Strictly's Laura Whitmore shuts down reported feud with Georgia May Foote

Strictly Come Dancing’s Laura Whitmore has rubbished claims she had an “explossive” row with Georgia May Foote over professional dancer Giovanni Pernice.

Laura Whitmore and Georgia May Foote dancing with Giovanni Fletcher on Strictly Come Dancing
Laura Whitmore and Georgia May Foote dancing with Giovanni Pernice on Strictly Come Dancing

The Irish TV presenter took to Twitter earlier today to respond to reports that Georgia is furious with her pal for getting close to the Italian hunk – who she was previously engaged to – on the show.

Georgia replied: ‘@thewhitmore yes good thanks! See u soon.’

According to The Sun newspaper, Georgia telephoned Laura because she was upset with pictures she’d seen of her friend and her ex together and the chat didn’t end well.

She said: “Georgia confronted Laura over the pictures of her and Giovanni. She knew they would get close because of the hours they’re putting in during training but Georgia just wanted Laura to stop plastering it across social media because she’s still upset about the split.

Georgia May Foote and Giovanni Pernice: Lia Toby/WENN
Georgia May Foote and Giovanni Pernice: Lia Toby/WENN

It appeared that 25-year-old Georgia – who is currently starring in West End theatre show Breakfast at Tiffany’s – had unfollowed Laura on twitter and sources claimed the I’m A Celeb host was not best pleased with the actress, telling her: ‘You’re ruining my Strictly experience.’

The source added: ‘Georgia thinks Laura’s being a real diva and is throwing their friendship away. All Georgia wanted was for her to be a bit more low key but Laura’s having none of it.’

Laura Whitmore
Laura Whitmore

Georgia and Giovanni met on Strictly Come Dancing last year when they were paired together and danced their way to the final.

Breaking the news of their split in August, Georgia wrote on Twitter: ‘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.’