Love Island’s Maura Higgins seen at Giovanni Pernice’s Blackpool show

Strictly's Giovanni Pernice and Love Island's Maura Higgins

Maura has been spotted in Blackpool supporting her rumoured new beau (Picture: Rex Features/Instagram/maurahiggins)

Love Island’s Maura Higgins was spotted supporting rumoured Strictly Come Dancing star boyfriend Giovanni Pernice in Blackpool at the opening night of his new show on Thursday.

The 30-year-old reality TV star was reportedly seen at Blackpool Opera House, which is where Giovanni, also 30, and his Strictly co-star and newly announced judge Anton Du Beke, 54, were performing the first night of their touring dance show, Him & Me.

The gossip mill’s wheels have been turning in the past few weeks and were further spun by the pair sharing photos on their Instagram Stories from Italy’s 2-1 win over Austria at the Wembley Stadium Euro 2020 match last Saturday, which suggested they were standing close to one another.

A source speaking to MailOnline said: ‘Giovanni was so thrilled that Maura was in the audience for his opening night – and she loved seeing him in action.

‘Although Giovanni is working it’s been like a mini break for them, they’re staying at Blackpool’s The Big Blue Hotel, which has been a fun experience.’ 

The publication previously reported that the two were in the ‘early days’ of a relationship, and both were allegedly staying in the same hotel in Cornwall recently.

Love Island?s Maura Higgins and Strictly?s Giovanni Pernice fuel rumours they?re dating Instagram

Giovanni’s picture at the Euro 2020 match was clearly taken by someone else (Picture: Instagram/pernicegiovann1)
Maura announced her split from boyfriend Chris Taylor in early May (Picture: Ricky Vigil M/GC Images)

Neither star has commented publicly on the relationship, however, hints have been dropped on social media as Maura has shared her trip to Blackpool through a friend’s Instagram Stories, which show her enjoying the rides at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

The same friend also shared a snap of the iconic Blackpool Tower, confirming the identity of the seaside resort.

Maura and Giovanni also follow one another on Instagram, where the Strictly pro only follows 152 accounts in total.

Maura was at Blackpool Pleasure Beach on Friday (Picture: Instagram/maurahiggins)
She and a friend were enjoying the rides (Picture: Instagram/maurahiggins)

Irish reality star Maura was previously in a six-month relationship with Chris Taylor, with the couple enjoying a belated romance after meeting on the 2019 series of Love Island but leaving with other partners.

Maura had initially enjoyed a romance in the villa and afterwards with Curtis Pritchard, meaning she already had a potential link to Giovanni through Curtis’s older brother AJ, who was a pro on the long-running dance show alongside the Italian until the 2019 series.

Giovanni’s ex-flames include Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts and soap actress Georgia May Foote, both of whom he met through Strictly, with Georgia his celebrity partner for the 2015 series which saw them finish joint runners-up to Jay McGuiness and Aliona Vilani.

Metro.co.uk has reached out to Maura’s representatives. Giovanni’s representatives declined to comment.

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