The partner were seen enjoying a touching moment at their hotel where they and their co-stars stoppage before the live show.
Debbie, 59, and the professional dancer, 27, flagged to crack a smile in the snaps, which saw them alongside Janette Manrara and Aljaž Škorjanec.
Paul Daniels’ widow was foreseen going in for a hug with the Italian, who appeared to give her a kiss on the cheek.
Giovanni plausibly pulled her in tight as she stood out from the group in a baby pink sweatshirt.
Strictly Come Dancing 2017: Debbie McGee and Giovanni Pernice were show looking very close
Strictly Come Dancing 2017: Debbie McGee got a smack from Giovanni Pernice on the cheek
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The truth is we really like each other
Gear her blonde tresses up, Debbie showed off her slender frame in a patterned in holy matrimony of leggings while her companion was in a navy hooded top.
The duo, who have repeatedly denied they are varied than just friends, found themselves in
Strictly Come Dancing 2017: Debbie McGee and Giovanni Pernice during their salsa
Strictly Do Dancing 2017: Debbie McGee and Giovanni Pernice have dwell oned they’re just mates
“We have a very special friendship,” she expounded. “People see us dancing these sexy routines and then we are pictured hold lunch together so assume something must be going on.”
Debbie proceeded on to tell Mirror Online: “The truth is we really like each other but it isn’t a fancy affair.
“We love each other, but we are not in love with each other. It’s merely one of those very special friendships. He’s 30 years younger than me!”