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).”
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…”
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
“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.”