Strictly Come Dancing star Giovanni Pernice has spoken out about the swirling romance rumours around him and Made in Chelsea starlet Verity Bowditch...
...and denied them. Boo.
Taking to Instagram to address the rumours, Giovanni, who earlier this year split from Love Island's Maura Higgins, said, "Always wanting to speak the truth over here. It's news to me that I am dating, didn't know anything about it.
"At the moment, as you know it's all about dance dance dance which is wonderfullll darling. That's the reality, no drama here Have a great day – 'THE SUN' is shining! Gio x."
Earlier this week, The Sun published comments from a source claiming, "Giovanni has fallen head over heels for Verity. They are smitten. He’s been training really hard, but has made time for her.
"They’re very sweet together.”
But while that's put the nail in that coffin, what about the rest of Verity's love life?
Verity and James Made in Chelsea
If you're up to date on all things Chelsea, you may have seen resident "very scary bull" Meava D'Ascanio lose her rag when Digby Edgely asked his mate James Taylor for his blessing in taking Verity out on a date.
Now, you'd be forgiven for forgetting that way back in 2019 when Verity joined the cast she was actually introduced as the love interest of James - or should we say one love interest of James – but the couple didn't go the distance thanks to James' other relationships.
Fast forward a couple of years and one thing you're absolutely not permitted to let slip your mind is the ongoing rivalry between Verity and Maeva - something that Digby, subject to Maeva's ensuing wrath, learned the hard way.
CHECK OUT Made in Chelsea star Verity Bowditch's relationship timeline
Verity joined the cast of Made in Chelsea back in 2019 as the girlfriend of cast member James Taylor, but unfortunately he'd been romancing Rosi Mai Walden and Eliza Batten behind her back. Things between James and Verity ended when he dumped her after she flippantly admitted she fancied Freddie Browne, although viewers were fuming with James and branded him a "gaslighter".Fast forward to 2021 and their short-lived fling was brought back up when James' mate Digby Edgeley asked him for his permission to take Verity out on a date - leaving James' current girlfriend Maeva fumin'.
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Julius admitted he was interested in Verity during the latest episode of Made in Chelsea as they caught up with co-star Angus Findlay.
“Obviously I know you broke up with your ex,” Julius told Verity, to which she replied, “Yes, we broke up.”
When Angus questioned if she’s looking to date again, Verity said, “I literally haven’t had a second to think about it. I always just go with what makes me happy.”
“I’m very attracted to her. Put all the layers aside, put how she looks [aside], the most attractive thing about her is her passion. That is number one for me,” Julius later admitted. “Obviously I’ve got with her before so there has to be a slight attraction. I’ve kissed her before.”
Although Verity said she only sees Julius as a "friend" at the moment, she agreed to go on a date with him and see where things go. Could they become Chelsea's new power couple?
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Who is Verity Bowditch?
Verity is a reality star, best known for appearing on E4's Made in Chelsea. She's also a businesswoman who runs plant-based food brand Clean Kitchen with her business partner Mikey Pearce.
Prior to finding fame, Verity studied Biomedical Science at King's College London and graduated in 2016. According to her LinkedIn, she previously worked as a Sales Executive and Accounts Manager for clients including Body Power, Waitrose and The Telegraph.
How old is Verity Bowditch?
Verity was born on 21 September 1995, meaning she's currently 26 years old.