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Strictly's Giovanni Pernice and Maura Higgins share glimpse inside romantic getaway

The TV couple started dating earlier this year

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Sharnaz Shahid
Deputy Online Editor
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Since going Instagram official, Maura Higgins and Giovanni Pernice have been offering fans a small glimpse inside their romance. However, on Sunday, the hot new couple shared several photos and videos from their romantic staycation at the Shangri-La hotel in The Shard.

Strictly Come Dancing star Giovanni, 30, uploaded a sweet snapshot of his girlfriend as they enjoyed dinner – he simply added a heart emoji whilst Bruno Mars' Just The Way You Are played in the background.

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Maura, 30, then shared a picture of the lovely message which was written across the window of their suite. "Dear Ms Higgins and Mr Pernice. Welcome to the clouds! Wishing you a magical stay," it read.

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Their romantic break comes just a week after the Italian dancer admitted he was pining for his "babygirl". He uploaded a snap of himself cuddled up to the Love Island beauty in a pool on Instagram, and said that he was, "Missing my babygirl @maurahiggins."

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Giovanni and Maura enjoyed a staycation at The Shard

The couple first sparked romance rumours after they both appeared to stay at the same Cornish hotel for a mini-break in June. They then confirmed their relationship by sharing 'couple goals' snaps on Instagram the following month.

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Earlier this year, Maura parted ways from fellow Love Islander Chris Taylor, who she dated for six months. She has previously been in a relationship with Curtis Pritchard - his brother is AJ Pritchard who has worked alongside Giovanni on Strictly for several series.

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The Love Island star posted this gorgeous snapshot of their view

Meanwhile, professional dancer Giovanni has previously dated Jessica Wright, Ashley Roberts and Georgia May Foote. Last year, the Italian-born star was plagued with rumours that he was dating his Strictly dancing partner Ranvir Singh - which has been denied by both parties.

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