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Love appears to be in the air.

Strictly star sparks engagement rumours after being spotted with ex-girlfriend wearing ring-Ruth Lawes-Entertainment – Metro

Giovanni Pernice and Molly Brown looked cosy as they exited a London theatre (Picture: James Curley and MagicMomentsUK)

Rumours are swirling Strictly Come Dancing star Giovanni Pernice has rekindled his relationship with ex-girlfriend Molly Brown.

The Italian dancer, 33, and the model, 24, were spotted leaving the London Palladium together on Sunday night just a month after they split.

Molly was also pictured wearing a ring on her wedding finger sparking speculation Giovanni might have popped the question.

Giovanni looked dapper in a suit and black jacket, while Molly opted for a chic little black dress and red coat as they exited the theatre and hopped into a cab.

Beaming from ear to ear, the BBC performer clutched Molly’s hand and gave a thumbs-up sign from inside the taxi.

Molly had enjoyed the evening watching Giovanni’s Let Me Entertain You show at the iconic venue.

Engagement rumours were sparked after Molly appeared to be wearing a ring on her wedding finger(Picture: James Curley and MagicMomentsUK)

Molly wore no other rings on her left hand – just one on her engagement finger (Picture: James Curley and MagicMomentsUK)

After the performance, both Molly and Giovanni’s parents joined them for a late-night dinner in a restaurant in Knightsbridge.

In March, it was claimed the pair had split as they unfollowed each other on Instagram. Molly also deleted a loved-up picture from her feed.

Their break-up came just weeks after Giovanni went Instagram official with Molly.

They had been keeping their relationship under wraps, though in February Molly shared a sweet picture cuddling up to Gio, reportedly captioned ‘Amore Mio’.

Giovanni clutched Molly’s hand as they exited the London Palladium (Picture: James Curley and MagicMomentsUK)

Giovanni was in high spirits and gave the paps a big thumbs-up (Picture: James Curley and MagicMomentsUK)

A source also told The Mirror in February: ‘Giovanni and Molly met a few weeks ago, and though it is very early days, things seem to be going well between them’.

‘He has been keeping things quiet because he didn’t want too much pressure on as they’re getting to know each other.’

Before Molly, Giovanni dated Love Island star Maura Higgins, actress Georgia May-Foote, and Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts.

He also previously opened up about his love life, saying it was ‘impossible’ to balance a relationship with his career.

Giovanni was also seen hugging a pal after performing his show Let Me Entertain You(Picture: James Curley and MagicMomentsUK)

Molly and Giovanni are first thought to have started datingearlier this year (Picture: James Curley and MagicMomentsUK)

Chatting to Spencer Matthews on his Big Fish podcast, he said: ‘When you’re in competition, it’s either you’re in a relationship with your partner, because you spend most of your time with your partner, literally 24/7, and you travel with your partner. Or you’re just single and enjoy your time around when you can.

‘It’s impossible sometimes, but that’s the reason why most of the dance couples are together, because it’s either this or nothing.

‘And they stop dancing, and they break up straight away, so it’s a conventional relationship.’

He added that dancing puts a ‘lot of pressure’ on his ability to have a ‘normal’ relationship.

However, it was claimed they split weeks later after unfollowing each other on Instagram (Picture: Instagram)

Once this solo tour ends, Giovanni said he planned to take a break in a statement on X.

‘I have had a wonderful time this year on my solo tour and already looking forward to even bigger and better next year!’ he wrote on Instagram.

‘After performing in front of over half a million people for seven years in row, I plan to take a little break after next year’s tour, so book your tickets in advance for ‘GIOVANNI – THE LAST DANCE’ now .’

Strictly has not yet confirmed the professional dancer or celebrity line up for the show this year.

Giovanni’s last Strictly partner was Sherlock actress Amanda (Picture: PA)

It had been claimed that producers were ‘undecided’ about whether to pair Giovanni with a celebrity on the next season of Strictly after months of allegations against his teaching style.

However, a source close to Giovanni told The Sun: ‘Gio finds some of these allegations deeply unfair and offensive. He believes he’s done nothing wrong, and simply wants to get the best out of his partners.’

His most recent partner Amanda Abbington quit Strictly after one month, citing ‘personal reasons.’

It was later claimed she had been seeking legal advice about her time on the BBC ballroom show and requested video footage of her rehearsals.

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The latest reports suggest Giovanni has been ‘offered a contract’ on Strictly and is ‘thrilled’ to continue his tenure as a pro dancer later this year.

A source told the Mail: ‘While there are dots on i’s and crosses on t’s still to be written in, it all looks to be happening for him. As it’s the 20th anniversary, it’s a big year for the show and everyone involved wants Giovanni to be part of it.

‘It has been a really difficult few months for him. To have been hit with such claims – but not having anything he can respond to – has been really, really tough.’ has contacted Giovanni’s rep for comment. It has previously contacted the BBC and Amanda’s reps for comment.

Strictly Come Dancing is available to stream on BBC iPlayer.

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