Strictly’s Ashley Roberts reveals truth about Giovanni Pernice dating rumours

Strictly Come Dancing star Ashley Roberts has denied she is dating professional dancer Giovanni Pernice.

The Pussycat Doll was rumoured to have been seeing the hunky Italian after they were spotted having dinner together.

But Ashley has vehemently insisted that they are not an item as she is too busy focusing on her dancing with partner Pasha Kovalev.

Speaking on This Morning, Ashley claimed they were just friend despite strong pushing from presenter Phillip Schofield.

She said: "Giovanni and I are friends. I’m really focused on the show. I’m passionate about getting better. It’s all about the dancefloor for me. We’re just friends and I’m single."

Strictly's Ashley Roberts reveals truth about Giovanni Pernice dating rumours

Ashley denied being romantically involved with Giovanni
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Strictly's Ashley Roberts reveals truth about Giovanni Pernice dating rumours

Giovanni would be any woman’s dream man
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Ashley was also asked about the backlash against her previous dancing experience.

The Pussycat Dolls singer, who scored a perfect 40 at Blackpool, defended her position on the show.

She said: "With the Pussycat Dolls it was a lot of booty pop, hip-hop dancing stuff which was over ten years ago.

"But [this] is such a different style of dance, I mean, the way that they transfer the weight and from the ankles to the knees to the shoulders.

"It’s so elegant and classy, and so precise. I mean, listen, I did have this dance experience but I am learning and I’m in the studio every week with Pash giving it my all."

Strictly's Ashley Roberts reveals truth about Giovanni Pernice dating rumours

They spoke about their Blackpool success
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Strictly's Ashley Roberts reveals truth about Giovanni Pernice dating rumours

Can they get another 40 this week?
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The singer will be hoping to emulate her success in the Tower Ballroom with this week’s Samba.

Ashley said: “It feels amazing and to go out there and have so much fun and to get so scores was the cherry on top. Blackpool will forever have a special memory for sure.”

While Pasha added: "I was really really high that night on emotions with all that energy. This year the level of the comp is so high. Going out and actually getting 40 it’s like ‘woah what’s happening’."

*This Morning airs weekdays on ITV at 10.30am

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