Giovanni Pernice Hinted Exit Months Before News

Pernice's future on Strictly was uncertain for months.

by Nouman Rasool
Giovanni Pernice Hinted Exit Months Before News
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Giovanni Pernice is the 33-year-old professional dancer, who has risen to fame on the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing since his first appearance in 2015. Now quite a few years into sensation, he recently hinted about his uncertain future on the show.

Last year, Pernice also told Radio Times, a quote that seems to have a new lease of life after the said sources speculated his imminent departure from the hit show. During his interview, the Italian spoke of his uncertain permanency regarding his role in the long future of Strictly.

"I don't know what's happening in the future, you know? I can tell you what's happening in the present. I'm here, focused with Amanda, trying to do another great routine. And the future, who knows? Strictly is a show that changed my life," he said.

Now, his words seem to have been very prophetic, with the news of an imminent departure looming.

Giovanni Pernice's Future

In any case, his comments were not clear, but Pernice expressed quite strongly that he would stay here for at least some time for the show: "I will be there for as long as they want me," he declared.

His declaration proves how he was committed and in love with the program, greatly changed his career and personal life. Yet recent events would appear to have not leaned very much in Pernice's favor, at least with regard to his time on Strictly.

As reported by The Sun earlier this week, he departed the series following allegations from two further celebrities after Amanda Abbington. Whereas Abbington was named the other two, said to be recognizable faces, are anonymous.

Those allegations are perhaps what have led to such questions over Pernice's training methods and the rumors regarding his show future. Pernice leaving would really mark a turning point on Strictly Come Dancing, as he has been such an important part of the ensemble.

Charismatic and talented, this fan favorite is so lovable that his departure would undoubtedly impact the lineup. As this unfolds, fans and followers of the show are now left to wait and see what the future holds for one of their leading luminaries.

His journey on Strictly has been awash with brilliant performances and dedicated partnerships, which makes the thought of leaving all the more poignant. Stay tuned for regular live updates on Giovanni Pernice and how the situation changes on Strictly Come Dancing.