Laura isn't allowed Strictly Come Dancing break
Laura Whitmore isn't allowed a break from her 'Strictly Come Dancing' rehearsal until she's learnt the steps.
The 31-year-old beauty has only just started her training for the Ballroom and Latin show but her professional partner Giovanni Pernice isn't easing her in gently as he is refusing to let her rest until she's proved she knows their routine.
Speaking to the Daily Star newspaper, she said: "I thought it would be easier but Giovanni was like: 'We can't have any breaks, let's work hard'. He's quite strict. I wanted to take a lunch break but he said until I got the steps right I couldn't have one. It's been really tough - we've not even had coffee breaks. Not until I know the routine fully."
However, although he's working her into the ground, the blonde bombshell can't stop gushing about the hunk.
Writing on her blog, she said: "I like to call him Gio Gio [Joe Joe]. Gio is so talented, and when I saw him last year I thought he was one of the best dancers and best choreographers in the whole show. I'm a feisty Irish lady, and he's a feisty Italian guy so it should be interesting."
However, the dancing duo's new close bond will unlikely sit well with Giovanni's ex-girlfriend Georgia May Foote, who he met on the show last year, as they've only just split up.
The former 'Coronation Street' actress announced she and the hunk had gone their separate ways late last month.
She wrote on Twitter at the time: "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."