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‘Strictly Come Dancing': Georgia May Foote Slams ‘Offensive' Giovanni Pernice Affair Rumours

30/11/2015 07:57 GMT | Updated 30/11/2015 11:59 GMT

‘Strictly Come Dancing’ hopeful Georgia May Foote has spoken out, slamming reports that she’s been secretly cosying up to her dance partner Giovanni Pernice.

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The actress, who is dating fellow former ‘Corrie’ star Sean Ward, has been a huge hit on the show, and she’s remaining insistent that the ‘Strictly’ curse isn’t about to strike again.

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Speaking to The Mirror, Georgia explains that her boyfriend has nothing to worry about, turning her attention to the rumours and stating: “It’s so stupid and quite offensive hearing rumours like that. Giovanni and I are just good mates - it’s lovely.”

“He helps me switch off,” she says of Sean. “He makes me tea and we sit and watch a bit of telly.

“He’s been great and of course I hope we’ll go for a nice holiday after this. ‘Strictly’ kind of takes up your whole life.”

It’s not just Georgia who has been at the centre of romance rumours during the current series of the show, and Jay McGuiness and Aliona Vilani have also been forced to deny that they’re more than friends, on a number of occasions.

Jay has previously revealed the effect the rumours have been having on him, admitting that he finds them hard to ignore.

“It can become a distraction and it makes me want to disappear after the show,” he said earlier this month. “But at the same time, I feel like I’m in a lovely bubble. As long as Ali’s happy, I’m happy.

“We get on really well, but the show is so successful and I just think people make stuff up. We ignore it.”

‘Strictly’ continues on Saturday 5 December.

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