Strictly bosses want katie mcglynn giovanni pernice to be paired together
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Strictly Come Dancing bosses ‘want Giovanni Pernice and Katie McGlynn to form dream ticket’

What will Gio's girlfriend Maura Higgins say?

Strictly Come Dancing bosses are said to be desperate to pair Giovanni Pernice with former Coronation Street star Katie McGlynn.

The reports comes after the BBC One show announced all 15 contestants for the new series.

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The report says bosses want to see Katie and Giovanni dance together (Credit: SplashNews.com)

Why are bosses so keen to pair Giovanni Pernice and Katie McGlynn on Strictly?

The Sun reports that Strictly bosses are keen to pair the 30-year-old Italian pro dancer with Katie, 28.

However, the pair became romantically linked five years ago.

Read more: Strictly Come Dancing cast: Did ex Corrie star Katie McGlynn date Giovanni Pernice?

Giovanni is now dating former Love Island contestant Maura Higgins, and has been famed for his relationships with his Strictly partners in the past.

He formed short-term relationships with Georgia May Foote when they danced together in 2015, and Ashley Roberts in 2018.

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Giovanni is currently dating Maura Higgins (Credit: SplashNews.com)

What did a source say?

A source told the newspaper: “This would be a dream ticket for Strictly producers, but a potential nightmare for the trio concerned.

“The show’s bosses always strive to pair up pros and celebrities likely to have the most chemistry. In that respect, Giovanni and Katie are an obvious choice.

“But they have to consider if that could have the knock-on effect…

“…of making life so difficult outside of the rehearsal studio that it might impact on their performances.”

For the record, Katie has always denied that she and Giovanni ever dated.

A rep for Strictly had no comment when contacted by ED!.

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Tilly Ramsay signs up for Strictly (Credit: BBC)

Who else is on Strictly this year?

Giovanni and Katie may be a dream pairing for bosses, but the dancing teams won’t be announced until the first show next month.

Last week, the likes of Tilly Ramsay, Judi Love, Dan Walker, Adam Peaty and EastEnders star Rose Ayling-Ellis were announced as contestants.

Read more: Strictly Come Dancing 2021: Full line-up confirmed as 15th contestant is finally unveiled

They join Ugo Monye, Greg Wise, Nina Wadia, Sara Davies and Rhys Stephenson.

John Whaite, AJ Odudu, Robert Webb and Tom Fletcher complete the line-up.

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