Strictly’s Katie McGlynn snubs ex Giovanni Pernice as she follows all the pro dancers APART from him


SOAP star Katie McGlynn followed every pro dancer except ex-boyfriend Giovanni, after announcing she will be joining Strictly Come Dancing.

The Hollyoaks and Coronation Street star was linked to the hunk back in 2017 – shortly after he split from her co-star Georgia May Foote.

Katie followed every pro dancer except for ex Giovanni after joining the 2021 cast of Strictly Come Dancing
Katie doesn’t follow Giovanni on Instagram despite saying they never dated

Katie took to Instagram on Tuesday to share her excitement for the show.

The 28-year-old captioned the glitzy unveiling video: “Pass me those sequins @bbcstrictly 😳💃🏼✨

“I AM SO EXCITED AND NERVOUS!! But as long as I don’t fall over mid-routine I’ll be quite happy!

“And what a line up we have already… cannot wait to meet everyone and start this crazy journey with my new Strictly fam ❤

“Let me know which dance you want to see me try my hand at the most… 💬⁣ #strictly. “⁣

However, eagle-eyed fans spotted Katie followed all the pro dancers on Instagram except for her ex-boyfriend Giovanni.

The Italian dancer, after splitting from Katie’s Corrie co-star Georgia May Foote in 2016, was reported to have dated Katie in 2017.

Katie has always played down the romance and previously told HOAR: “They were trying to make it look like I was trying to have her boyfriend and I really wasn’t, even though they weren’t together any more, just because he’d dated another Corrie actress at some point. 

“I was quite upset about it because I’d not done anything. It was blown up out of all proportion.”

Other stars joining this year’s line-up include McFly singer Tom Fletcher, comedian Robert Webb, TV presenter AJ Odudu, Bake Off champion John Whaite and CBBC host Rhys Stephenson.

Katie follows in the footsteps of fellow former Corrie stars Catherine Tyldesley and Georgia May Foote and take to the Strictly dance floor.

The soap star first shot to fame in BBC drama Waterloo Road, which she appeared in until 2013 – when she joined Corrie as Sinead Tinker.

She had a tragic end to the ITV soap, with her character being killed off after a devastating cancer storyline in 2019.

Katie is now starring in Channel 4’s Hollyoaks as new mum Becky Quentin, who is building a budding friendship with another new mum Diane Hutchinson.

Meanwhile, Giovanni has been recently linked to dating Love Island’s Maura Higgins.

Maura reportedly told pals she is ‘dreading’ seeing who Giovanni is next paired up with on Strictly.

A pal told HOAR: “Maura hasn’t had to deal with the whole Strictly unveiling and all the whispering and talk about the Strictly curse.

“She’s dreading it a little bit but, at the same time, her and Gio are rock solid and they are really, really happy.”

After splitting from Katie’s Corrie co-star Georgia May Foote in 2016, Giovanni was reported to have dated Katie in 2017

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