BBC Strictly star Giovanni Pernice celebrates career milestone after confirming he's 'taking a break'

BBC Strictly star Giovanni Pernice celebrates career milestone after confirming he's 'taking a break'

WATCH HERE: Giovanni Pernice celebrating a sold out crowd in Aberdeen

Olivia Gantzer

By Olivia Gantzer

Published: 25/04/2024

- 09:14

Updated: 25/04/2024

- 09:39

The dancer recently stated he'd be taking a break after a hectic few years

Giovanni Pernice has shared an exciting career update with fans after previously stating he'd be "taking a break".

The Strictly Come Dancing star, 33, confirmed he'd sold out The London Palladium for another year with his tour, Let Me Entertain You and was delighted as he shared the news on social media.

The dancer has been hitting headlines a lot since last year after becoming embroiled in a bitter row with actress Amanda Abbington, who was partnered with him in last year's Strictly.

The 52-year-old decided to quit the series a few weeks in following reports of a "feud" between the pair.

This year, it was reported she had sought legal action after claiming her time on the show left her with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).

Ever since, Pernice's role on the show has been debated, particularly after details emerged about how Abbington, 52, met with two more of Pernice's former Strictly partners, Laura Whitmore and Ranvir Singh, to discuss their similar experiences.

However, Pernice hasn't spoken publicly about the feud except to brand Abbington "talented".

He recently stated he'd be taking a break form work but this week shared a career milestone on social media.

In view of his 1.1million followers on Instragram, he posted a video of himself and other dancers on stage receiving a standing ovation.

He penned: "Don't mind me, I'm just a bloke from Sicily, taking in that I have managed to sell out The London Palladium for another year with my OWN SOLO SHOW..."

Giovanni Pernice

Pernice shared a career update with fans

Instagram - giovannipernice /ITV

He added: "What a surreal night and amazing atmosphere. Thank you to every person who came along and made this such a speacial night. I love you all, G."

It came after the choreographer announced he'd be taking a break following a hectic few years.

After joining BBC competition Strictly Come Dancing in 2015, he went on to win with former EastEnders star Rose Ayling-Ellis in 2021.

He launched his tour earlier this year and has also been on screens alongside dancing judge Anton Du Beke in their travel show.

Givoanni Pernice and Anton Du Beke

Giovanni and Anton have also been on screens together lately after fronting a travel show


Last week, he penned on Instagram: "I have had a wonderful time this year on my solo tour and already looking forward to even bigger and better next year!

"After performing in front of over half a million people for seven years in row, I plan to take a little break after next year’s tour, so book your tickets in advance for ‘GIOVANNI - THE LAST DANCE’ now at"

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