A new series of Strictly Come Dancing is nearly upon us, meaning fans can settle in for an autumn filled with more sequins, sashaying and surprises.
The stage is nearly set and, in tonight’s pre-recorded launch show, we’ll find out which celebs will be paired with which professionals.
The celebrities taking part this year include McFly’s Tom Fletcher, actor Greg Wise and Olympian Adam Peaty.
But, by now, some of the pro dancers have become household names in their own right, and few have captured the attention of viewers at home more than Giovanni.
Is the hunky dancer married or dating?
Is Giovanni Pernice married?
Good news for fans of the Italian stallion: Giovanni Pernice is not married.
Bad news: he’s dating Love Island’s Maura Higgins.
The pair are seriously smitten, with Maura wishing him a happy birthday on social media and describing him as the man who makes her world ‘complete.’
Giovanni commented back, replying: ‘Thank you baby !!! I love you so much.’
Prior to pairing off with the Love Island favourite, Giovanni dated Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts met in 2018, when she appeared on Strictly.
The pair dated for a year, before calling it quits in January 2020.
The dancer went as far as removing photos of him and Ashley from his Instagram page – which is @pernicegiovann1 (you’re welcome).
Giovanni has a habit of finding love on the show, as he previously dated former Corrie star Georgia May Foote when she appeared on 2015 series.
The chemistry obviously helped their dancing, as the pair were runners up in the Strictly final.
However, they split in 2016.
He also dated Jess Wright from TOWIE, who split up after just a few months.
He was also linked to Katie McGlynn, who will be competing in this year’s series of Strictly.
Though the two never commented on the rumours, Strictly bosses don’t want to stoke the flames by pairing them together, sources report.
Strictly Come Dancing’s launch show airs tonight on BBC One at 7:45pm.