Strictly’s Ashley Roberts heads to hotel with Giovanni Pernice after ‘string of dates’

Strictly Come Dancing’s Ashley Roberts and Giovanni Pernice have been spotted heading back to a hotel together.

The former Pussycat Dolls star kept her head down and let her blonde hair fall across her face as she walked behind Giovanni – who looked pleased as punch.

The blonde American has been very coy about their relationship – and previously refused to rule out a romance with the pro dancer.

"We’ve gone out for drinks. He’s a lovely guy, but we are not dating," she previously told Fabulous .

“I’m so focused on the show right now, and really that’s where I want my focus to be.

"What happens after that, I don’t know. The right guy will come along at the right time. I believe in that.”

Strictly's Ashley Roberts heads to hotel with Giovanni Pernice after 'string of dates'

Giovanni Pernice and Ashley Roberts arrive back at a hotel together
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Strictly's Ashley Roberts heads to hotel with Giovanni Pernice after 'string of dates'

She kept her head down
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Strictly Come Dancing is well known for making or breaking relationships.

So it’s little surprise to hear the former Pussycat Doll and pro dancer have hit it off behind the scenes.

Strictly's Ashley Roberts heads to hotel with Giovanni Pernice after 'string of dates'

They appear to be getting on well
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Strictly's Ashley Roberts heads to hotel with Giovanni Pernice after 'string of dates'

She won’t rule out a romance with the pro dancer
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The couple, who aren’t partnered together, have reportedly been on a string of dates and "things are going well".

Ashley, 37, is partnered with Pasha Kovalev while Giovanni, 28, is paired with Steps singer Faye Tozer.

Strictly's Ashley Roberts heads to hotel with Giovanni Pernice after 'string of dates'

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Strictly's Ashley Roberts heads to hotel with Giovanni Pernice after 'string of dates'

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Strictly's Ashley Roberts heads to hotel with Giovanni Pernice after 'string of dates'

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A show insider said: “The spark between Ashley and Giovanni has become quite widely noticed among the crew – they just seem to really hit it off."

They added to The Sun : “After the show each week they’ve been heading out for drinks together in London and just hanging out and looking very cosy.

“It’s very early days but it looks like things are going well – and of course they’re both single so it’s all totally innocent fun.”

Strictly's Ashley Roberts heads to hotel with Giovanni Pernice after 'string of dates'

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Strictly's Ashley Roberts heads to hotel with Giovanni Pernice after 'string of dates'

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Strictly's Ashley Roberts heads to hotel with Giovanni Pernice after 'string of dates'

The couple are triumphing on the BBC show
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Giovanni previously dated former Coronation Street actress Georgia May Foote after they were partnered on the show in 2015.

More recently, he was linked to TOWIE star Jess Wright. The pair dated for three months before he reportedly called time on their relationship.

Speaking earlier this year, he said he’d love to settle down – but just not yet.

“Of course I want to settle, darling, I’m Italian. I want to have a big family, it’s just not the time. I’m 27 years old — I really want to dance has much as I can," he told The Sun.

Meanwhile, Ashley previously dated Kenny Wormald and was also linked to Declan Donnelly.