Maura Higgins reportedly was unable to deal with Giovanni’ Pernice’s close bond with his dancing partner, Rose Ayling-Ellis on Strictly Come Dancing.

The couple have seemingly parted ways after they deleted all traces of one another from Instagram and a source close to the pair confirmed that the speculation was true.

Speaking to OK! they blamed the split on the BBC1 dancing show, saying: “Strictly is such hard work and all your time is taken up with the show, so Maura wasn’t given much of his time. Sadly, the writing was written on the wall.

“Giovanni wants to win the show. He’s got such an amazing bond with Rose and Maura couldn’t handle it.”

The professional dancer had previously spoken about how “incredibly supportive” Maura had been and that she “loved” Rose.

But Maura has been left heartbroken by the split, with a source telling The Sun Maura “genuinely thought Gio was the one” and is “absolutely devastated”.

The main reason behind their breakup is thought to be their “crazy suitcase lives” as Giovanni busies himself with Strictly 24/7.

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While Maura has been flying around the world modelling and presenting the new Glow Up series in Ireland.

But Giovanni is said to have “blindsided" the former Love Island star by his decision to move on from the relationship as they were due to move in together.

Maura has turned to her close friends for support and is reportedly “moving in” with fellow Islanders Molly-Mae Hague and Tommy Fury.

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A source told The Sun: "Maura is really shocked by the break-up, especially because she had given up a lot to move in with him.”

Confirming Maura would be staying with Molly in her Cheshire home, they added: "She'll be going to stay with Molly in Cheshire while she works out what to do next.

"Molly-Mae and Tommy are always there for her and have picked her back up after a split before, so are more than happy to have her to stay.

Maura previously moved in with Molly-Mae and Tommy in the wake of her split from former boyfriend, Chris Taylor.

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