After being spotted giving Strictly partner Debbie McGee a kiss recently, and with routines so perfect they could be professional dancers, rumours of a romance have quietly been gathering pace between the dance duo.
But it seems that Giovanni Pernice’s heart might have been captured away from the dance floor.
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The professional dancer was spotted enjoying a night out in London with Inbetweeners actress, Emily Atack at members club, Soho House.
The pair reportedly arrived together at 9pm, and were pictured in photos obtained by The Sun leaving just before 2am as they jumped into a cab together and headed off into the night.
This wouldn’t be the first time Giovanni has dated an actress, the Italian hooked up with former Coronation Street star Georgia May Foote after the pair danced together on Strictly Come Dancing in 2015.
They split unexpectedly the following year in August.
Meanwhile, his most recent dance partner has been fighting off rumours that there’s anything going on between them…
Debbie described the rumours as “flattering”, telling Bella magazine,
“We have a great working dance partnership and we really love each other as human beings, so I can see why people want to say there’s something going on,”
“For a woman of my age, it makes me feel fantastic. To be nearly 60 and have people think I’d be having an affair with such a good-looking Italian is good for one’s confidence…
“We have great chemistry and love dancing together. But there’s nothing going on,” Debbie added.