The TV presenter also revealed that Giovanni is living alone during Strictly’s run, so he can join Ranvir and her son’s support bubble when they train.
However, the lead tangling wasn’t the only confusing moment for the dog, who also seemed to be puzzled by Ranvir and Giovanni’s display of closeness.
She said: “Shmizzels is a lockdown dog, we bought him in June so the only person he’s seen me hug is my son. Obviously, the reason I can hug Giovanni is he’s now in my bubble, but Shmizzels went crazy. He did not know what was happening!”
Strictly Come Dancing airs today on BBC One at 7.25pm.