Giovanni Pernice facts: Strictly Come Dancing star's age, height, girlfriend and more revealed

22 September 2023, 14:33 | Updated: 4 October 2023, 11:57

Giovanni Pernice in 2022
Giovanni Pernice in 2022. Picture: Getty

Strictly Come Dancing is back once again for another thrilling series in 2023!

After winning the title in 2021 with Rose Alying-Ellis, Giovanni Pernice is one of the many returning Strictly professional dancers, and here is a handy guide to the talented star:

  1. Who is Giovanni Pernice?

    Georgia May Foote & Giovanni Pernice Samba to 'Volare' - Strictly Come Dancing: 2015

    Giovanni is an Italian dancer and choreographer, and is the Italian Open Latin Dance Champion (for 2012) and the current Guinness World Record holder for Jive Kicks and Flicks, as well as Charleston Swivels. Swish.

    Born in Sicily, at the age of 14 he moved to Bologna to concentrate on a dance career. He chose to become a dancer after watching Come Dancing on TV.

    In 2015, he joined the cast of Strictly Come Dancing. He first partnered Georgia May Foote, finishing as a runner-up. In 2016, he came ninth with Laura Whitmore, and then finished as a runner-up again with Debbie McGee in 2017.

  2. Giovanni Pernice girlfriend: Is he single?

    Giovanni and ex-girlfriend Maura Higgins
    Giovanni and ex-girlfriend Maura Higgins. Picture: Instagram/Maura Higgins

    Giovanni was previously dating Strictly celebrity Ashley Roberts. However, they were not partnered with each other on the show. They dated for just over a year, but split in January 2020.

    Before this, he split up with former TOWIE star Jess Wright.

    In 2023, he was confirmed to be in a relationship with fellow Strictly dancer Jowita Przystal, but they have since broken up.

    Giovanni previously dated his former Strictly partner and Corrie star Georgia May Foote. However, just before the 2016 series a year later, the couple announced their split.

    In 2021, Giovanni confirmed that he was in a relationship with former Love Island star Maura Higgins, but were reported to have split soon after.

  3. Giovanni Pernice age: How old is he?

    Giovanni was born on September 5, 1990.

    He celebrated his 33rd birthday in 2023.

  4. How tall is Giovanni Pernice?

    Giovanni is thought to stand at 5ft 10in tall.

Meet all the Strictly professional dancers:

- Amy Dowden
- Dianne Buswell
- Giovanni Pernice
- Gorka Marquez
- Graziano di Prima
- Johannes Radebe
- Karen Hauer
- Katya Jones
- Luba Mushtuk
- Nadiya Bychkova
- Neil Jones
- Nancy Xu
- Kai Widdrington
- Nikita Kuzman
- Jowita Przystal
- Cameron Lombard
- Carlos Gu
- Vito Coppola
- Lauren Oakley