Giovanni Pernice: Strictly Come Dancing star will not return to show, BBC confirms | Ents & Arts News

Giovanni Pernice will not return for the new series of Strictly Come Dancing, the BBC has confirmed.

The 33-year-old Italian dancer has performed on the BBC 1 primetime show for nine years.

He was not announced as part of the show’s line-up of professional dancers for 2024 following reports he would not compete.

Pernice has rejected allegations he displayed “abusive or threatening behaviour” while working as a professional dancer on the show, following complaints about his conduct.

A legal firm acting on behalf of the complainants said the broadcaster is “evidence gathering” – but the BBC has not confirmed any probe has been launched.

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