Giovanni Pernice releases statement following Strictly Come Dancing exit

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16 Jun 2024, 15:43

Giovanni Pernice

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Strictly Come Dancing star Giovanni Pernice has released a statement following the news he won’t be appearing in this year’s series. 

This comes after reports of an internal inquiry at the BBC, following complaints about Giovanni’s behaviour during the show. 

Pernice has now released a statement in response to this. 



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He said: “To my fans and followers. Every week, there are totally untrue stories about me in the media. 

“As you know, I have always rejected any suggestion of abusive or threatening behaviour. The latest accusations are simply false. 

“I am cooperating fully with the ongoing BBC investigation, which will determine the truth. As requested, I have stayed silent, but I am looking forward to the conclusion of the investigation and ultimately clearing my name and establishing the truth. 

“I’m so happy to be back on tour. Thank you all for your continued support - you[r] messages and love mean so very much to me. I will hopefully see many of you very soon, and I look forward to clearing my name. 

“With love, Giovanni.”

The BBC confirmed that its investigation began in May this year and that it was taking “any necessary steps to establish the facts, whether there is a case to answer, and, if appropriate, what action should be taken.”

It is not yet known when the findings of this investigation will be shared with the public.