Giovanni Pernice Accused of 'Horrendous Things' Amid Strictly Controversy
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Giovanni Pernice Accused of 'Horrendous Things' Amid Strictly Controversy

21 May 2024
2 min.
Giovanni Pernice Accused of 'Horrendous Things' Amid Strictly Controversy

New Allegations Rock Strictly

Giovanni Pernice, a prominent star of Strictly Come Dancing, finds himself at the center of a brewing scandal. Fresh allegations from a former dance partner have surfaced, leading the BBC to initiate an internal investigation into Pernice's conduct.

Pernice, known for his dynamic performances and strong presence on the show, has previously been criticized for his "militant" training methods. The latest claims have intensified scrutiny, with multiple celebrities, including Amanda Abbington, echoing similar complaints.

Claims by Korina Travis

Professional dancer Korina Travis, 29, who has collaborated with Pernice at private events, recently shared her distressing experiences. In a candid comment on Instagram, Travis stated:

"I’ve known Giovanni for years through competitions, and he has done horrendous things to me. While I won’t detail my experiences, I’m relieved that his true nature is becoming public. It's time the world knows."

Travis, with a rich history at the renowned Burn The Floor company and a contender for the Strictly pro team in 2016, provides a credible and poignant voice in this developing story.

Pernice’s Response

Pernice has robustly denied these accusations, addressing his followers on social media:

"I categorically reject any claims of abusive or threatening behavior. These allegations are unfounded, and I am eager to clear my name."

BBC Investigation

Carter-Ruck, representing the complainants, disclosed that the BBC is currently "evidence gathering," although no formal investigation has been confirmed.

Pernice’s Strictly Career

Since his debut on “Strictly Come Dancing” in 2015, Giovanni Pernice has evolved into a prominent figure in the dance world. The former Italian dance champion’s career took a leap in 2021 when he clinched the coveted Strictly glitterball trophy. His dance partner, Rose Ayling-Ellis, made history as the show’s first deaf contestant. Pernice’s dynamic career and substantial contributions to the show underscore the seriousness of the recent allegations against him. His journey from a national champion to an international star on “Strictly Come Dancing” continues to captivate audiences worldwide.

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