Strictly’s Giovanni breaks silence on ‘secret girlfriend’ reports

The Italian star has addressed the latest dance floor rumour

Strictly Come Dancing’s Giovanni Pernice has laughed off claims he’s got a ‘secret girlfriend’ hidden away from the world.

The pro dancer took to Twitter on Wednesday to dismiss the latest tidbit from the Strictly gossip mill that alleged he keeps a gorgeous dancer partner hidden from the spotlight.

A bemused Giovanni quipped: “Another day another lady !!! So funny to read !! Who will be next!! (sic).”

What secret girlfriend? (Credit: Twitter)

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Well, it’s no surprise that a fair few admirers were quick to reply and joked they’d be more than happy to pair up with Giovanni anytime!

One said: “More than happy to be next but wouldn’t want it to be a rumour!”

Another agreed: “Well, if you’re offering…”

Everyone loves Giovanni! (Credit: Twitter)

You’ve opened the floodgates now, Giovanni!

The dancer spoke out after The Sun claimed he’s been secretly dating a fellow dancer Luba Mushtuk.

Giovanni with Strictly pro partner Debbie McGee (Credit: BBC)

The newspaper quoted a source who alleged Luba’s been seething with jealousy over Giovanni’s friendship with Strictly partner Debbie McGee.

An insider had said: “Luba and Giovanni are together. But she doesn’t like Debbie because of their bond — she feels how much Gio cares for her.”

Debbie and Luba had a sweet exchange (Credit: Twitter)

While Giovanni has denied the claims, Luba hasn’t spoken out – although a quick browse of her Twitter account shows a warm exchange between her and Debbie, effectively pouring cold water on any animosity.

Luba, who currently works as a Strictly choreographer, celebrated her birthday this week, and replied to a sweet message from Debbie.

It’s not hard to see why Giovanni has admirers! (Credit: Instagram @PerniceGiovann1)

Giovanni, 27,  and Debbie, 59,  have found themselves targeted with persistent romance rumours ever since Strictly began.

Why, you ask?

Well, it’s all because of their amazing dance floor chemistry and a load of blurry pap shots of them apparently looking cosy.

Giovanni and Debbie have laughed off a romance (Credit: BBC)

Debbie, however, firmly laughed off any secret fling in a new interview with The Times – although she did lavish praise on Giovanni.

She said: “Giovanni and I have an incredibly special chemistry. We love each other absolutely and totally. We’re fantastic together.

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“There’s not one bit of that man I don’t like — he’s a nice person, good-looking, talented and fun.

“But no, we are not having a relationship.”