Strictly's Laura Whitmore addresses Giovanni Pernice 'romance' rumours


Strictly Come Dancing's Laura Whitmore has spoken out about rumours of a romance with Giovanni Pernice.

The TV presenter danced with Giovanni on this year's series and there were reports of chemistry between the two.

Although there were also rumours of a feud between the pair following their elimination half way through the series.

Appearing on Channel 4 this week, Laura sets the record straight and says that she and Giovanni neither hate one another nor are in love.

Alan Carr asks her on his New Year Specstacular: "Can we put these rumours to bed about your dance partner Giovanni...

"One minute you are having an affair, next you hate each other and suddenly you are secretly married with three kids and have adopted a Labrador. Tell us the truth. What is going on?"

Laura responds: “He was a great dance partner and we trained together pretty much every day."

Joined on the show by her Strictly co star Greg Rutherford, Laura goes on: "Greg knows what it’s like, it’s full on, and that is it.

"I wish there was more to it but that’s it. We don’t love each other. We don’t hate each other. We like each other."

Reflecting on her time on the show, Laura continues: “I kind of wish I had extra lessons now, thinking about it.”

She adds: "It’s crazy and I’ve watched the show before but I have never experienced anything like it. We got really close to everyone and it’s very emotional. It’s the scariest thing I’ve ever done – just getting out there and dancing."

Alan Carr's New Year Specstacular will air New Year's Eve on Channel 4.

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