Strictly's Giovanni Pernice sparks frenzy over baby news after win with Rose Ayling-Ellis

“This has been the case for me recently.

“There was absolutely no wrong-doing and this should be the end of any speculation.”

Fortunately, despite heartache in the romance department, Giovanni went on to triumph in Strictly by lifting the Glitterball Trophy with Rose, who made history as the show’s first ever deaf contestant.

Their incredible chemistry left many fans hoping for a romance between Rose and Giovanni on Strictly, but in reality the actress has a boyfriend, Sam, who she has been dating for seven years. 

Sam even made an appearance in the show’s final episode, proudly supporting Rose from the audience as she went on to win first place in the competition.