Strictly’s Giovanni Pernice ‘snubs family to have Christmas with Ashley Roberts’

Giovanni Pernice is reportedly snubbing his own family this Christmas in favour of spending the holidays with Ashley Roberts.

The pair are rumoured to have kissed at the Strictly Come Dancing wrap party after embarking on a secret romance.

And it’s said that the professional dancer has chosen to fly out to Miami to spend the festive season with the Pussycat Dolls star and her relatives rather than returning to Italy to spend time with his own loved ones.

An insider told The Sun : "This is a sign of just how heavily Giovanni has fallen for Ashley during the three to four months they were working in close quarters.

"But because of the show’s punishing rehearsal and performance schedule they couldn’t spend as much time together as they might have liked.

"So now that the show is over they’re virtually inseperable. That includes not wanting to be apart at Christmas, even if that means Giovanni has to make a sacrifice."

Giovanni was partnered with Faye Tozer during the competition, while Ashley was with Pasha Kovalev, with both couples making it to the final.

And Faye recently appeared to confirm their relationship during an appearance on Lorraine.

The Steps star spoke about co-stars Joe Sugg and Dianne Buswell, who confirmed their relationship in an adorable Instagram post.

Not wanting to give much away, Faye told ITV’s Lorraine that Joe and Dianne are in a relationship "officially now".

But Faye may have accidentally given the game away about another couple when talking about their interactions on set.

She said: "We were all kind of hoping. There was nothing on set, they were all very professional, so that’s really lovely."

Faye’s use of the word "all" seemed to indicate that Joe and Dianne weren’t the only pair embarking on a romance together, but when asked specifically about Ashley and Giovanni, she wouldn’t say much.

Faye said: "I mean, literally on the show you’re so busy, you have to concentrate on the dancing. So, whatever happens…"

Ashley and Giovanni could face spending a lot of time apart in early 2019 though.

In February, he’s embarking on a huge UK tour.

Mirror Online has contacted Ashley and Giovanni’s representatives for comment.

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