Strictly's Georgia May Foote and Giovanni Pernice have SPLIT

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Georgia May Foote and Giovanni Pernice have announced a surprise split ahead of Strictly Come Dancing's return.

Georgia danced with pro performer Giovanni in his first year on Strictly last year and following the show - and Georgia's break up from her previous boyfriend - the pair became a couple.

They were living together in London as Giovanni prepared for a brand new series of Strictly with a new celebrity pairing.

"Of course I'll get jealous," Georgia admitted to OK! magazine just this month. "Whoever Giovanni gets is a very lucky girl. He’s a great teacher."

She added: "I’m excited for whoever he gets and, yeah, he’s a great teacher, so I’m happy for him. I think it’s fine."

However this weekend saw Georgina announce they were no longer together, only a week before Strictly's launch.

The former Corrie actress wrote on to her followers on Twitter: "It is with great sadness we have decided to split up. There is nobody else involved. Although it was not an easy decision to make, sometimes you realise that it is better to be friends and this is one of those times."

Georgia went on: "We both have very busy work schedules for the rest of the year so we are both going to focus on our upcoming work projects and we wish each other well for the future."

She added: Thank you for all your support for us during and after the series. I love you all very much."

Strictly returns to BBC One next Saturday, September 3.

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