Strictly's Ashley Roberts and Giovanni Pernice enjoying 'secret dates' together

26 October 2018, 07:32 | Updated: 26 October 2018, 07:34

Ashley Roberts and Giovanni Pernice are reportedly dating
Ashley Roberts and Giovanni Pernice are reportedly dating. Picture: BBC Pictures

The former Pussycat Doll and Strictly Come Dancing professional are said to be romantically linked, and recently shared a kiss.

Strictly Come Dancing favourite Ashley Roberts, 37, has reportedly been enjoying a string of dates with professional dancer Giovanni Pernice, 28.

A show insider has revealed that their 'spark' has become apparent to many cast and crew members working on the programme.

The source revealed to The Sun: "The spark between Ashley and Giovanni has become quite widely noticed among the crew โ€“ they just seem to really hit it off.

"After the show each week theyโ€™ve been heading out for drinks together in London and just hanging out and looking very cosy.

โ€œItโ€™s very early days but it looks like things are going well โ€“ and of course theyโ€™re both single so itโ€™s all totally innocent fun.โ€

Ashely is not the first famous face Giovanni has been linked to: he most famously dated Corrie actress Georgia May Foote for a year, after their Strictly partnering in 2015.

He has also been more recently linked to TOWIE star and sister of Mark Wright, Jess - but their relationship only lasted a few months before he called time.

Meanwhile, Ashely's most recent romances reportedly include Declan Donnelly, and head judge Shirley Ballas' son.

Despite both featuring in the 2018 series, they are not paired together; Ashley is dancing with Pasha Kovalev, whilst Giovanni is with Steps star Faye Tozer.