Ashley Roberts is now apparently dating a Strictly professional dancer

27 October 2018, 16:14 | Updated: 27 October 2018, 16:31

Ashley Roberts
Ashley Roberts. Picture: BBC

By Tom Eames

Sparks are flying in the Strictly studios...

Ashley Roberts is said to have started a relationship with Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer Giovanni Pernice.

The former Pussycat Dolls singer is currently taking part in the BBC show, but is not paired up with Giovanni. Ashley is partnered with Pasha Kovalev, while Giovanni is with Steps singer Faye Tozer.

An insider told The Sun that the cast have spotted their chemistry: “The spark between Ashley and Giovanni has become quite widely noticed among the crew – they just seem to really hit it off.

“He is training up north at the moment while she is based down here so they only get to see each other towards the end of the week. But they’ve been making the most of it."

Giovanni Pernice
Giovanni Pernice. Picture: BBC

While it is still "early days" in their romance, the pair have reportedly been socialising outside working hours.

“After the show each week they’ve been heading out for drinks together in London and just hanging out and looking very cosy," the insider continued. "It’s very early days but it looks like things are going well – and of course they’re both single so it’s all totally innocent fun.”

This would be the second time romance has sparked from this series, after comedian Seann Walsh was spotted kissing his professional partner Katya Jones, who is married to fellow star Neil Jones.