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Giovanni Pernice and Ashley Roberts take big step forward in their relationship

Giovanni dropped the "L" word

Strictly Come Dancing star Giovanni Pernice has taken a big step forward in his relationship with Ashley Roberts – dropping the “L” word on Instagram.

The Pussycat Dolls singer had posted a sweet selfie of her and Giovanni to Instagram to mark the opening night of the dancer’s Dance Is Life tour.

And Giovanni was quick to express his love for Ashley, commenting on the photo: “Loved to have you there at the first show. Front row, baby!!! Love you!!!”

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Giovannie dropped the “L” word on Instagram (Credit: Instagram)

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The shot showed Ashley smiling at the camera, while Giovanni kissed her on the cheek.

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He told Ashely he loved her in a comment on her Instagram post (Credit: Instagram)

The image was captioned: “Proud of this one! Opening night was a success. Make sure to grab your tickets as it’s almost sold out hunni’s. #danceislife.”

The couple’s fans were responded with enthusiasm, flooding the comments to show just how much they’re backing the relationship.

“You are the cutest, I cannot,” one fan commented, while another said “You two are just relationship goals!!!”

Another fan commented “You two are so sweet together. You deserve every happiness,” while another said, “Still not over this wow, you two deserve all the happiness in the world!!”

Ashley Roberts and Pasha Kovalev dancing their Jive (Credit: BBC)
The pair met on Strictly, where Ashley was paired with Pasha (Credit: BBC)

The former Pussycat Doll opened up about her relationship with Giovanni in an interview with Weekend Magazine last month, saying it was “early days.”

“Yes we are seeing each other,” she said. “And now the show is done we can spend a bit more time together. We’re getting to know each other, and it’s nice

“It’s just starting now! This is when it’s starting, but it’s still early days.”

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Giovanni danced with Faye on the hit show (Credit: WENN)

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The pair met on the set of Strictly Come Dancing last year, when Ashely joined as one of the celebrity contestants.

She was paired with pro dancer Pasha Kovalev, while Giovanni danced with Steps singer Faye Tozer.

Both couples came in as runners up on the hit show, with Stacey Dooley walking away with the glitter ball trophy, along with her pro partner  Kevin Clifton.

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