Strictly Come Dancing star Giovanni Pernice has rejected allegations that he displayed “abusive or threatening behaviour” whereas working as an expert dancer on the present.

The 33-year-old Italian dancer mentioned he was “stunned” amid stories the BBC is wanting into complaints about his conduct.

A authorized agency appearing on behalf of the complainants mentioned the broadcaster is “proof gathering” – however the BBC has not confirmed that any probe has been launched.

Within the assertion shared on Instagram, Pernice wrote: “To my pricey followers, you can be as stunned as I’m that allegations have been made about my dance educating strategies within the media this week.

“In fact, I reject any suggestion of abusive or threatening behaviour, and I stay up for clearing my title.”

He added: “Those that have adopted my journey on Strictly Come Dancing during the last decade will know that I’m passionate and aggressive.

“Nobody is extra formidable for my dance companions than me.

“I’ve at all times striven to assist them be the easiest dancers they are often.

“This has at all times come from a spot of affection and desirous to win – for me and my dance companions.”

Pernice signed off the message by writing: “Thanks all as soon as once more to your continued love and assist! Giovanni.”

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An announcement from regulation agency Carter-Ruck to the PA information company mentioned: “There have been quite a few severe complaints made to the BBC who are actually within the strategy of proof gathering.

“As it’s nonetheless an ongoing matter no additional remark could be made at this stage.”

The Solar, which first reported options that an investigation was underway, additionally claimed Pernice had give up the present.

Neither the BBC nor Pernice has confirmed his departure.

Sicily-born Pernice has been on the BBC One celeb dancing present since 2015.

In 2021, he lifted the Strictly glitterball trophy for the primary time alongside EastEnders star Rose Ayling-Ellis, who was the primary deaf contestant to win. He had appeared in three present finals beforehand.

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He additionally holds the Guinness World Report for many jive kick and flicks in 30 seconds, which he achieved on the BBC’s Strictly It Takes Two present in 2016.

The BBC was approached by Sky Information however declined to remark.


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