Giovanni Pernice Ends Eight-Year Run on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Amidst Past Contestant Clashes

Giovanni Pernice Ends Eight-Year Run on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Amidst Past Contestant Clashes

Reports suggest that Giovanni Pernice, the 33-year-old professional dancer, has decided to end his eight-year tenure on the popular dance competition show, ‘Strictly Come Dancing.’

Clashes with Past Female Contestants

Pernice’s departure comes amidst a backdrop of controversy, particularly involving clashes with some of his former female dance partners.

The decision follows Amanda Abbington’s mid-series exit last year, citing ‘personal reasons’ allegedly stemming from a tumultuous partnership with Pernice.

Scrutiny and Allegations

Amid allegations of abrasive behavior and demands for rehearsal footage, Pernice has reportedly faced scrutiny regarding his training methods and conduct with contestants.

Despite maintaining his innocence and attributing his training style to being a “hard taskmaster,” Pernice feels the weight of the increased scrutiny.

Fresh Start and Focus on Other Projects

Sources suggest that Pernice sees this as an opportunity for a fresh start, aiming to shift his focus to other television projects.

Despite asserting his innocence and expressing his passion for the show, Pernice believes it’s time to explore new opportunities beyond ‘Strictly Come Dancing.’

BBC’s Response and Future Plans

While the BBC has yet to confirm the professional dancers for the upcoming season, they acknowledge the reports of Pernice’s departure and assure that announcements will be made in due course.

MailOnline’s attempts to reach Pernice’s representatives for comment have been unsuccessful.

Continued Support from BBC Amid Allegations

Despite facing allegations and controversies, the BBC has reportedly stood by Pernice, offering him a new contract to return to the show later this year.

While accusations of being abrasive have circulated, both the BBC and Pernice’s team deny any official complaints against him.

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