Maura Higgins ‘dreading Strictly curse’ after confirming Giovanni Pernice romance

Will the infamous curse strike again this year?

Maura Higgins Giovanni Pernice Strictly curse

by Nathan Katnoria |

After much speculation, Maura Higgins finally confirmed she was dating Strictly Come Dancing pro Giovanni Pernice earlier this month and although they’ve been kept apart as Maura begins her debut hosting role on Glow Up Ireland while Giovanni concludes his UK tour with fellow dancer Anton Du Beke, they’re clearly still going strong if their flirty Instagram comments are anything to go by.

After Giovanni posted a smouldering snap on the ‘gram, Maura couldn’t help but comment, “My man is FINE 🔥.”

But while the pair are loved-up at the moment, a source close to the Love Island star has claimed Maura is concerned that the dreaded Strictly curse could strike once again when Giovanni is paired up with a celebrity for the upcoming series of the BBC show.

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.”

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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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However, Maura won’t have to worry about the Strictly curse at all if she appears on the show herself. That’s something that could be possible now she’s dating Giovanni, according to recent reports.

A source told OK! magazine, “They do really like each other, but friends think their relationship could also be a boost for both of their careers.

“Maura’s dream is to be on Strictly. She really likes Giovanni, but she also knows this relationship could benefit her. They’re both very ambitious.”

Just imagine the scenes if Maura and Giovanni danced together.

You know what do, BBC bosses. Make it happen.

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