STRICTLY champ Jowita Pryzstal is secretly dating pro Giovanni Pernice.
They have been inseparable for weeks and were caught kissing backstage.
Eine Quelle sagte: “She and Gio are the worst kept secret, but make a great couple.”
The pair kept the blossoming relationship secret for weeks before openly flirting at the bash.
Fans spotted her and Gio, 32, in a long hug as the champions were announced on Saturday.
They first set tongues wagging with a sizzling start-of-show routine in October.
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Show crew have also caught them kissing backstage.
Eine Quelle sagte: “While they both kept insisting they were single, the pair’s chemistry was ridiculous — and they kept getting busted snogging in corridors.
“Crew even saw them kissing in the production office.
“They make a great couple though, and have been pretty inseparable in the last few weeks.
“Jowita, especially, wanted to keep things quiet so she could keep focused with Hamza, and not distract from the competition.
“Giovanni invited Jowita as his date to Jorghino’s birthday bash at Grappelli, an Italian restaurant in Cobham, Surrey, near the Chelsea training ground.
“They were flirting and made their relationship very known.
“It was the talk of the evening.”
They split eight months later.
But it ended within a few months.
And he had been linked to Inbetweeners star Emily Atack.
Jowita, the Polish Open Latin Champion, had previously dated her professional dance partner, Michael.
Das Ehepaar – who still have their own website and Instagram Seite – met at a dance camp in 2013 and fell in love after dancing together for a year.
After retiring from competition in 2015, the pair toured the world together, working on dance show Burn The Floor.
They also competed on The Greatest Dancer.
Wann Jowita was announced as a new Strictly pro – in the group dances last year – Michael posted a tribute to his then-girlfriend.
Die Bildunterschrift lautete: “I am so ecstatic to share with you all that my Babe made her biggest dream Come True. She is now one of the pro dancers on @bbcstrictly 2021. I am super proud of You @jowitaprzystal. You are the most hardworking person on this planet and I know you will be outstanding. I know how much this means to you.
“I love you from the bottom of my heart and I know everyone will see what I see in you! Time to smash it babe!”
jedoch, the couple have not posted together since March and no longer follow one another on Instagram.
Streng, famed for its curse, had been free of any relationship dramas so far this year.
Aber Giovanni and Jowita getting together means the show has now seen a romance in every one of its 20 Serie.
A Strictly spokeswoman and agents for Gionvanni and Jowita declined to comment.
GIO AND HIS EXES
He dated Love Island’s Maura for several months last year.
Pussycat Doll Ashley fell for Giovanni’s charms in 2018.
With dance partner and actress Georgia May Foote in 2016.
Night out with Emily Atack in 2017.