, were spotted holding hands at a Sundance Film Festival party on Friday evening.
She is very fond of Chris and they are great friends, but she still regards herself as a single woman.
Karen, a mentor on the ITV show, separated from skating coach Stephen Pickavance - with whom she has two daughters, Emma, 17, and Laura, 19 - earlier this month, ending their 21 year marriage.
She is now seeing Christopher, 52, a former Olympic gold medallist and star of 'Dancing On Ice', although friends insist their relationship is not serious.
Dean Cortez was a writer by profession before stumbling into the dating coach market.
He has lived in Las Vegas, New York and a variety of Asian countries.
In subsequent years he built up a great lifestyle with women surrounding him in Las Vegas, and eventually decided to write about it (being a writer). This led him to write dating advice based on his learnings on dating and relationships with Asian women.