Giovanni Pernice dating Verity Bowditch

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Giovanni Pernice has found love again credit:Bang Showbiz
Giovanni Pernice has found love again credit:Bang Showbiz

Giovanni Pernice is dating Verity Bowditch.

The 'Strictly Come Dancing' professional recently split from 'Love Island' star Maura Higgins but he's already moved on and is said to be "smitten" with the 'Made in Chelsea' beauty - who has previously romanced co-stars James Taylor and Tristan Phipps - following a string of secret meetings.

A source told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: “Giovanni has fallen head over heels for Verity.

"They are smitten. He’s been training really hard, but has made time for her.

"They’re very sweet together.”

Giovanni - who previously dated Ashley Roberts, Jess Wright, Luba Mushtuk and Georgia May Foote - confirmed last week he had split from Maura.

In a statement posted on his Twitter account, he said: "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 & this should be the end of any speculation. (sic)"

Giovanni is partnered with 'EastEnders' star Rose Ayling-Ellis (Frankie Lewis) - the first deaf person to ever compete in the BBC Latin and ballroom show - in this year's series of 'Strictly', and the 31-year-old star admitted he has learnt "so much" from the current season.

He added: "Whilst I respect & understand interest in my personal life, wouldn't it be fantastic to instead use this space to raise awareness of subjects & 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. These are the conversations which deserve the time, energy & recognition.

"We must concentrate on what's important and how we can all make a difference in life. (sic)"

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