Strictly's Giovanni Pernice breaks silence on Alexandra Burke romance rumours | Closer

Strictly's Giovanni Pernice breaks silence on Alexandra Burke romance rumours

Doesn't a picture say a thousand words?

Giovanni Pernice and Alexandra Burke

by Connie Hack |

Strictly Come Dancing's Giovanni Pernice sparked romance rumours after sharing a photo last week of himself kissing Alexandra Burke on the cheek, captioned with "Miss you!!!❤️ @"alexandraburke".

Alexandra reposted this onto her Instagram and said, "I miss you more baby!! @pernicegiovann1".


Alexandra Burke
Alexandra Burke at the 'Strictly Come Dancing 2017' - Red Carpet Launch ©Getty

Speculation quickly began to surround the pair but in a recent interview Giovanni has confirmed that they are both just friends.

In the interview with OK! Magazine, Giovanni has said, "Me and Alexandra are super friends for like four years.

"She did Strictly and we've been friends since then, we also have the same agent."

giovanni pernice alexandra burke kissing
They both shared the photo on the 'gram ©Instagram / PERNICEGIOVANN1

He continued, "That's it. We are really, really good friends. I'm a massive fan of Alexandra, I am beyond a fan of her voice, but there is nothing there."

Alexandra appeared on Strictly Come Dancing in 2017 and partnered with Gorka Márquez, while Giovanni was paired with Debbie McGee and both couples made it to the final.

CHECK OUT: a look back at the Strictly Come Dancing 2017 contestants


Strictly Come Dancing dancing partners

Gemma Atkinson and Aljaz Skorjanec
1 of 15

Mollie King and AJ Pritchard
2 of 15

Alexandra Burke and Gorka Marquez
3 of 15

Aston Merrygold and Janette Manrara
4 of 15

Nadiya Bychkova and Davood Ghadami
5 of 15

Joe McFadden and Katya Jones
6 of 15

Ruth Langsford and Anton Du Beke
7 of 15

Rev Richard Coles and Dianne Buswell
8 of 15

Susan Calman and Kevin Clifton
9 of 15

Charlotte Hawkins and Brendan Cole
10 of 15

Oti Mabuse and Jonnie Peacock
11 of 15

Chizzy Akudolu and Pasha Kovalev
12 of 15

Debbie McGee and Giovanni Pernice
13 of 15

Simon Rimmer and Karen Clifton
14 of 15

Amy Dowden and Brian Conley
15 of 15

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Previous to these rumours, there were also romance rumours surrounding Giovanni and Ranvir Singh at the end of 2020, and throughout their time on Strictly together.

Viewers claimed the pair would become part of the 'Strictly Curse' as they saw chemistry between them both.

Ranvir has previously opened up to Closer magazine about her son's relationship with Giovanni, "My son is super-excited about it all. He’s so cute and lovely and is a massive supporter of the both of us.

"If I ever FaceTime him, the only thing he says is, ‘Is Gio there? Is Gio…?’. All he wants to do is to be like Giovanni – he adores him! He really is a lovely, sweet little thing."