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Maria Menounos and Derek Hough may or may not be dating, but they're clearly a perfect match on Dancing With the Stars. They scored the season's first 30!

That's one way to top their on-stage kiss a few weeks ago.

Derek and Maria performed the paso doble and judges were in love with what she turned in, awarding a trio of 10s for the first time in this fun 14th season.

Carrie Ann Inaba joked "that dance sucked!" before remarking "You two were so on fire!" Bruno Tonioli, meanwhile, may still be having heart palpitations.

Check out the first-place pair's perfect paso doble below:

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With their undeniable chemistry, Maria Menounos and Derek Hough sure know how to heat up Dancing With the Stars ... and the celebrity gossip rumor circuit.

The subject of much did-they-or-didn't-they-kiss speculation a couple of weeks ago and the continued target of dating rumors, there was no doubt this week.

Maria and Derek full-on locked lips during their salsa:

Although Bruno Tonioli asked if they needed a room and if he could join in (would you expect anything less?) Carrie Ann Inaba thought the kiss was too much.

"Dance is all about the illusion of passion," she chided the pair, who earned 27 out of a possible 30 points for the routine. "Don't go at it in front of everyone!"

Or do. Really, no one is complaining here at THG. And we thought Allure's pic of Maria Menounos nude would be her hottest moment of the week ...

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Maria Menounos and Derek Hough may not have turned in the best routine on Monday's Dancing With the Stars (Katherine Jenkins and William Levy both edged them on the scoreboard), or the most emotional (Donald Driver wins there).

Their rumba was hands down the steamiest, however.

Somewhere between rumba and racy, Maria and Derek ended up panting on the floor. The tandem may have shared more than choreography, or something:

It sure looked like they kissed, and let's face it, these two are a great fit for the obligatory DWTS dating rumor mill. Their physical chemistry is palpable.

Of course, Maria and Derek played it cool when chatting with Brooke Burke, opting not to answer the obvious question: Did they or didn't they kiss?

But will they stick around after tonight? That's a definite yes.

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Maria Menounos and Derek Hough might be the hottest Dancing With the Stars pairing of the season, even if their debut was not so hot on technical merit.

She had the misfortune of kicking off the DWTS season premiere, and the nerves were palpable Monday. Maria will have to overcome her fears to survive.

She's with Derek, though, so expect her to stick around at least long enough to give it the old college try. Don't write the easy-on-the-eyes pair off just yet.

Watch their season-opening performance below:

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