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.
Why are bosses so keen to pair Giovanni Pernice and Katie McGlynn on Strictly?
However, the pair became romantically linked five years ago.
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.
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!.
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.
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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