Strictly Come Dancing’s Giovanni Pernice has been having a secret fling with a staff member at the show, insiders have claimed.
The professional dancer has reportedly been seeing the unnamed crew member behind Ashley Roberts’ back, after she admitted they’ve been going out on dates together.
The whole set has been buzzing with rumours about the hot Italian dancer having his own behind-the-scenes romance, according to show sources.
"While many men hate being talked about, he loved the fact that he was the source of some more saucy gossip.
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"He doesn’t seem to care. He is single and loves being called an Italian stallion," one told the Daily Star.
"A lot of the cast know this girl. She was beaming and hasn’t denied the story."
Giovanni, who is partnered with Strictly finalist Faye Tozer this series, had also been linked to Faye herself when pictures of them eating a cosy lunch together emerged.
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He’s said to have had a fling with a staff member
Giovanni was papped gently brushing Faye’s mouth with his hand – but the pair quickly stamped out any rumours of romance by insisting he was only removing a salad leaf from her face.
Meanwhile, Ashley has opened up about speculation they’re dating by admitting they have seen each other one-on-one outside the show.
"We’ve gone out for drinks. He’s a lovely guy," she said.
"What happens after that? I don’t know."
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Giovanni Pernice and Ashley Roberts arrive back at a hotel together
(Image: Greg Brennan)
Giovanni was also linked to his ex Jessica Wright when they were spotted having an intense conversation at the Pride Of Britain Awards at the end of October.
Mirror Online exclusively revealed they were embroiled in a furious row about the end of their relationship earlier this year.
Jess was heard telling him "You’re full of s**t" as they came face to face for the first time since their split in April.
A spokeswoman for the BBC show declined to comment when contacted by Mirror Online. We have reached out to Giovanni’s rep.