Michelle Visage 'upset' by stories about herself and Strictly partner Giovanni Pernice 4 weeks ago

Michelle Visage 'upset' by stories about herself and Strictly partner Giovanni Pernice

"If anyone knows us, you would know how close Giovanni and I are."

Michelle Visage has said she is upset by the stories circulating about herself and Strictly Come Dancing partner Giovanni Pernice.

The RuPaul's Drag Race judge and reality TV star has rubbished claims that she and Giovanni have been "locking horns" during their time performing together on the show.

Audiences were shocked last weekend when Michelle and Giovanni found themselves in the bottom two.

The pair were eventually saved by the judges.

Michelle said today that Giovanni is her "rock" and that she is looking forward to performing with him again in Blackpool.

"The articles about my partner and I have been upsetting," she wrote on Instagram.

"If anyone knows us, you would know how close Giovanni and I are. Gio is my best friend in this competition, he is my rock and I trust him with everything.

"We have the most fun and laughs together and to suggest otherwise is just sad. At this very moment, we are focusing on Blackpool and we are SO excited to share our magical dance with all of you."

This comes after The Sun reported that Michelle was "unhappy at times" with Giovanni as her partner and that the pair had been "locking horns" during rehearsals.

"He’s probably not used to a partner being quite so in control and calling the shots," a source told the publication.

Michelle and Giovanni were saved by the judges during the dance-off last weekend.

Mike and Katya were sent home.