Giovanni Pernice Responds to Criticism on The One Show
Giovanni Pernice, renowned Strictly Come Dancing star, has spoken out about the recent scrutiny surrounding his teaching techniques.
The controversy sparked after his 2023 partner, Amanda Abbington, claimed that her time on the show left her with PTSD.
Giovanni, addressing the issue on The One Show, defended his approach, stating, “I’m definitely a perfectionist.
Like everybody else, I like to win. But for me, it’s more about bringing the best out of partners, especially if I see that there is talent there. I want to do my job properly.”
Resurfacing Feuds and Past Defenses
Alleged feuds with past partners, including Laura Whitmore in 2016 and Ranvir Singh in 2020, have resurfaced amid the ongoing controversy.
However, partners from 2021 and 2017, Rose Ayling-Ellis and Debbie McGee, have come forward to defend Giovanni.
In a podcast last May, Giovanni provided insights into his intensive rehearsal schedule, emphasizing the importance of practice and a resilient mindset.
Support from Strictly Judge and Giovanni’s Management
As the scandal unfolded, Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood came to Giovanni’s defense, highlighting the multifaceted role that dance professionals play beyond choreography.
Amid reports that BBC bosses are backing Giovanni, a call was arranged between his management and Strictly executives, assuring him of their full support and reaffirming his secure position on the show.
Amanda Abbington’s PTSD Claims and Legal Actions
Amanda Abbington, Giovanni’s 2023 partner, recently revealed that she received death threats from Strictly Come Dancing fans.
Having left the show during week five, citing personal issues, she later disclosed being diagnosed with mild PTSD.
Amanda expressed gratitude for the support from fans and fellow Strictly stars but expressed regret over the negative responses.
Seeking footage of rehearsals, she aims to validate claims of Giovanni’s “tense” and “full-on” training methods, allegedly causing her distress.
BBC’s Response and Conflicting Narratives
Confusion surrounds Amanda’s exit from Strictly, with conflicting narratives emerging. BBC sources claim that Amanda cited a different medical reason for quitting at the time.
BBC chiefs reportedly became aware of her PTSD late last year when they received a request for tapes.
Giovanni, who was reportedly informed of Amanda’s exit shortly before the official statement, has received assurances of his continued participation from BBC executives.
Ongoing Controversy and Future Perspectives
The controversy surrounding Giovanni Pernice continues to unfold, raising questions about the dynamics on and off the Strictly dance floor.
As legal actions loom and conflicting narratives persist, the scrutiny into training methods and the impact on celebrity partners prompts reflection on the broader aspects of professional relationships within the highly popular dance competition.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn