Giovanni Pernice Faces Show Setbacks Amidst Allegations As Second Programme is Shelved Due to Ongoing Probe

Giovanni Pernice Faces Show Setbacks Amidst Allegations As Second Programme is Shelved Due to Ongoing Probe

Amid the continuing investigation into his backstage behavior, professional dancer Giovanni Pernice, 33, finds himself entangled in yet another controversy, leading to the shelving of a second show he was involved in.

The Context

This latest development comes shortly after Pernice’s departure from “Strictly Come Dancing” earlier in the month, amidst allegations of ‘serious misconduct’ following a complaint filed by his recent dance partner, Amanda Abbington.

Programme Postponements

News emerged last week that Pernice’s BBC travel show, “Anton & Giovanni’s Adventures,” co-starring Strictly judge Anton Du Beke, was put on hold due to the ongoing probe.

Additionally, it was revealed on Tuesday that the Channel 4 program “Celebrity Hunted,” which Pernice participated in last year, has also been indefinitely postponed.

Disappointment and Consequences

The postponement of “Celebrity Hunted” is particularly disappointing for Pernice, as the program serves as a fundraising and awareness-raising platform for Stand Up 2 Cancer.

His involvement was highly anticipated, but now unlikely to materialize while the investigation remains ongoing.

Details of the Show

Pernice filmed “Celebrity Hunted” in May 2023 alongside fellow Strictly pro Kai Widdrington. The show, which involves pairs evading surveillance experts while on the run, featured several other celebrity pairs.

Fan Expectations

Fans had anticipated the airing of “Celebrity Hunted” around March, as it had been in previous years, adding to the disappointment surrounding its postponement.

Response and Further Allegations

As news of the investigation into his behavior on “Strictly Come Dancing” emerged, Pernice faced further allegations from three former partners on the show, including Abbington, Laura Whitmore, and Ranvir Singh.

Tour Continues Amidst Controversy

Despite the ongoing scrutiny, Pernice and Du Beke’s live show, “Giovanni and Anton Together: The Live Tour,” is set to proceed as planned from June to July. Both dancers have begun rehearsals for the show.

Legal Response and Career Impact

Pernice has reportedly been cooperating with the BBC’s investigation and has enlisted legal representation from Schillings.

Meanwhile, discussions about future projects, including another travel show, have been halted, and Pernice’s talent agency, Off Limits, is working to rebuild his profile.

Legal Maneuvers

In a bold move, Pernice has hired legal firm Schillings to navigate the allegations against him, following suit after Abbington and others sought legal counsel to address their concerns with the BBC.