23.12.2022 / 13:13
Strictly's Jowita Przystal 'dating Giovanni Pernice after backstage kiss during BBC show'
This year’s Strictly Come Dancing professional champion Jowita Przystał, 28, and last year’s winner Giovanni Pernice, 32, are reportedly dating.The pair were said to have been seen kissing backstage and recently made their relationship public at a pal’s birthday party. Jowita won the hearts of BBC viewers this year due to her amazing partnership with presenter Hamza Yassin, with whom she went on to lift the glitter ball trophy. Similarly, Giovanni rose to victory the year prior with EastEnders actress Rose Ayling-Ellis after fans fell in love with their incredible chemistry. Now, it has been claimed that the two professional partners have been dating behind the scenes, with a source suggesting that Jowita had wanted to keep the romance on the downlow so as to not distract from her performances with Hamza. The two champions reportedly made their relationship clear at a birthday dinner for Chelsea footballer Jorginho, however, who is a friend of Giovanni’s.A source said Jowita and Giovanni’s pals and co-stars have known about their budding romance for a while, adding that they make a “great couple”. While their relationship has been under the radar for a few weeks, they were reportedly seen openly flirting at the bash.The BBC show’s crew previously caught them kissing backstage, a source went on to claim. “While they both kept insisting they were single, the pair’s chemistry was ridiculous — and they kept getting busted snogging in corridors,” they told The Sun. “Crew even saw them kissing in the production office.They make a great couple though, and have been pretty inseparable in the last few weeks.“Jowita, especially, wanted to keep things quiet so she could keep focused with Hamza, and not distract from the