Sad news for Strictly fans! Former contestant Georgia May Foote has announced that her relationship with Giovanni Pernice is over.
Giovanni Pernice is an Italian dancer and choreographer, and one of the Strictly’s professional dancers. He had only just joined Strictly Come Dancing in 2015 when he was paired with former Coronation Street star, Georgia. The two hit it off, both on the dance floor and in private, and the dynamic duo ended up in second place on the show.
Shortly after the series ended, they announced their relationship officially, and were spotted out together as a couple. Things appeared to move quickly for the loved-up pair and engagement rumours swirled about the couple.
However, Georgia took to social media over the weekend to announce that the pair have called time on their relationship:
“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. 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.”
Georgia, 25, then took to Twitter to say that she still loves Giovanni, “very very much”. She also went on to express that she was having a, “hard time” and was “gutted” about the break-up.