Strictly stars Anton Du Beke and Giovanni Pernice reveal new Adventures in Spain show
5 Sep 2023, 08:40
Fresh from their hit series, Adventures in Sicily, earlier this year, Strictly Come dancing icons Anton Du Beke and Giovanni Pernice are hitting the road again, this time heading to Spain.
Set to land on the BBC in 2024, Anton and Giovanni’s Adventures in Spain will see the former introduce Giovanni to a host of delights that the southern European country has to offer, after they previously went to Giovanni’s native Sicily to experience all the island has to offer.
Having fallen in love with Spain as a child - spending his school summer holidays with his Spanish family in the North of the country - Anton will show Giovanni the sights, from surfing to sangrias, and from festivals to flamencos.
Taking to Instagram this morning (5th September), birthday boy Giovanni wrote: “Happy bday to me (33) and what better way to celebrate than by sharing this news with you all!! Me and my best friend just got back from filming another adventure... and this time it is in Spain!! Here is to us stopping to do some laundry 😉 I genuinely can’t wait for you to watch it .. coming to you next year on @bbcone and @bbciplayer”
In a statement, Anton said: “My loves, it is such a treat for me to be able to take my dear friend Giovanni to a country that I hold so close to my heart. What a joy it is to be able to share this marvellously jovial jaunt with both Gio and all the wonderful viewers watching at home. Magnifico!”
Giovanni added: “I am so excited to be heading out for more adventures with my best friend Anton on this epic road trip across Spain, I just hope we manage to avoid being stopped by the police this time!”
Mel Balac, Creative Director, BBC Studios teased that there are going to be “plenty of laughs, a few tears and some new look song and dance numbers in the Spanish sunshine.”
Anton and Giovanni’s Adventures in Spain will be broadcast in 2024 on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. Their previous series, Anton and Giovanni’s Adventures in Sicily, is available to watch now via BBC iPlayer.