Josie Gibson shares cryptic 'life is a journey' post amid Stephen Mulhern romance rumours

Josie Gibson has cryptically shared that "life is a journey" amid rumours of a romance with fellow ITV star Stephen Mulhern. The This Morning star, 39, hasn't said anything publicly about the swirling stories but shared an inspirational video to her Instagram Story, writing "life is a journey not a destination" across the reel.

In the full video, a man said: "The destination is not as in important as the journey. We tend to have our eye on the destination.

"It's more important for you to be aware of the journey that you're on, which means that you should be aware of what's going on right now." Josie's cryptic post comes after she and Stephen were snapped holding hands as they spent time together this week.

Josie Gibson stepped in for Alison Hammond on ITVs Fridays edition of This Morning.
Josie Gibson is rumoured to be in a 'romance' with Stephen Mulhern after the pair were spotted holding hands -Credit:ITV
Josie wrote "life is a journey not a destination" over the post
Josie wrote "life is a journey not a destination" over the post -Credit:Josie Gibson/Instagram

Since the romance rumours began to spread, body language expert Darren Stanton has speculated that the pair are "more than platonic."

He explained: "Friends do hold hands from time to time, but looking at how interlocked their hands are makes me believe it could be more than a platonic relationship. It tells us Josie and Stephen trust each other a lot and they have a strong rapport with each other. Their growing connection will only develop more."

The pair set tongues wagging after they were seen getting close outside a London television studio, as they filmed for the last-ever episode of Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway.

The pair were both part of the Geordie duo's emotional last episode of their hit primetime show, which aired for the final time at the weekend - joined by the likes of Simon Cowell, Davina McCall, Rylan Clarke, Dermot O’Leary, and Girls Aloud who all went on to enjoy a fun-filled afterparty following the final episode.

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Josie and Stephen have both kept their love lives out of the public eye in recent years -Credit:Instagram/Josie Gibson
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Josie was recently snapped holding hands with TV presenter Stephen Mulhern -Credit:Getty Images

When quizzed by the MailOnline about what's going on between them, 39-year-old Josie, didn't hold back, as she quipped: "I'm in love with Stephen Mulhern. There you go." But she added a bittersweet note, saying, "But story of my life, I don't think he loves me."

Despite their long-standing friendship, Stephen, 37, and Josie have always kept things strictly platonic in the public eye. Last year, Josie got candid about her romantic life, revealing she was seeing someone new and had already dropped the L-bomb.

Speculation was also rife among fans that Josie was in a relationship with ITV cameraman Sam Morter after she posted an image of them hand-in-hand in Paris last year. Yet, Josie was quick to shut down those rumours, insisting they were nothing more than friends and confirming her single status.

Clearing the air, she later clarified on her Instagram: "I am not in a relationship, neither am I in love with cameraman Sam. I am not with Sam Morter.. I love Sam Morter, he is my work colleague, I'm like his older sister. I'm like his auntie. That's as far as it goes."