Giovanni Pernice, 34, is seen for the first time after claims he is ‘dating’ model Molly Brown, 24, as he steps out at the Hippodrome in Darlington

Giovanni Pernice was seen for the first time amid reports he is dating model Molly Brown, as he stepped out of the Hippodrome in Darlington on Friday.

The Strictly pro dancer, 34, cut a dapper figure as he was greeted by a group of fans waiting outside the venue.

The Italian hunk donned a smart look, including a maroon turtleneck jumper teamed with a black maxi coat and matching trousers.

He was escorted by a personal assistant with an umbrella due to the rainy weather, as he beamed to the crowd on his way out. 

It comes after it was revealed Giovanni is reportedly dating stunning British model Molly Brown. 

Giovanni Pernice was seen for the first time amid reports he is dating model Molly Brown, as he stepped out of the Hippodrome in Darlington on Friday

The Strictly pro dancer, 34, cut a dapper figure as he was greeted by a group of fans waiting outside the venue

The Strictly pro dancer, 34, cut a dapper figure as he was greeted by a group of fans waiting outside the venue

The dancer is believed to have been on numerous dates with the 24-year-old but is ‘keeping things quiet’ amid his ongoing feud with Amanda Abbington. 

A source told The Mirror: ‘Giovanni and Molly met a few weeks ago, and though it is very early days, things seem to be going well between them’. 

‘He has been keeping things quiet because he didn’t want too much pressure on as they’re getting to know each other’.

Adding: ‘But the signs so far seem to be positive and he has let a few of his friends in on the secret. It’s very much a case of watch this space.’

While little is known about the model she regularly shares stunning snaps of her lavish lifestyle and exotic holidays to social media.  

MailOnline have contacted Giovanni and Molly’s representatives for comment. 

The Italian dancer has previously dated a whole host of gorgeous stars including Love Island’s Maura Higgins, TOWIE’s Jess Wright and his former Strictly parter Georgia May Foote.

He was most recently linked to Strictly co-star Jowita Przystal, before reportedly splitting in March 2023 after three months due to their ‘hectic work schedules’. 

It comes after it was revealed Giovanni is reportedly dating stunning British model Molly Brown, 24

It comes after it was revealed Giovanni is reportedly dating stunning British model Molly Brown, 24

The dancer is believed to have been on numerous dates with the stunner but is 'keeping things quiet' amid his ongoing feud with Amanda Abbington (Molly pictured)

The dancer is believed to have been on numerous dates with the stunner but is ‘keeping things quiet’ amid his ongoing feud with Amanda Abbington (Molly pictured)

A source said: 'Giovanni and Molly met a few weeks ago, and though it is very early days, things seem to be going well between them'

A source said: ‘Giovanni and Molly met a few weeks ago, and though it is very early days, things seem to be going well between them’

Adding: 'He has been keeping things quiet because he didn't want too much pressure on as they're getting to know each other'

Adding: ‘He has been keeping things quiet because he didn’t want too much pressure on as they’re getting to know each other’

Giovanni has dated a whole host of gorgeous stars including Love Island's Maura Higgins (pictured), TOWIE's Jess Wright and his former Strictly parter Georgia May Foote

Giovanni has dated a whole host of gorgeous stars including Love Island’s Maura Higgins (pictured), TOWIE’s Jess Wright and his former Strictly parter Georgia May Foote

It comes after Giovanni has addressed criticism about his teaching techniques after coming under fire  after his 2023 partner Amanda claimed that the show left her with PTSD.

During an appearance on The One Show last month he was asked about training of his celebrity partners, to which he said: ‘I’m definitely a perfectionist.’

‘Like everybody else, I like to win. But for me it’s more about bringing the best out of partners, especially if I see that there is talent there. I want to do my job properly.’

His alleged feuds with 2016 partner Laura Whitmore and 2020’s Ranvir Singh have also resurfaced, while 2021’s Rose Ayling-Ellis and 2017’s Debbie McGee have spoken out in his defence. 

Giovanni has previously lifted the lid on his intense rehearsal schedule. 

Speaking to Spencer Matthews on his Big Fish podcast last May, Giovanni gave an insight into his gruelling training regime as he revealed his key to success as a dancer was: ‘Practice, pretty much 20 hours a day. 

He continued: ‘The studio is open 24 hours. Well, 18 hours a day, sleep and go back to the studio and practice. Lots of lessons.’

Giovanni also credited his can-do attitude and refusing to accept defeat with his success. 

Explaining how he feels about losing, the star explained: ‘I don’t want to sound cliché, but when you lose, when something doesn’t go the way you want it to go, I am one of those people who gets back up, just like Rocky Balboa, one of my idols, you go down but then you straight away stand up.

‘There is no point for me when you lose to cry about those things, you are the person who chooses about your future. Nobody else can do it for you, so you have to find a way to make it better.’ 

Asked whether he ever feels emotionally vulnerable, he responded: ‘I stay away from that, the reason why, I think it’s a waste of time.

‘I think vulnerability is good, it’s beautiful but it just doesn’t really make sense in my head, because there is always a solution to do better.

‘I have got millions of problems, but I always find a way to make things better, I am not one of these people who cry. So vulnerable is not a word I can use to describe myself.’. 

It comes after Amanda revealed she was ‘sent death threats’ by Strictly Come Dancing fans in a new interview.

The star was paired with Giovanni but quit the BBC One programme mid-series last year citing ‘personal issues’.

It was then revealed she had been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder following her stint on the show. 

Speaking to The Sun on Sunday, Amanda gave her thanks to both her fans and fellow Strictly stars for their support. 

She explained: ‘I was diagnosed with mild PTSD after Strictly for several reasons and I told a few people about that, in the utmost confidence, among other things that were happening in my life at the time both professionally and personally.’

Amanda continued: ‘I’m very sorry that people felt the need to send me death threats, threaten my children and bring up my past, healthy relationship with an ex-partner as an ­indicator of my current mental health. I wish those people well.’

It comes after Giovanni has addressed criticism about his teaching techniques after coming under fire after his 2023 partner Amanda claimed that the show left her with PTSD

It comes after Giovanni has addressed criticism about his teaching techniques after coming under fire after his 2023 partner Amanda claimed that the show left her with PTSD  

Amanda left Strictly during week five in October and failed to return for the final, where eliminated celebrities took part in a group dance

Amanda left Strictly during week five in October and failed to return for the final, where eliminated celebrities took part in a group dance 

She has two children with her actor ex Martin Freeman, a daughter Grace, 15, and son Joe, 17. 

Recently it was claimed the show left her with PTSD and demanded footage of rehearsals to highlight the Italian’s ‘tense’ and ‘full-on’ training methods, which allegedly caused her much grief.

Amanda left Strictly during week five in October and failed to return for the final, where eliminated celebrities took part in a group dance.

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