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Giovanni Pernice reunites with former Strictly partner Rose Ayling-Ellis

He is said to be secretly dating fellow  pro Jowita Przystal.

And on Wednesday, Giovanni Pernice, 32, reunited with his former Strictly partner Rose Ayling-Ellis, 28, at her West End show, As You Like It.

Taking to his Instagram on Thursday afternoon, the hunky dancer posted pictures of himself and actress Rose joking around in Soho Place’s theatre bar.

Reunited! On Wednesday, Giovanni Pernice, 32, reunited with his former Strictly partner Rose Ayling-Ellis, 28, at her West End show, As You Like It

Giovanni looked dapper in a double breasted navy blue blazer worn with a white open-collar shirt and khaki chinos.

Rose kept things casual in a baby blue roll neck jumper and indigo pair of straight leg jeans, following her performance as Celia in the play. 

In addition to a smiley snap together, the Italian dancer included animated shots, which showed Rose holding him in a headlock and pulling a funny face. 

Giovanni captioned the upload: ‘Another amazing evening, watching my second partner in crime @rose.a.e at @sohoplace with As You Like It. Brilliant performances!’

Good times: Taking to his Instagram on Thursday afternoon, the hunky dancer posted pictures of himself and actress Rose joking around in Soho Place's theatre bar

Good times: Taking to his Instagram on Thursday afternoon, the hunky dancer posted pictures of himself and actress Rose joking around in Soho Place’s theatre bar

Jokers: In addition to a smiley snap together, the Italian dancer included animated shots, which showed Rose holding him in a headlock and pulling a funny face

Jokers: In addition to a smiley snap together, the Italian dancer included animated shots, which showed Rose holding him in a headlock and pulling a funny face

Earlier this month, reports emerged claiming that reigning Strictly champion Jowita Przystal is secretly dating fellow pro Giovanni Pernice. 

Jowita, who won this year’s Glitterball trophy with TV star Hamza Yassin, has reportedly been caught kissing fellow pro dancer Giovanni backstage during filming.

The Sun has claimed that the sizzling couple are the BBC series’ ‘worst kept secret’ after they openly flirted at a recent party.

Polish beauty Jowita, 28, joined the Strictly cast last year and performed in group dances. She was paired with a celebrity for the first time this year, while Giovanni has been starring on the show since 2015.

A source told the publication: ‘She and Gio are the worst kept secret, but make a great couple.

Sizzling chemistry: Strictly champion Jowita Przystal, 28, is said to be secretly dating Giovanni (The pair performed together on the series in October, above)

Sizzling chemistry: Strictly champion Jowita Przystal, 28, is said to be secretly dating Giovanni (The pair performed together on the series in October, above)

New romance: Jowita, 28, who won this year's Glitterball trophy with TV star Hamza Yassin , was even reportedly caught kissing fellow pro dancer Giovanni, 32, backstage during filming

New romance: Jowita, who won this year’s Glitterball trophy with TV star Hamza Yassin, has reportedly been caught kissing fellow pro dancer Giovanni backstage during filming

‘While they both kept insisting they were single, the pair’s chemistry was ridiculous — and they kept getting busted snogging in corridors. Crew even saw them kissing in the production office.

‘They make a great couple though, and have been pretty inseparable in the last few weeks.

‘Jowita, especially, wanted to keep things quiet so she could keep focused with Hamza, and not distract from the competition.’

The insider added that Giovanni and Jowita went public with their romance at Gio’s pal Chelsea star Jorginho’s birthday dinner, where they openly flirted after weeks of keeping their romance secret.

The pair danced together in a pro routine in the week four results show in October where Jowita looked gorgeous in a green dress as she enjoyed a steamy embrace with Gio.

Success story: Polish beauty Jowita who joined the show in 2021, was partnered with a celebrity for the first time this year. Pictured, Jowita holding the glitterball alongside Hamza

Success story: Polish beauty Jowita who joined the show in 2021, was partnered with a celebrity for the first time this year. Pictured, Jowita holding the glitterball alongside Hamza 

Jowita recently split from her long-term boyfriend, fellow dancer Michael Danilczuk.

Representatives for Jowita and Giovanni have been contacted by MailOnline for comment. 

Giovanni’s last relationship was with Love Island star Maura Higgins who he split from in October last year — before going on to enjoy a string on dates with Made In Chelsea star Verity Bowditch.

Taking to Instagram after the split, Giovanni insisted that sometimes ‘great relationships with great people can come to a natural end’ which he said is what happened with him and Maura. 

Moving on: Jowita recently split from her long-term boyfriend, fellow dancer Michael Danilczuk (pictured together)

Moving on: Jowita recently split from her long-term boyfriend, fellow dancer Michael Danilczuk (pictured together)

He wrote: ‘Hey guys — I hope everyone had a great Monday. Going into another wonderful training week — thank you so much for your amazing messages & your support this weekend. 

‘I get to live my dream every single day because of you — so thank you, thank you, thank you. I wanted to say a couple of things…

‘Firstly, great relationships with great people can come to a natural end. This has been the case for me recently. There was absolutely no wrong-doing and this should be the end of any speculation. 

Exes: Giovanni's last relationship was with Love Island star Maura Higgins who he split from in October last year

Exes: Giovanni’s last relationship was with Love Island star Maura Higgins who he split from in October last year

‘Whilst I respect and understand interest in my personal life, wouldn’t it be fantastic to instead use this space to raise awareness of subjects and issues which need the attention.  

‘My eyes have been opened to so many things during my career. But I am learning so much from this series of Strictly.

‘The show has highlighted many important conversations for different communities and increased representation.

Before: Jowita and Michael met in 2013 at a dance summer camp in Krakow, Poland

Before: Jowita and Michael met in 2013 at a dance summer camp in Krakow, Poland

‘These are the conversations which deserve the time, energy and recognition. We must concentrate on what’s important and how we can all make a difference in life. Gio x’.

Giovanni has a string of other famous exes including Ashley Roberts, Towie’s Jessica Wright, fellow dance pro Luba Mushtuk, 32, and former celeb dance partner Georgia May Foote.  

Jowita has not commented publicly about her split from fellow dancer Michael. 

In 2020 he and Jowita catapulted to success in the UK after they won series two of the BBC show the Greatest Dancer. 

The two were coached by Oti Mabuse, a professional dancer who has appeared on Strictly from 2015 until 2021, winning the show twice. 

Ladies man: Giovanni has a string of other famous exes including Ashley Roberts (pictured together), Towie's Jessica Wright, fellow dance pro Luba Mushtuk, 32, and former celeb dance partner Georgia May Foote

Ladies man: Giovanni has a string of other famous exes including Ashley Roberts (pictured together), Towie’s Jessica Wright, fellow dance pro Luba Mushtuk, 32, and former celeb dance partner Georgia May Foote

According to their website, Jowita and Michael met in 2013 at a dance summer camp in Krakow, Poland.

When Jowita was announced as a new Strictly pro last year, Michael posted a gushing message to his then-girlfriend.

The caption read: ‘I am so ecstatic to share with you all that my babe made her biggest dream come true. She is now one of the pro dancers on @bbcstrictly 2021. I am super proud of You @jowitaprzystal. You are the most hardworking person on this planet and I know you will be outstanding. I know how much this means to you.

‘I love you from the bottom of my heart and I know everyone will see what I see in you! Time to smash it babe!’

However, the couple have not posted together since March and no longer follow one another on Instagram.

Incredible: Jowita and Hamza lifted the glitterball trophy this year after gaining the most public votes

Incredible: Jowita and Hamza lifted the glitterball trophy this year after gaining the most public votes

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