Dancing on Ice’s Perri Kiely ‘finds love with show assistant Laura Smith’

Dancing on Ice’s Perri Kiely ‘finds love with show assistant Laura Smith’


Dancing on Ice’s Perri Kiely ‘finds love with show assistant’ after meeting backstage

Perri Kiely is said to have struck up a romance with Dancing on Ice production assistant Laura Smith after the pair met backstage during the last series, on which he came second

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Dancing on Ice runner-up and Diversity dancer Perri Kiely has found love, according to reports.

The 24-year-old is rumoured to have found a romantic spark with Laura Smith, a production assistant on the show, when he competed in January’s series.

The show saw him and pro partner Vanessa Bauer take silver, missing out on the top spot to Joe Swash and Alex Murphy.

The Sun reports that Perri and Laura found they had chemistry backstage – Perri seeming to confirm the reports when he snapped a selfie of them both.

Perri himself told fellow Diversity member Jordan Banjo on their Kiss Breakfast show that he was no longer single.

“It’s taken me 24 years and a global pandemic to get there,” he laughed, “but guys, it’s finally here.”

An insider told The Sun that the handsome lad is serious about Laura, claiming he’s “absolutely smitten.”

“Laura caught his eye immediately and he would flirt like mad with her,” the source said.

“Perri and Laura took it really slow and went on a few dates before lockdown. They kept it going over the past few months. Perri couldn’t be happier.”

Mirror Online has reached out to Perri’s rep for comment.

After sharing a snap of them both, co-stars and colleagues were quick to offer best wishes.

Chief among them was Joe Swash, writing: “Yer BOY!!!! I’m so happy for you both!”

Ashley Banjo, Jordan’s brother and a Dancing on Ice judge, laughed: “2020’s been a pretty good for you hasn’t it my friend? Love this man!!”

Skate parter Vanessa shared a string of heart emojis, while Alex Murphy gushed: “OH MY DAYS I’M SO HAPPY.”

During their show, Jordan gave Perri grief about his dating history, including for his 2017 Celebs Go Dating stint.

“Perri’s got news,” he said, “If you listen to our Saturday show you’ll know that Perri is, let’s say, famously single.

“Tinder didn’t work, Celebs Go Dating definitely didn’t work, coming first, well, second, on Dancing on Ice, didn’t work.”

“Ouch,” Perri laughed.

Jordan continued: “Now, in your own time, reveal your big news.”

Taking a deep breath, Perri said: “I’ve got a girlfriend.