Laura Whitmore denies "explosive row"over Strictly with "lovely" friend Georgia May Foote

Published Friday, Sep 30 2016, 10:04 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Laura Whitmore has poked fun at claims she had an "explosive row" with her close friend Georgia May Foote over Strictly Come Dancing pro Giovanni Pernice.

Former Coronation Street actress Georgia split from dancer Giovanni in August after nearly a year together, then her good friend Laura was paired with him on the new series of Strictly.


The Animal Hero Awards 2016 held at the Grosvenor House Hotel - Outside Arrivals
Laura Whitmore



Georgia May Foote at Very Party, LFW, 15 Sept 2016

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Laura Whitmore is paired with Giovanni Pernice, Strictly Come Dancing
3 September

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Laura and Giovanni.

Well, not according to Laura, who has laughed off a report in today's The Sun that she and Georgia came to loggerheads over handsome Giovanni.

It had been claimed Georgia wanted Laura to stop posting photos to social media showing her and Giovanni together, causing Laura to allegedly accuse Georgia of wrecking her Strictly experience.

True? Er, no... says Laura.

After reading about the rumoured argument, Laura simply tweeted: "So when did we have this explosive row @georgiafoote. Hope your show is going well lovely, been ages! Xx."

Georgia replied: "Yes! Good, thanks!"

That's the way to deal with rumours, right?!

Georgia May Foote and Laura Whitmore

© Instagram / Georgia May Foote

Laura and Georgia on a night out.

Georgia is currently starring in a touring production of Breakfast At Tiffany's, taking on that iconic role made famous by Audrey Hepburn in 1961.

She initially met Italian dancer Giovanni while she was competing in Strictly Come Dancing last year, but in August she announced their split via Twitter.

"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," she said.

"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."

She added: "Thank you for all your support for us during and after the series. I love you all very much."

Georgia May Foote and Giovanni Pernice, Maldives
6 April

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Georgia and Giovanni.

Ever since Laura joined Strictly last month and was paired with Giovanni there have been rumblings that it could cause a fall out with Georgia: but both Laura and Georgia have denied this again and again!

Georgia previously tweeted: "I would just like to wish @thewhitmore and @pernicegiovann1 good luck. Please do not believe the crap you read! She's a beautiful person."

Nothing can break this friendship!