Strictly Come Dancing star Giovanni Pernice has shut down any rumours which suggest he is dating his celebrity partner, Ranvir Singh.
Over the past few weeks, the couple's undeniable chemistry has left viewers wondering if there could be something more between the two. On Saturday, their sensual Argentine Tango certainly set tongues wagging, with judge Shirley Ballas saying: "It made me very hot under the collar, I have to say."
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However, friends of Giovanni have denied the rumours and told The Sun anything "between them is just for TV".
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Ranvir, 43, also shut down all possibilities of a romance on Tuesday's Good Morning Britain. Speaking via video link, the broadcaster claimed, "No of course not, there hasn't! He's [Giovanni] very much about the performance and all about the routines."
Last week, Ranvir confessed she found the idea "very funny". She told The Mirror: "'We both find the idea that we might get hit by the curse very funny – he is a 30-year-old man!"
Giovanni Pernice and Ranvir Singh sizzled with their Argentine Tango
Jamie Laing, who is partnered with Karen Hauer, agreed with the presenter, revealing that Ranvir had previously told him that she "hates" her partner after a long day of training. "I was talking to Ranvir the other day, who's just wonderful, and she said, 'at the end of the day I HATE Giovanni. Hate him," he told the publication.
The MIC star clarified: "They have such a funny relationship, like brother and sister. He is so competitive and she is so laid back and it makes him furious. It's hilarious. I just don't see how the curse can happen."
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