Ashley Roberts: Strictly Come Dancing star 'SNOGS' Giovanni Pernice at wrap party
ASHLEY ROBERTS and her Strictly Come Dancing 2018 co-star Giovanni Pernice reportedly demonstrated their affections at the wrap party this weekend.
Ashley Roberts, 37, and Strictly Come Dancing 2018 professional Giovanni Pernice, 28, have been at the centre of romance rumours for several weeks but have previously insisted they are just good friends. However, at the wrap party the pair are said to have been getting up close and personal. “They felt they had to keep things quiet during the show but threw caution to the wind at the party,” an insider told The Sun. “They couldn’t keep their hands off each other — full on snogging and touching in front of everyone.”
Express.co.uk has contacted representatives for Ashley and Giovanni asking for comment.
Giovanni recently clarified his relationship with the former Pussycat Dolls star, telling Fabulous Magazine: “We’re just good friends, nothing more.
“She’s an amazing dancer and person, but we’re not dating,” he added.
“I’m single and ready to mingle.”
Last month, Ashley also denied the pair were dating as she was quizzed about the rumours on This Morning.
“Giovanni and I are friends,” she said. “I’m really focused on the show.
“We’re just friends and I’m single. He’s a lovely guy, but we are not dating.”
Ashley revealed that she and Giovanni had been out for drinks together.
Elsewhere, another Strictly pair appear to have also appeared to confirm their romance.
Finalists Joe Sugg, 27, and Dianne Buswell, 29, were reported to be dating earlier in the series when a source told Express.co.uk they were “100 per cent in a relationship”.
At the time, a representative for Joe denied the news, but last night the YouTube star looked to finally go public with Dianne in a sweet Instagram snap.
The shot, which Joe uploaded in view of his 5.7 million followers, showed them dressed smartly while he placed his arm tenderly around her waist.
The Australian dancer rested her hand on her partner’s neck as they gazed adoringly into each other’s eyes.
“I may not have won the Glitterball, but I’ve won something a million times more special,” he said in the caption.
Members of the couple’s Strictly family took to the comments section to gush over the post, with Stacey Dooley, 31, simply penning a series of emojis including hearts.
Doctor Ranj Singh, 39, also shared love hearts, while Tess Daly, 49, wrote: “Oh my! So happy for you two.”