Giovanni Pernice and Ashley Roberts ‘snog’ at Strictly wrap party

They've been getting close

There were rumours of their romance throughout Strictly Come Dancing, and now Ashley Roberts and Giovanni Pernice were apparently spotted kissing at the show’s wrap party.

An insider has claimed that the pair couldn’t keep their hands off each other and they were acting like a couple during the bash on Saturday night.

The source told The Sun: “They felt they had to keep things quiet during the show but threw caution to the wind at the party.”

Ashley Roberts on It Takes Two
Ashley was said to get close to Giovanni (Credit: BBC)

They continued: “They couldn’t keep their hands off each other – full on snogging and touching in front of everyone.”

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Has Giovanni been wooing Ashley? (Credit: BBC)

Pussycat Doll Ashley, 37, and the professional dancer, 28, – who both made the final – were also said to be consoling each other on the night after Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton won the Glitterball trophy.

Winners Stacey and Kevin on Strictly
Stacey and Kevin won the show on Saturday (Credit: BBC)

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It comes after ongoing whispers that the two have become close off-screen.

Ashley, who was partnered with Pasha Kovalev on Strictly, previously admitted that she had gone for drinks with Giovanni, who danced with Faye Tozer. But she insisted that they are just “friends”.

Ashley Roberts and Pasha Kovalev
Ashley with her dance partner Pasha (Credit: BBC)

Last month, she told Fabulous magazine: “We’ve gone out for drinks. He’s a lovely guy, but we are not dating.

“I’m so focused on the show right now, and really that’s where I want my focus to be. What happens after that, I don’t know. The right guy will come along at the right time. I believe in that.”

Giovanni previously dated his Strictly partner Georgia May Foote when they were paired on the show in 2015. And last year he had a brief romance with The Only Way Is Essex star Jess Wright.

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Giovanni was paired with Faye on the show (Credit: BBC)

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Now the show is over, could Ashley and Giovanni find time for romance?

ED! has contacted representatives for Ashley and Giovanni for comment.

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