Editorial use only Mandatory Credit: Photo by Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock (9988959dk) Ashley Roberts and Pasha Kovalev 'This Morning' TV show, London, UK – 21 Nov 2018

Strictly Come Dancing star Ashley Roberts is one of the most talented contestants on this years show and even managed to score a perfect 40 last week.

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Ballroom and I are slowly starting to become friends! I was so nervous I thought my stomach was going to come out of my bum!! Thank you @pashakovalev for pushing and believing in me!!! Skadoosh!!! Hope you all loved it!!!! ??? @bbcstrictly #strictly #foxtrot #pashley

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But as well as wowing viewers with her incredible routines, the former Pussycat Dolls stars private life has also got fans talking after she was recently linked to professional dancer Giovanni Pernice.

And following a load of romance rumours, the 37-year-old was forced to deny the speculation live on This Morning today – and it was pretty awkward.

As she appeared on the daytime telly show alongside her dance partner Pasha Kovalev, host Phillip Schofield tried to squeeze in a cheeky question about her love life.

“So…Giovanni?” he said, to which Ashley replied, “You cheeky little man! Giovanni and I are friends. I am very passionate about being [on Strictly] and its about the dance for me. No, were just friends. Im single.”

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Shout out to the Glam Squad. Was fun to bring back the ol skool extension situation! Thanks to @lisadaveyhair and @lisaamkup for pulling it together. ?? #didntwakeuplikethis #beattheface #casual #glam

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The singer previously said that she had gone for drinks with Giovanni, telling Fabulous magazine, “Weve gone out for drinks. Hes a lovely guy, but we are not dating.

“Im so focused on the show right now, and really thats where I want my focus to be. What happens after that, I dont know. The right guy will come along at the right time. I believe in that.”

This comes after 28-year-old Giovanni – who is currently partnered up with Faye Tozer – also awkwardly insisted hes single after being grilled on This Morning.

“According to the press I change girlfriend every single day,” he said.

“Were really good friends, shes a lovely person but Im single. Im in Newcastle every single day so theres no chance for me to be in a relationship. Im single. Im sorry to disappoint you but Im single.”

Hmm… well have to watch this space!

Taken from our sister site, CelebsNow.

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