Holding hands? I don't think they were holding hands outside the shot.
They're sitting close by, so it may look that way. Girls who have a best friend do sometimes hold hands, it's like a sisterly thing.
I know, I was just having a laugh following on from the coaching thing - maybe it's Genie out & Jamie in.
You often see girls walking down the street holding hands or linking arms but I have never seen 2 lads holding hands. If 2 men were sitting with their shoulders so close their elbows would be tucked in and hands on laps but girls are much more touchy feely and relaxed about physical contact. Anyway it is good that they appear to get on well because Laura gives the impression that she enjoys having friends around her on the tour, unlike some who can be single minded and live in a tour bubble.