Strictly Come Dancing star Debbie McGee gushes over 'great chemistry' with Giovanni Pernice and says romance rumours are 'good for her confidence'

Posted on Oct 18 2017 - 1:40am by admin
Strictly Come Dancing 2017Debbie McGee has addressed romance rumours with Giovanni Pernice [PA]

Debbie McGee and Giovanni Pernice have been at the centre of romance rumours ever since Strictly Come Dancing returned to TV screens in September.

Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez and Mollie King and AJ Pritchard have also faced relationship rumours since the start of the series.

Opening up about the ‘Strictly curse’ speculation, Debbie laughed off the reports surrounding her and Giovanni’s relationship, but said the rumours are “flattering”.

Debbie McGee and Giovanni Pernice put on a very racy Strictly Come Dancing Debbie McGee and Giovanni Pernice have been at the centre of romance rumours for weeks[Wenn]

“We have a great working dance partnership and we really love each other as human beings, so I can see why people want to say there’s something going on,” she told Bella magazine.

“For a woman of my age, it makes me feel fantastic. To be nearly 60 and have people think I’d be having an affair with such a good-looking Italian is good for one’s confidence…

“We have great chemistry and love dancing together. But there’s nothing going on,” Debbie added.

Strictly Come Dancing: Fans rushed to social media as Debbie performed a split in mid-airStrictly Come Dancing: Debbie McGee called the romance rumours ‘flattering’ [BBC]

Debbie and Giovanni have continued to wow BBC viewers with their dance routines each week, and in Saturday night’s show fans were stunned by the 58 year old’s impressive leg lift.

Halfway through the dance, Giovanni lifted up Debbie’s leg so that she was essentially doing a split in mid-air.

And the impressive moment had fans rushing to social media to praise 58 year old Debbie.

Debbie McGee and Giovanni Pernice perform for the judges on 'Strictly Come Dancing'. Broadcast on BBC One Featuring: Debbie McGee, Giovanni Pernice When: 07 Oct 2017 Credit: Supplied by WENN **WENN does not claim any ownership including but not limited to Copyright, License in attached material. Fees charged by WENN are for WENN's services only, do not, nor are they intended to, convey to the user any ownership of Copyright, License in material. By publishing this material you expressly agree Debbie McGee and Giovanni Pernice quashed romance rumours [BBC]

Taking to Twitter, one viewer posted: “Debbie stretching her leg that far in the air. I can’t even get me arms that far!!Good on yer girl!  #StrictlyComeDancing2017 #SCD #Strictly [sic].”

While another wrote: “Debbie McGee just raised her leg at a 180 degree angle at the age of 58, while I still remain unable to do more than 1 burpee #Strictly”

“#Strictly Debbie – 8/10. Very well executed her footwork was really good. Especially impressed with the leg stretch,” added a third.

Debbie and Giovanni’s latest routine comes just days after the pair added fuel to romance rumours on It Takes Two, when they appeared close and giggly during their chat with Zoe Ball.

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