Could this Strictly decision cause trouble for Giovanni and Maura?

We wouldn’t want to feel Maura’s wrath, that’s for sure

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by Hannah Mellin |

Love Island’s Maura Higgins and Strictly Come Dancing professional Giovanni Pernice have been giving us all the relationship goals since confirming their romance last month.

However, the pair may face their first test as Giovanni heads back to the dancefloor with a brand new dance partner as BBC show Strictly returns to screens in September.

According to reports, bosses are desperate to pair Giovanni with Coronation Street actress Katie McGlynn who he was rumoured to be dating five years ago.

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Giovanni famously dated Katie’s Corrie pal Georgia May Foote in 2015 after they were partnered together.

Katie, who is best known for playing Sinead Tinker in the soap, has previously denied a romance with Giovanni, admitting in April that they only met very briefly at an awards ceremony and “weren’t dating.”

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A source told The Sun, “This would be a dream ticket for Strictly producers, but a potential nightmare for the trio concerned.

“The show’s bosses always strive to pair up pros and celebrities likely to have the most chemistry. In that respect, Giovanni and Katie are an obvious choice.

“But they have to consider if that could have the knock-on effect of making life so difficult outside of the rehearsal studio that it might impact on their performances.”

This isn’t the first time that Maura has apparently been worried about falling victim to the dreaded Strictly curse.

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Earlier this month, a pal of the Irish reality star told The Sun, “Maura hasn't had to deal with the whole Strictly unveiling and all the whispering and talk about the Strictly curse.

"She's dreading it a little bit but, at the same time, her and Gio are rock solid and they are really, really happy.”

They added, “Maura knows dating a sexy male Strictly dancer comes with one down-side - and that is having to see him perform with another woman but it will take a bit of getting used to.

"One thing is for sure though Maura plans to be there supporting Gio when the shows kick off."

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