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 spotted for the first time amid reports he is dating model Molly Brown, when he stepped out of the Hippodrome in Darlington on Friday.

The Strictly pro dancer, 34, cut a dashing 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 sweater 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 at the crowd on his way out.

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

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

Giovanni Pernice was spotted 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 has reportedly 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 even though it’s very early days, they seem to be doing well’.

‘He kept things quiet because he didn’t want too much pressure as they got to know each other’.

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

Although little is known about the model, she regularly shares beautiful photos of her lavish lifestyle and exotic vacations on social media.

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

The Italian dancer has previously dated a host of gorgeous stars, including Love Island’s Maura Higgins, TOWIE’s Jess Wright and his former Strictly partner 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 ‘frenzy work schedules’.

It comes after it was revealed Giovanni is reportedly dating beautiful British model Molly Brown (24).

It comes after it was revealed Giovanni is reportedly dating beautiful 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 although it's very early days, they seem to be doing well.

A source said: ‘Giovanni and Molly met a few weeks ago and although it’s very early days, they seem to be doing well.

Adds: 'He kept things quiet because he didn't want too much pressure as they got to know each other'

Adds: ‘He kept things quiet because he didn’t want too much pressure as they got 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 partner 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 partner Georgia May Foote

It comes after Giovanni faced criticism over his teaching techniques after coming under fire after his 2023 partner Amanda claimed the show left her with PTSD.

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

‘Like everyone else, I like to win. But for me it’s more about getting the best out of partners, especially when I see there’s talent there. I want to do my job properly.’

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

Giovanni 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 grueling training regime when he revealed his key to success as a dancer: ‘Work out, almost 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 acknowledged his can-do attitude and refused to accept defeat with his success.

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

‘There is no point to me if you lose crying about those things, you are the person who chooses about your future. No one else can do it for you, so you have to find a way to make it better.’

Asked if he ever feels emotionally vulnerable, he replied: ‘I stay away from it, 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’s always a solution to do better.

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

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

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

It was then revealed that she had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder following her visit to the show.

Talk to The sun on SundayAmanda thanked both her fans and fellow Strictly stars for their support.

She explained: ‘After Streng I was diagnosed with mild PTSD for various reasons and I told a few people about it, in the utmost confidence, including what was happening in my life at that point both professionally and personally.’

Amanda continued: ‘I am very sorry that people felt the need to send me death threats, threaten my children and cite my previous, healthy relationship with an ex-partner as an indicator of my current mental health. I wish those people the best of luck.’

It comes after Giovanni criticized his teaching techniques after coming under fire after his 2023 partner Amanda claimed the show left her with PTSD.

It comes after Giovanni criticized his teaching techniques after coming under fire after his 2023 partner Amanda claimed 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).

It was recently claimed the show left her with PTSD and demanded footage of rehearsals to highlight the Italian’s ‘tense’ and ‘exhaustive’ training methods, which are said to have caused her a lot of 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.