Amanda Abbington’s PTSD Claims Spark Controversy as She Seeks Footage to Back Accusations

Actress’s PTSD Claims Post Strictly Appearance

Amanda Abbington, 51, was spotted in North London after publicly claiming her experience on Strictly Come Dancing led to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Exiting a Tube station, she appeared tense amid allegations surrounding her exit from the BBC One series, citing ‘personal issues’.

Allegations of Stressful Rehearsals and PTSD

Reportedly paired with professional dancer Giovanni Pernice, Abbington’s departure in week five of the show sparked rumors of her struggle behind the scenes.

Sources claim she found Giovanni’s ‘militant approach to training’ distressing, prompting her request for rehearsal footage to validate her claims.

BBC and Amanda’s Discrepancies in Claims

Conflicting reports have emerged about Abbington’s reasons for leaving the show. While she cited PTSD, the BBC asserts she mentioned a different medical condition at the time of her departure.

Allegations suggest she called for surveillance in rehearsal rooms due to her discomfort with Giovanni’s demeanor.

Support and Defense Amidst Controversy

Giovanni’s conduct on the show has faced scrutiny in the wake of Abbington’s claims. Despite the allegations, his former partner Debbie McGee and his parents publicly supported him, stating Giovanni’s dedication was part of his job.

Previous Controversies and BBC’s Response

Giovanni’s training style has previously faced criticism from other celebrities on the show, raising concerns among the BBC and show insiders.

However, the BBC stands behind Giovanni, emphasizing their commitment to contestants’ well-being and the positive atmosphere on the show.

Impact and Future of the Show

The fallout from Abbington’s claims has raised concerns among show producers about future partnerships with Giovanni.

The BBC fears potential contestants may refuse to pair up with him, potentially affecting the show’s lineup and dynamics.

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