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Giovanni Pernice appears to respond to Amanda Abbington Strictly Come Dancing accusations-Josie Copson-Entertainment – Metro

He posted a message on Instagram.

Giovanni Pernice appears to respond to Amanda Abbington Strictly Come Dancing accusations-Josie Copson-Entertainment – Metro

Giovanni Pernice has posted on social media again (Picture: Getty)

Giovanni Pernice has spoken about ‘positivity’ following recent reports that his Strictly Come Dancing partner Amanda Abbington is seeking legal advice about her experience.

The 33-year-old took to Instagram to share his first post since New Year’s Eve, which spoke about how he wants to bring ‘joy’.

Alongside a photo of himself in an embrace with a model for his fragrance Vita, he wrote about his goals.

‘My aim in launching VITA was to create products to inspire and bring joy to life, and to explore another creative outlet for my passions,’ he began.

He then suggested that positivity can lead to negativity.

‘My fragrance VITA (Italian for life) is just that, a celebration of life. Of positivity when there is obviously so much around us which can be a cause for the opposite.’

Giovanni doesn’t plan to stop there, and is already thinking about launching further items: ‘We are starting this journey with high hopes and ambitions and with many more products in the pipeline.’

Some people in the comments section questioned the timing of his promotional post for the bottles, which cost £63.75 for a 100ml size.

‘Probably not the best time to launch a brand😂,’ wrote Shanice 96 Naomi.

Amanda and Giovanni were partnered together for the 2023 Strictly season (Picture: BBC/Guy Levy)

The remark is likely regarding reports that first came out on January 6 that his 2023 partner Amanda, 51, allegedly requested footage of her training sessions on Strictly.

A source told The Sun: ‘The BBC has received a request for the footage they hold of Amanda and Giovanni. It is known as a data subject access request.

‘There is a feeling that the recordings will lift the lid on what really goes on behind the scenes on Strictly. Things in rehearsals can become very tense.’

They claimed that the actress was ‘really stressed by having to spend eight hours a day with Giovanni’, and ‘spent a lot of time crying’.

Giovanni has since reportedly been assured of his place on the prime-time show, claimed the publication.

Giovanni has reportedly been assured of his place on the show (Picture: PA)

In October 2023, Amanda decided to leave the programme after just four performances and cited ‘personal reasons’ in a statement.

BBC told ‘The BBC offers a comprehensive range of support to all individuals taking part in our shows.

‘Strictly Come Dancing has always taken duty of care incredibly seriously and there is a constant dialogue between senior members of the production team and the contestants to ensure any concerns are addressed swiftly.

‘Strictly has a proud track record as a joyful, positive experience where robust support and assistance is always made available at every stage of the production,’ they concluded. has contacted Amanda Abbington and Giovanni Pernice’s representatives for comment.

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