Strictly Come Dancing 2016: Laura Whitmore slams "lies" about feud with Giovanni Pernice

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Laura Whitmore has hit back at "lies" printed about her time on Strictly Come Dancing 2016.

Laura and pro partner Giovanni Pernice were said to 'hate' one another after their stint on the show.

The pair were eliminated from the show earlier this month after appearing in the dance off against Ore Oduba.

Earlier this week it was alleged that away from the cameras their working relationship was never great and had since turned 'toxic' following their exit.

Sources accused both Laura and Gio of annoying the other with their behaviour.

The mole claimed to The Sun newspaper that "Laura got increasingly agitated with Gio’s tone and general rudeness," while Gio was annoyed that Laura apparently didn't play "the PR game".

“She didn’t like filming videos and didn’t promote their pairing like other couples did, which is vital to win votes," a source suggested.

In another report in the Daily Mail, Laura was even accused of 'bullying' Gio with 'abusive text messages'.

"She was a difficult, cold fish – she was a bully to Giovanni and he behaved like a total gent," a source told the newspaper.

Laura Whitmore hit out at the claims on Twitter yesterday, branding them "complete lies".

She wrote to her fans: “I believe in kindness.

“I am heart broken by the complete lies that have been printed today.”

Gio has yet to speak out over the reports.

Strictly Come Dancing 2016 continues this Saturday and Sunday night on BBC One.

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