Who is Giovanni Pernice?
Giovanni Pernice born on 5 September 1990 is an Italian professional dancer, best known for his appearances on the British television show Strictly Come Dancing. He is also an Italian Open Latin Dance Champion (2012), and the Guinness World Record holder for Jive kicks and flicks, as well as Charleston swivels.
Maura Higgins New Boyfriend Giovanni Pernice
Maura Higgins has officially confirmed her romance with Strictly Come Dancing professional Giovanni Pernice.
The Love Island star confirmed the romance rumours on Instagram with a picture of the couple captioned, “I’m yours ❤️”.
Rumours between the couple were sparked last month after the pair started following each other on Instagram, and were said to have both stayed at the same hotel in Cornwall.
Last weekend, they both shared pictures from the Euros Italy v Austria match.
The Italian dancer also shared a picture of the couple on his Instagram, captioning the post, “You’re mine ❤️”.
Ms Higgins previously split with her ex-boyfriend and Love Island star Chris Taylor in April. The pair both starred in Love Island together, leaving the villa as friends and later becoming a couple.
Giovanni has previously dated actress Georgia May Foote, singer Ashley Roberts and Jessica Wright.
Giovanni Pernice Biography, Wiki
Giovanni Pernice was born in Sicily, and at the age of 14, he moved to Bologna to concentrate on dance. He chose to become a dancer after watching the British ballroom dance television show Come Dancing. Specialising in Latin style, Pernice has won a number of competitions, most notably, the Italian Open Championship in 2012.
Pernice is a member of the Federazione Italiana Danza Sportiva, part of the World DanceSport Federation, and he competed at Youth and Adult levels between 2007-2014. Other notable results include coming second place in the International Open Latin in Slovenia in 2014, and wins in other Open competitions in Pieve di Cento, Italy (2011); Ancona, Italy (2011); San Marino (2011), and Saint Cugat des Valles, Spain (2011). His competition dance partners include Erika Attisano (2011-2014) and Alexandra Koldan (2014-2015).
5 September 1990 (age 30)
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Who has Giovanni Pernice Dated?
Giovanni Pernice dated singer Ashley Roberts for a year after meeting on Strictly Come Dancing in 2018 until their split in January 2020. He is currently in a relationship with former Love Island contestant Maura Higgins.
Giovanni Pernice’s Strictly 2020 Partner
Giovanni Pernice was back for Strictly 2020. In 2019 Giovanni was partnered with fellow Italian Michelle Visage, who joked about bosses putting two Italians together.
Giovanni Pernice’s Career
Strictly Come Dancing
In 2015, Pernice appeared as a professional dancer on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing for the first time in its thirteenth series. He was partnered with former Coronation Street actress Georgia May Foote. They reached the final of the competition but finished as joint runners-up alongside Kellie Bright and her professional partner, Kevin Clifton.
In 2016, Pernice returned to Strictly Come Dancing for its fourteenth series. He was partnered with television presenter Laura Whitmore. They were eliminated in Week 7 in a dance-off with Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton, the eventual Series 14 champions, and finished in 9th place.
In 2017, Pernice returned to Strictly Come Dancing as a professional dancer for its fifteenth series. His celebrity partner was Debbie McGee, a television and radio presenter and former ballet dancer. They reached the final of the competition, finishing as joint runners-up alongside Alexandra Burke and her professional partner Gorka Márquez, and Gemma Atkinson and her professional partner Aljaž Škorjanec.
In 2018, Pernice competed in the sixteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing, partnered with Steps singer Faye Tozer. For the third time in four years, Pernice reached the final, finishing as joint runners-up alongside Joe Sugg and his professional partner Dianne Buswell, and Ashley Roberts and her professional partner Pasha Kovalev.
In 2019, Pernice was partnered with television and radio personality Michelle Visage for the show’s seventeenth series. They reached week 9 of the competition, before being eliminated in a dance-off with Saffron Barker and AJ Pritchard.
In 2020, Pernice reached the semi-final of the eighteenth series with his partner Ranvir Singh, before being eliminated in a dance off with Jamie Laing and Karen Hauer.
Pernice has also appeared on a number of episodes of BBC Two’s Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two. Pernice is the current Guinness World Record holder for Jive kicks and flicks, performing 55 in 30 seconds in a challenge held in December 2016. The next year, in December 2017, he broke the world record for the most Charleston swivel steps in 30 seconds, correctly completing 24. Both records were achieved on It Takes Two with supervision by Guinness World Records.
Giovanni Pernice FAQ’s
Who is Giovanni Pernice?
Giovanni Pernice born on 5 September 1990 is an Italian professional dancer, best known for his appearances on the British television show Strictly Come Dancing.
Who is Giovanni Pernice’s Girlfriend?
Maura Higgins is the new girlfriend of Giovanni Pernice.
Who is Giovanni Pernice’s ex-partner?
Giovanni Pernice dated singer Ashley Roberts for a year after meeting on Strictly Come Dancing in 2018 until their split in January 2020.
What is Giovanni Pernice’s wife’s name?
Giovanni Pernice is unmarried and is currently dating Maura Higgins.
What is Giovanni Pernice’s Net worth?
Giovanni Pernice’s Net worth is over $ 1 Million in 2021.
What is Giovanni Pernice’s Age?
Giovanni Pernice is 30 years old as of 2021.