her African getaway, where she both celebrated her birthday and worked with a number of local causes.

These included Space for Giants - a charity securing a future for elephants - and Big Life Foundation, who partner with communities to protect nature for the benefit of all.

R&R: Rita enjoying a bit of downtime in the press room following her performance
R&R: Rita enjoying a bit of downtime in the press room following her performance

R&R: Rita enjoying a bit of downtime in the press room following her performance

Squad: Rita with her choir at The Fashion Awards 2017 in partnership with Swarovski at Royal Albert Hall

Squad: Rita with her choir at The Fashion Awards 2017 in partnership with Swarovski at Royal Albert Hall

Two's company: Rita strikes a pose alongside young starlet Hailey Baldwin

Two's company: Rita strikes a pose alongside young starlet Hailey Baldwin

The British star also visited a Masai village, where she shared a sweet video of herself with the local children.

She posted to fans: 'I’ve never been sang a song like this for my birthday before.

'I went to a beautiful Masai Village and they were so welcoming and my energy and soul will never be the same again. Thank you.

'Best birthday ever!! Also watch until the end I think I found a future superstar! Thank you @spaceforgiants and @biglifeafrica for this life changing experience #27'.?

Kisses: The singer was in high spirits as she made her way inside earlier in the evening

Kisses: The singer was in high spirits as she made her way inside earlier in the evening

Glamorous: Placing a hand on her hip while posing seductively, Rita let her blonde hair fall past her shoulders, drawing attention to her stunning diamond earrings

Glamorous: Placing a hand on her hip while posing seductively, Rita let her blonde hair fall past her shoulders, drawing attention to her stunning diamond earrings

Stunning: With a smattering of makeup to highlight her natural good looks, the star added a few subtle pieces of jewelry to complete her chic look
Stunning: With a smattering of makeup to highlight her natural good looks, the star added a few subtle pieces of jewelry to complete her chic look

Stunning: With a smattering of makeup to highlight her natural good looks, the star added a few subtle pieces of jewelry to complete her chic look

Strike a pose: As always the singer smoldered as she hit the red carpet?

Strike a pose: As always the singer smoldered as she hit the red carpet?

Blazing a new trail: Meanwhile, the star was recently confirmed to be performing in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge next week

Blazing a new trail: Meanwhile, the star was recently confirmed to be performing in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge next week

Altrustic: Rita recently returned from her African getaway, where she both celebrated her birthday and worked with a number of local causes

Altrustic: Rita recently returned from her African getaway, where she both celebrated her birthday and worked with a number of local causes

Say cheese: The singer posed for an unlikely photo with?Derek Blasberg and Miss Piggy

Say cheese: The singer posed for an unlikely photo with?Derek Blasberg and Miss Piggy

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