Strictly scandal as Giovanni Pernice ‘faces official accusations’ from former famous couples

Strictly come dance faces the biggest scandal in history due to the accusations against Giovanni Pernice.

The Italian professional dancer, who has been embroiled in controversy since his famous partner Amanda Abbington unexpectedly left the show in 2023, is reportedly the center of an investigation that is being assisted by several celebrities he has previously been paired with. .

While sherlock The Abbington star originally cited “medical reasons” for her decision to leave, then requested what a source described as “tense” footage of her rehearsals with Pernice for an alleged investigation. The actress then revealed that she was “diagnosed with mild post-traumatic stress disorder after Strictly for several reasons”.

In March it was alleged that Good morning Great Britain host Ranvir Singh and former love island Host Laura Whitmore, who previously said she felt “uncomfortable” around Pernice, had a “tearful summit” with Abbington about their respective “difficult experiences” working with the dancer, “who is well known for being intense during training.” ”.

According SunThese files, compiled by an expensive lawyer, include photographic evidence suggesting that Pernice’s training regimen was so “brutal” that his celebrity partners were left “black and sad.”

However, it has been claimed that Pernice, who has described himself as a “perfectionist”, is also collecting his own documents which he believes will clear him of any wrongdoing, including audio transcripts of an ex-partner apologizing to him for his ” “difficult” behavior.

These files are expected to be handed over to the BBC, which may lead the corporation to launch its own investigation into the matter.

A source told the outlet: “The whole situation is deeply unpleasant and the women fear they risk losing other lucrative BBC contracts if they speak out.

Amanda Abbington quit weeks after starting final series of 'Strictly'
Amanda Abbington quit weeks after starting final series of ‘Strictly’ (bbc)

“Despite this, they are moving forward because they feel it is the right thing to do and to prevent anyone else from facing something similar on such a beloved family show.”

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The independent The BBC has been contacted for comment.

Pernice’s future on the show is currently up in the air, but it has been stated that she will be leaving the series to pursue other projects.

The dancer has been part of Strictly since 2015, and gained legions of fans due to his on-screen camaraderie with EastEnders actress Rose Ayling-Ellis. The couple won the show in 2021.

Since the news, Pernice has had the support of her fans and Debbie McGee, one of her former celebrities. Strictly partners.

Giovanni Pernice's future on 'Strictly' is up in the air
Giovanni Pernice’s future on ‘Strictly’ is up in the air (bbc)

He teamed with Whitmore in 2016 and Singh in 2020, finishing in ninth and fifth place, respectively.