Strictly’s Giovanni ‘secretly dating’ MIC’s Verity Bowditch amidst Rose romance rumours

The Strictly star has been single following his shock split from former Love Island star Maura Higgins last month.

Giovanni Pernice has apparently moved on after his split from Maura Higgins.

The Strictly Come Dancing star is currently tipped to win the Glitterball trophy with his celebrity partner, EastEnders star Rose Ayling-Ellis, 27.

Giovanni, 31, and the actress have also been subject to rumours of a romantic connection due to their amazing chemistry on the dance floor.

However, it’s been reported that the Italian dancer is ‘secretly dating’ Made in Chelsea star Verity Bowditch.

The Strictly dancer – who broke up with former Love Island star Maura last month – is said to have been enjoying secret meetings with the E4 star.

Speaking to The Sun, a source claiming to be pals with Giovanni claims that the star has “fallen head over heels” for yet another reality TV star.

“They are smitten. He’s been training really hard, but has made time for her,” the insider told the publication.

“They’re very sweet together,” they added.

If the reports of a romance between the stars are true, the Verity would be following in the footsteps of a few other fellow reality TV stars.

Last month, Giovanni shocked fans when he called time on his relationship with Love Island star Maura – after X months of dating – but the Irish beauty is the only famous lady he has wooed over the years.

Prior to embarking in a relationship with the Glow Up: Ireland presenter, the Italian dancer has been linked to and dated fellow dance professional Luba Mushtuk, TOWIE star Jess Wright, former celebrity Strictly partner Georgia May Foote and Pussycat Dolls singer Ashley Roberts.

Since wowing judges and viewers on Strictly with partner Rose, rumours have also circulated that the dancing duo have sparked up a romance.

However, it seems that the soap star is still happy with Samuel Arnold, her boyfriend of seven years.

The actress is the first ever deaf contestant to appear on Strictly Come Dancing and hopes her run on the show will help smash some taboos.

Dance partner Giovanni has been learning sign language in order to communicate more effectively with his celebrity teammate.

Last month, during a results show, co-host Claudia Winkleman commented: “Giovanni you have been learning so much signing.”

The 31-year-old dancer and Rose then went on to showcase some of the words the Strictly professional has perfected over recent weeks.

Viewers at home loved the interaction, with one taking to social media to exclaim: “Giovanni learning sign language & deaf awareness for Rose is the cutest thing ever!”

The popular pair are now favorites to lift the Glitterball trophy next month and win this year’s series of Strictly Come Dancing.