Strictly's Laura Whitmore says Giovanni Pernice has been working her hard

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Laura Whitmore has revealed Giovanni Pernice has been working her hard on Strictly Come Dancing.

The pairing are one of the favourites to win and are now into their second week of training ahead of the first live show later this month.

And Laura has had a bit of an eye opener following her first few days in rehearsals.

“I thought it would be easier," she confessed to the Daily Star newspaper this past week. "But Giovanni was like: 'We can't have any breaks, let's work hard'. He's quite strict.”

She went on: “I wanted to take a lunch break but he said until I got the steps right I couldn’t have one.

“It’s been really tough – we’ve not even had coffee breaks. Not until I know the routine fully.”

In a clip posted on Twitter last week, Laura was seen complaining about Gio's non-stop attitude practice.

"I'm so tired, I can't feel my legs," she remarks.

Gio replies: "You'll be fine."

"I will if I get a decent break, 3 minutes don't count as a break!" says Laura.

Strictly Come Dancing 2016 returns to BBC One on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24 for the first live shows of the series.

See Laura and Gio in training below...

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