Piers Morgan 'agrees to be Strictly Come Dancing's first all-male couple with Giovanni' after dancing with Bruno Tonioli

PIERS Morgan has agreed to be in Strictly's first all-male coupling with pro Giovanni Pernice – after dancing with judge Bruno Tonioli.

Last week, the 30-year-old dancer said that 55-year-old Piers would be his "dream" male partner – and he got good news during an appearance on today's Loose Women.

The Sun's Jane Moore revealed that she'd texted the Good Morning Britain presenter ahead of Giovanni's appearance on today's show, asking if he'd be interested in teaming up with the Italian hunk.

She read out Piers' reply live on air, and Giovanni was thrilled by the response.

Piers' message read: "I'm ready. I've already done a same-sex sizzle – I did the Pasodoble on the dancefloor with Bruno at my 50th, and he said I had magnificent moves.

"I think he also called me a stylish stallion too."

Giovanni laughed as he exclaimed: "Perfect! I think it'd be interesting to see Piers as he's a strong character, and I'm a massive fan of his career.

"It'd be interesting to spend time with him in the studio, and I'm sure he can dance."

Earlier in the programme, the pro had insisted that he was keen to "challenge himself" with a same-sex partner on this year's Strictly.

He told the Loose ladies: "I'm up for a change, I'm up for something different – last year Nicola Adams and Katya Jones did a fantastic job.

"I think we are ready for new things to challenge ourselves too, obviously dancing with a man will challenge me more than anybody else as you have to make the choreography suitable for both of us.

"I'm used to doing it with a girl but with a boy it would be interesting to see – if they came to me and said: 'Giovanni, we'd love you to dance with a man', I'd definitely do it."

Giovanni was partnered with Piers' GMB co-star Ranvir Singh for last year's series of the show, and she is also keen to see the star on the dancefloor.

In fact, many of Piers' famous colleagues have graced the ballroom over the years – including Kate Garraway, Susanna Reid, and Richard Arnold – but he has always insisted the BBC "couldn't pay him enough" to take part.

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