Maura Higgins CONFIRMS new romance amid Giovanni Pernice rumours

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by Hannah Mellin |

Love Island queen Maura Higgins may have just confirmed her rumoured romance with Strictly Come Dancing professional Giovanni Pernice by sharing a snap of them holding hands over a romantic dinner.

On Wednesday night, Maura simply posted a snap of her holding hands with a mystery man (in a suave navy suit, very Giovanni) on her Instagram story.

Don't mind us while we stalk Giovanni's Instagram to look for an almost identical watch.

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The pair have been rumoured to be dating since last month, and although neither of them have confirmed whether or not they're officially an item, they have been spotted in the same hotel in Cornwall and on a night out in Blackpool.

Sources close to the pair have also revealed that they are “very much a couple”.

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An insider told MailOnline, "Gio and Maura are very much a couple. Everyone knows he’s played the field in the past but he is serious about Maura. He’s smitten with her, they’ve become close really quickly."

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The source also revealed that Giovanni had taken Maura away on a trip to Blackpool, explaining, "She’s become pals with all of the cast and crew of Him and Me too and they think she’s great.

"Maura has also met Anton [du Beke] and they got on brilliantly."

The connection between them seems so serious that bookies have slashed the odds that Maura will be ENGAGED by the end of the year.

Earlier this year, Maura split from fellow Love Island star - and co-host of heat’s Under the Duvet with VOXI - Chris Taylor, who she dated for six months. She previously dated Curtis Pritchard after coupling up with him whilst in the Love Island villa. Curtis' brother AJ is good pals with Giovanni after working alongside each other as professional dancers on Strictly.

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