Hamza and Giovanni have unfollowed each other on socials (Picture: BBC)
Strictly Come Dancing winner Hamza Yassin and Giovanni Pernice are said to be embroiled in a feud over Jowita Przystal, having both unfollowed each other on social media.
Wildlife cameraman Hamza lifted the glitterball trophy with his professional partner Jowita after winning the most recent series of the beloved BBC series.
The couple beat fellow finalists Fleur East and Vito Coppola, Molly Rainford and Carlos Gu, and Helen Skelton and Gorka Marquez to the coveted crown.
However, just weeks after the 2022 edition came to an end, Hamza and Giovanni have unfollowed each other on Instagram following reports that the Italian pro is dating fellow Strictly star Jowita.
It’s believed both Hamza and Giovanni had initially followed each other, as well as other members of the show, until this week.
Their feud comes after reports that Giovanni is dating Hamza’s pro partner Jowita Przystal (Picture: Getty)
The social media snub comes after reports the television presenter was ‘quietly devasted’ by Jowita’s romance after insiders claimed he had fallen for the dancer.
‘Hamza and Jowita became very close and at times were quite touchy-feely,’ a source said.
Hamza and Jowita won last year’s series of Strictly Come Dancing (Picture: BBC)
‘People would often see them sneak off together. Obviously, their closeness really helped when it came to them winning the trophy.’
They continued to The Sun: ‘But while Jowita thinks the world of him, she held back from anything romantic and kept him slightly at arm’s length.
‘When it was clear she was involved with Giovanni, the reason for that became clear.
‘But while Hamza wants her to be happy, he was quietly devastated.’
Following their victory, Hamza paid tribute to Jowita. ‘It’s hard to describe how I feel…Jovita you are an angel disguised as a human being,’ he said.
Metro.co.uk has contacted Hamza and Giovanni’s reps for comment.
Strictly Come Dancing is available to stream on BBC iPlayer.