Author Giovanna Fletcher is said to have claimed up to £30,000 in cash from the government’s furlough scheme. The sum was paid to Giovanna during the coronavirus pandemic when people were unable to attend work due to the lockdown period.
Giovanna, 36, who is said to be worth an estimated £8 million, claimed for the substantial amount alongside her McFly guitarist husband, Tom Fletcher, 35.
During her time on the first-ever UK edition of the hit ITV programme, Giovanna stole the hearts of the nation and was eventually crowned as the winner.
However, just weeks after walking away from Gwrych Castle, North Wales, she is said to have claimed funds from the government scheme.
Earlier this year, she revealed that she and Tom would love to holiday in St Lucia, before a family trip, including sons Buzz, six, Buddy, four, and Max, two, to Disney World Florida.
Recently, Giovanna opened up about the heartbreak she faced while writing her latest novel, Walking on Sunshine.
While appearing on Jamie Laing and Francis Boulle’s Private Parts podcast, Giovanna admitted that she lost 12,000 words of the piece of literature.
She said: “I lost everything of the new book when my laptop died, I lost 12,000 words.”
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