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9 December 2021, 17:39
Strictly Come Dancing is back once again for another thrilling series in 2021!
Giovanni Pernice is one of the many returning Strictly professional dancers, and here is a handy guide to the talented star:
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.
They dated for just over a year, but split in January 2020.
Before this, he split up with former TOWIE star Jess Wright.
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.
Giovanni was born on September 5, 1990.
He celebrated his 31st birthday in 2021.
Giovanni is thought to stand at 5ft 10in tall.
- Alijaz Skorjanec
- Amy Dowden
- Dianne Buswell
- Giovanni Pernice
- Gorka Marquez
- Graziano di Prima
- Johannes Radebe
- Karen Hauer
- Katya Jones
- Luba Mushtuk
- Nadiya Bychkova
- Neil Jones
- Oti Mabuse
- Nancy Xu
- Kai Widdrington
- Nikita Kuzman
- Jowita Przystal
- Cameron Lombard