Since they started dancing together a few week’s back Laura Whitmore and her dance partner Giovanni Pernice have been in the headlines more about their relationship than their dancing.
Now Laura has said that all the rumors in the press is affecting her performance on Strictly Come Dancing!
Laura who’s dancing with her friend Georgia May Foote’s ex boyfriend has hit out on the show as she admitted that it’s get “complicated” between the two.
Talking to You magazine, Laura said:
“My relationship with Giovanni is completely professional. That’s all I ever want it to be.
“When all this happened he called me and told me not to let any of it get to me, to ignore it and get on with the show.
She continued to say:
“To be honest he’s far too young for me and even though I’m single I’m still going on a couple of dates when I have the time – but not with Giovanni.”
“It has definitely affected my dancing. I’m so self-conscious I haven’t allowed myself to develop a proper partnership with Giovanni.
“He’s aware of it and so am I but I keep holding back. We were the first out on the floor on the first show and I was so nervous I couldn’t feel my legs. But I was fully aware I wasn’t letting myself go because of all the rumours about us.
Then Laura admitted that she’s going to try and ignore all of the rumors and just focas on the dancing as she continued to say:
“The other day we were made [by the BBC producers] to go out and bond. We climbed over the O2 building and then had a drink and it was brilliant fun. I’ve got to ignore all the stories and just be myself with Giovanni, but it hasn’t been easy.”
We personally think they are more than just dance partners but who knows??