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Georgia May Foote and Giovanni Pernice split

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Georgia May Foote and Giovanni Pernice split

Georgia May Foote and Giovanni Pernice have split up.

The pair - who met when they were partnered on 'Strictly Come Dancing' - have called time on their romance, Georgia announced on Twitter.

She wrote: "It is with great sadness we have decided to split up. There is nobody else involved. Although it was not an easy decision to make, sometimes you realise that it is better to be friends and this is one of those times. We both have very busy work schedules for the rest of the year so we are both going to focus on our upcoming work projects and we wish each other well for the future."

Georgia also wrote: "Thank you for all your support for us during and after the series. I love you all very much. @pernicegiovann1."

Giovanni retweeted the message on his own account.

In March of this year former 'Coronation Street' actress Georgia praised Giovanni for helping her through some tough times.

She said: "Gio is my best friend and he helped me through a lot.

"He's the best thing that has ever happened to me. I'm in a very good place now. I've got good people around me.

"It's something that just happened, I didn't get a chance to look at him that way while I was on the show. It was a friendship that blossomed."

Although Georgia did not go into detail about what exactly Giovanni helped her through, she could be referring to drama with her ex-boyfriend Sean Ward.

It has been claimed that her relationship with Sean ended in dramatic fashion when he allegedly smashed a wine bottle over his head and hurled her iPhone so hard that it punctured a hole in a wall on the night of the 'Strictly Come Dancing' final.

The former 'Corrie' co-stars are said to have become embroiled in the heated row over her relationship with Giovanni, who she started dating after the show ended.