Strictly Come Dancing's Giovanni Pernice has announced he has split from Ashley Roberts after more than a year of dating.

The 29-year-old professional dancer took to social media to break the news, saying they "made the decision to separate as a couple".

Taking to Twitter on Thursday, and tagging The Pussycat Dolls star in the post,  he wrote: "@ImAshleyRoberts and I have made the decision to separate as a couple.

"We remain friends and wish each other well for the future."

Roberts is yet to publicly respond. She is currently busy promoting the Pussycat Dolls' new music and upcoming tour.

The former couple struck up a romance behind-the-scenes of Strictly in 2018

The couple met during the 2018 series of Strictly Come Dancing. During the series Roberts was paired with Pasha Kovalev while Italian Pernice was coupled with Steps singer Faye Tozer.

Amid rumours they were together, they were spotted sharing a kiss in Miami in December of that year.

Pernice later confirmed they were an item and had spent Christmas together.

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