BBC Strictly Come Dancing's Giovanni Pernice fans work out his 'coded nickname' for girlfriend

Giovanni issued a gushing message to Molly on her birthday
Giovanni issued a gushing message to Molly on her birthday -Credit:Giovanni Pernice Instagram

Strictly Come Dancing fans were baffled as Giovanni Pernice paid a gushing tribute to his girlfriend on her birthday - and revealed his coded nickname for her. The professional dancer started dating model Molly Brown in February.

The couple sparked engagement rumours earlier this week after Molly was seen with an impressive ring on her wedding finger. Giovanni praised his 'beautiful' girlfriend in a public message of love on his Instagram.

Giovanni wrote: "Happy bday to my beautiful!! TMABWAW I love you !" - alongside a prince emoji and a string of heart emojis. Molly gushed back: "Love of my life. Thank you baby, TMABW."

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The acronyms left fans confused, although some believe they have worked out the code. They believe Gio's nickname for Molly stands for 'the most beautiful woman in the world' and Molly's for Gio is 'the most amazing boy in the world'.

One fan gushed: "Happy Birthday Molly!! You are a lucky lady... Have a great day." Another commented: "Aw man you're no longer single that's me out the running dammit.

Others are hoping the couple are in it for the long run. One asked: "Okay going to sound like your mum now but does this mean we can have a grand baby? Please?"

After going public with their romance in February, it was reported that Molly and Giovanni had gone their separate ways and unfollowed each other on social media. But the pair are back together and seem like they are looking to the future.