The ex-Coronation Street actress opens up about how she's taking her mind off her break-up...

Georgia May Foote has opened up about her painful break-up from Giovanni Pernice.

The couple met when they were partnered on last year’s Strictly Come Dancing, but the 25-year-old confirmed that they’d ended things back in August.

See: Georgia May Foote And Giovanni Pernice Have Some Sad News

Georgia May Foote and Giovanni Pernice

Georgia May Foote and Giovanni Pernice started dating after being paired on Strictly Come Dancing last year

This can’t have been the easiest timing for Georgia. The new series of Strictly began shortly after, with Giovanni, 26, being paired with TV presenter Laura Whitmore.

Yep. Having your ex on prime time television every Saturday night isn’t exactly ideal, is it?

Not only that, but rumours started emerging of an ‘explosive fall-out’ between Georgia and Laura, 31, who’d previously been pals. Eep.

Georgia May Foote and Laura Whitmore

Georgia May Foote and Laura Whitmore have hung out together in the past

It was been alleged that Georgia had become ‘increasingly upset’ with seeing photos of Laura and Giovanni in rehearsal on their social media pages.

An insider told The Sun: ‘Georgia confronted Laura over the pictures of her and Giovanni.

‘She knew they would get close because of the hours they’re putting in during training but Georgia just wanted Laura to stop plastering it across social media because she’s still upset about the split.

Giovanni Pernice and Laura Whitmore

Giovanni Pernice and Laura Whitmore have been partnered on this year’s Strictly Come Dancing

‘Laura was furious and didn’t hold back, telling her: “You’re ruining my Strictly experience.”

‘Georgia thinks Laura’s being a real diva and is throwing their friendship away. All Georgia wanted was for her to be a bit more low key but Laura’s having none of it.’

Laura later slammed these suggestions, Tweeting: ‘So when did we have this explosive row @georgiafoote 😂😂 Hope your show is going well lovely, been ages! xx.’

Now Georgia’s spoken out, telling Belfast Live: ‘I’m quite a private person so I just get on with life.

See: Laura Whitmore Denies Having An ‘Explosive Row’ With Georgia May Foote

‘I’ve always said that my job is the most important thing in my life and my family. My family are happy and healthy and I’m working on a great show [Breakfast At Tiffany’s].

‘I’ve literally just thrown myself into it completely. It’s been such a great experience and I’m lucky that I’ve got it right now, I think, to do – to keep me busy.

Georgia May Foote

Georgia May Foote is currently starring in a stage production of Breakfast At Tiffany’s

‘I just kind of get on with life, I don’t really listen [to what’s being said].

‘I’m a firm believer of “you don’t believe what you read”. Sometimes there’s truth in things and sometimes it isn’t 100%.

‘People are going to believe it whether you tell them it’s real or not, it’s only you who knows what’s true and what’s not.

So today in the dress run for @tiffanysonstage my Holly Golightly finally came to life! I cannot wait to start! 🕶💎💍👗

A photo posted by Georgia May Foote (@georgiamay112) on

‘As long as you and your friends and family and you know the truth behind everything then that’s all that matters.

‘It doesn’t matter what Tom, Dick or Harry on the street think when they read it – I know what my life’s about.’

Well said, lady. We’re sure she and Laura are mature enough to stay on good terms.