Giovanni Pernice is an Italian professional dancer and choreographer . He is best known for his appearance on British television show Strictly Come Dancing.
Giovanni was born on 5 September, 1990 in Sicity, Italy. At the age of he moved to Bologna to concentrate on dance.He is specialised in Latin Style and also won number of competitions in which one of them is Italian Open Championship in year 2012. He completed his schooling from Shrewsbury High School. He belongs to non-dancing background Italian family. There is no more information regarding his family on the internet.
Pernice made her first appearance as a professional dancer on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing in the thirteenth series in 2015. Georgia May Foote, a former Coronation Street actress, was his partner. They made it to the competition’s final, but were tied for second place with Kellie Bright and her professional partner, Kevin Clifton. Pernice made her fourteenth appearance on Strictly Come Dancing in 2016. Laura Whitmore, a television presenter, was his partner. They finished 9th after being eliminated in a dance-off with Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton, the eventual Series 14 champions. For the fifteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing, Pernice returned as a professional dancer in 2017. Debbie McGee, a television and radio presenter and former ballet dancer, was his celebrity partner. They made it to the competition’s final, where they tied for second place with Alexandra Burke and her professional partner Gorka Márquez, and Gemma Atkinson and her professional partner Alja korjanec. Pernice was a contestant on the sixteenth season of Strictly Come Dancing in 2018, partnering with Steps singer Faye Tozer.
Pernice made it to the final for the third time in four years, finishing in a tie for second place with Joe Sugg and his professional partner Dianne Buswell, and Ashley Roberts and her professional partner Pasha Kovalev. For the seventeenth season of the show, Pernice was paired with television and radio personality Michelle Visage. They made it to week 9 of the competition before losing to Saffron Barker and AJ Pritchard in a dance-off. Pernice and his partner Ranvir Singh made it to the semi-finals of the eighth series in 2020, but were ousted in a dance off with Jamie Laing and Karen Hauer. Pernice and EastEnders actress Rose Ayling-Ellis won the nineteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing in 2021. The show’s first deaf participant, Ayling-Ellis, was the show’s first deaf contestant. With their Tango, Ayling-Ellis and Pernice received the first 40 in Strictly history during the series’ Halloween edition. Heat also presented the couple with a ‘Unmissables’ Award for the silent moment in their Couple’s Choice act. With a total of 98 tens, Pernice holds the record for the most tens ever granted.
Pernice has also appeared on BBC Two’s Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two in a number of episodes. Pernice holds the current Guinness World Record for Jive kicks and flicks, having performed 55 in 30 seconds in a December 2016 event. He broke the world record for the most Charleston swivel steps in 30 seconds the following year, in December 2017, by perfectly completing 24. Guinness World Records oversaw the achievement of both records on It Takes Two.
Giovanni has dark brown color hair and brown grey color eyes. His height is 5 ft 100 inches and weight around 80 kg. He has dashing and smart personality. He has also tattooed on his body.
Giovanni’s marital status is unmarried. But he dated different celebrity girls. In year 2016 he was in a relationship with Georgia May Foote, British actress. After break up with Georgia he came in relation with Ashley Roberts, an American dancer, singer as well as television personality. They were in relationship from 2018-2020. After that he started dating Maura Higgins , a popular Irish television personality, social media influencer as well as model. But after four months of relation couple separated. Presently he is dating Strictly co-starRose Ayling Ellis.
Giovanni Pernice estimated net worth around $1-5 million. His main source of earning come from dancing. He earns a good amount of income from his professional dancing career. He enjoys a lavish and luxurious lifestyle.