Maura Higgins' ex Giovanni Pernice serenades his Strictly Come Dancing partner ...

Maura Higgins' ex Giovanni Pernice serenades his Strictly Come Dancing partner ...
Maura Higgins' ex Giovanni Pernice serenades his Strictly Come Dancing partner ...

Giovanni Pernice serenaded his Strictly Come Dancing partner Rose Ayling-Ellis on Monday night after his shock split from Maura Higgins. 

The pro dancer took to a grand piano surrounded by a stunning view of the London skyline to tinkle the ivories for the 26-year-old EastEnders star. 

It comes after it was reported that Giovanni 'blindsided' Maura with their split, leaving her 'utterly heartbroken' after revealing he 'didn't want to settle down'.  

Break up: Maura Higgins' ex Giovanni Pernice serenaded his Strictly Come Dancing partner Rose Ayling-Ellis on Monday night after their shock split

Break up: Maura Higgins' ex Giovanni Pernice serenaded his Strictly Come Dancing partner Rose Ayling-Ellis on Monday night after their shock split

'Serenade night': The pro dancer took to a grand piano surrounded by a stunning view of the London skyline to tinkle the ivories for the EastEnders star

'Serenade night': The pro dancer took to a grand piano surrounded by a stunning view of the London skyline to tinkle the ivories for the EastEnders star 

'Serenade night,' wrote Giovanni, 31, as he returned to Instagram for the first time since the break up to share a video of the quality time with his dance partner. 

Giovanni shot a serious stare at the camera in a bright pink blazer as he played a romantic tune in the rooftop bar. 

As he attempted to 'serenaded' his Strictly partner, who is the first deaf contestant on the show, Rose looked confused and said: 'I'm deaf'. 

Rose looked stunning as she stood by the piano surrounded by flowers in a stylish  black mesh top and a forest green skirt.  

In another Instagram story, Giovanni and Rose joked around together as they attempted to sip their drinks without using their hands.   

Night out: Rose looked stunning as she stood by the piano surrounded by flowers in a stylish black mesh top and a forest green skirt

Night out: Rose looked stunning as she stood by the piano surrounded by flowers in a stylish black mesh top and a forest green skirt

'Having a drink': In another Instagram story, Giovanni and Rose joked around together as they attempted to sip their drinks without using their hands

'Having a drink': In another Instagram story, Giovanni and Rose joked around together as they attempted to sip their drinks without using their hands

Giovanni serenading Rose comes after it was reported he and Maura ended their four-month relationship on Monday.  

A source told The Sun on Tuesday that Giovanni dumped Maura two weeks ago unexpectedly as he doesn't want to settle down.  

The insider said: 'Maura didn't see this coming and is finding it very difficult to come to terms with. She genuinely thought Gio was the one.'  

The pair are believed to have split two weeks ago after heart-to-heart talks where they spoke about how their packed schedules stopped them from seeing each other.  

The romance between the Love Island star and the Strictly Come Dancing pro went sour after days of moving in together. 

End of the road: Giovanni serenading Rose comes after it was reported he and Maura ended their four-month relationship on Monday

End of the road: Giovanni serenading Rose comes after it was reported he and Maura ended their four-month relationship on Monday

According to The Sun, the Irish beauty is said to be 'absolutely devastated.'

A source said: 'It's all over for now. Maura's absolutely devastated, it appears the Strictly curse has struck again.

'Pals are hoping that they can patch things up. But only time will tell whether they'll work things out as Giovanni is so busy.'

The Italian dancer has been putting Rose through her paces on Strictly and they have become good friends, with Giovanni showcasing the sign language he's learned from her on social media. 

Split: The romance between the Love Island star and the Strictly Come Dancing pro reportedly went sour after days of moving in together

Split: The romance between the Love Island star and the Strictly Come Dancing pro reportedly went sour after days of moving in together

Training: The Italian dancer has been putting Rose Ayling-Ellis (pictured) through her paces on Strictly Come Dancing - and they have become good friends

Training: The Italian dancer has been putting Rose Ayling-Ellis (pictured) through her paces on Strictly Come Dancing - and they have become good friends

'Maura's decided to take a step back and let him concentrate

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