‘He’s 30 years old!’: Strictly’s Ranvir Singh, 43, insists there is no romance between her and dance partner Giovanni Pernice and says they find the idea ‘very funny’
The pair have been at the centre of romance rumours after Strictly judge Shirley Ballas cheekily commented on their ‘strong chemistry’ during last week’s contest.
But Strictly’s Ranvir Singh has insisted that there is no budding romance brewing between her and her dance partner Giovanni Pernice.
The Good Morning Britain host, 43, has instead claimed that she and the Italian dancer, 30, find the idea that they will be hit by the Strictly curse ‘very funny’.
Chemistry: Strictly’s Ranvir Singh has insisted that there is no budding romance between her and her dance partner Giovanni Pernice amid romance rumours
Speaking to The Mirror, Ranvir revealed: ‘We both find the idea that we might get hit by the curse very funny – he is a 30-year-old man!’
Her Strictly rival Jamie Laing also said that he could not see a romance between the duo, as Ranvir has told him that she ‘hates’ Giovanni after a long day of rehearsals.
He continued: ‘He is so competitive and she is so laid back and it makes him furious, it’s hilarious. I just don’t see how the curse can happen.’
The comments come soon after Ranvir teased that the duo will be up in ‘each other’s business’ when dancing the sensual Argentine tango on Saturday night.
‘He’s 30!’ The Good Morning Britain host, 43, has instead claimed that she and the Italian dancer, 30, find the idea that they will be hit by the Strictly curse ‘very funny’
Speaking with Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid on Good Morning Britain, the TV presenter discussed how close she has to be to Giovanni during the dances.
She teased: ‘Wait til you see the Argentine tango… we are up in each other’s business all the time.’
But Piers, 55, seemed to support the idea of a potential romance, saying that because are both single it ‘wouldn’t be a Strictly curse, it would be a Strictly blessing if they got together’.
Looking red-faced, Ranvir said: ‘In a few mins I have to see him… [clip showing how close they’ll be on argentine tango] Well, basically you’re like that the whole time.’
Talking about their incredible chemistry, she added: ‘There is dance magic!’
Piers went on to note that the pair sizzle together, but Ranvir was having none of it.
She said: ‘Oh he sizzles on his own, he doesn’t need my in the room. he’s a 30-year-old hot Italian he doesn’t need me.’
Susanna, 49, replied: ‘You’re a 43 sizzling specimen.’
The speculation about a potential romance began to circulate last week after head judge Shirley Ballas commented on their ‘strong chemistry’.
She told the couple: ‘I love the flirting and teasing, there’s definitely a strong chemistry between this team.’
Closeness: The comments come soon after Ranvir teased that the duo will be up in ‘each other’s business’ when dancing the sensual Argentine tango on Saturday night
And in a training video for this weekend’s sexy tango, Giovanni explained that the dance is all ‘about chemistry’.
Speaking on BBC’s It Takes Two, he explained: ‘Argentine Tango is about the chemistry between the two dancers.’
While Ranvir quickly agreed, saying: ‘It is about the passion. I am loving it.’
Ranvir is single after splitting from husband Ranjeet Singh Dehal several years ago, who she shares her son Tushaan with.
Ranvir has seen considerable success on this year’s series of Strictly, which has pushed her to juggle a hectic schedule and gruelling rehearsal regime that sees her working almost 16 hours a day.
Speculation: Rumours of romance between Ranvir and Giovanni began to circulate last week after head judge Shirley Ballas commented on their ‘strong chemistry’
She previously told the Daily Mail: ‘Having lots of work is a blessing, and it would be churlish not to be grateful.
‘I don’t really feel like I’m running on adrenaline, I feel like I’m just really focused. I’ve got to do the dance – I can’t delay it!
‘I thrive on pressure – my whole professional life is working to live deadlines, so it’s quite a familiar feeling.’
She topped the Strictly leaderboard with her incredible foxtrot in week three, scoring an impressive 27 out of 30, and went on to secure 20 for her Cha Cha last week.
Strictly Come Dancing continues on BBC One on Saturday evening.
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