Giovanni Pernice gushes over new family addition as he ignores BBC Strictly probe amid 'misconduct' reports

Giovanni Pernice gushes over new family addition as he ignores BBC Strictly probe amid 'misconduct' reports

WATCH HERE: Giovanni Pernice and Amanda Abbington in their final Strictly: It Takes Two appearance

Olivia Gantzer

By Olivia Gantzer

Published: 22/05/2024

- 16:07

The dancer has made a new appearance on social media following the recent allegations lodged against him

Giovanni Pernice hasn't addressed the fresh reports made about him since breaking his silence last week over claims made by Amanda Abbington.

The 33-year-old Strictly Come Dancing star has allegedly "quit" the series over ongoing reports about his conduct during rehearsals, but he did make an appearance on social media on Wednesday to celebrate getting a puppy with girlfriend Molly Brown.

Pernice appeared care-free in a snap posted to girlfriend Brown's Instagram Stories as he held a Pomeranian puppy.

"Meet Roxy," Brown captioned the post as Pernice smiled down at the tiny pooch.

It comes as the BBC has been forced to investigate his "militant" training style on the show following "series workplace misconduct claims".

As well as Abbington, 52, who took part in last year's show alongside Pernice, it's been reported two other celebrity dance partners paired with the choreographer have since sought legal help.

Giovanni Pernice and Amanda Abbington

Giovanni Pernice seems to be ignoring the media storm surrounding his BBC Strictly stint


The media storm he has found himself in hasn't been referenced in the snap and Pernice only broke his silence on the issue last week.

He took to his own Instagram on Sunday to publish a statement which read: "To my dear fans, you will be as surprised as I am that allegations have been made about my dance teaching methods in the media this week.

"Of course, I reject any suggestion of abusive or threatening behaviour, and I look forward to clearing my name.

"Those who have followed my journey on Strictly Come Dancing over the last decade will know that I am passionate and competitive. No one is more ambitious for my dance partners than me.

Giovanni Pernice

Pernice was seen in the snap smiling at new puppy, Roxy


"I have always striven to help them be the very best dancer they can be. This has always come from a place of love and wanting to win - for me and my dance partners."

The dancer suffered another blow when professional dancer Korina Travis claimed Pernice had done "horrendous" things to her.

Replying to a comment under one of her recent Instagram posts, Travis revealed: "I’ve known him for years as a fellow competitor and he has done horrendous things to me.

"I will not speak about my experiences with him but I’m glad the world is seeing him for who he truly is. I’ll leave it at that." (sic)

While he hasn't said anything else on the subject since Sunday, he and Brown have been active on Instagram.

Brown posted on the social media app shortly after it was announced Pernice was leaving Strictly, but didn't address the reports.

Instead, she posted a snap from her holiday with Pernice, sharing a video of the stunning view the pair were enjoying in the sun.

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