BBC Strictly Come Dancing star Giovanni Pernice issues statement about 'mission' after four co-stars complain

Giovanni Pernice has issued a statement about "continuing his mission" in the wake of the Amanda Abbington row. The BBC Strictly Come Dancing star spoke out on Instagram as he faces increased scrutiny amid his feud with Amanda.

He wrote: "My new VITA Candle is the second product of GP Vita, and continues our mission to create products which inspire and bring joy to life. This careful crafted candle is made from all-natural wax and is housed in an elegant gloss black glass surround, casting a soft glow and creating a sophisticated and sensual VITA sent experience for your home.

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Amanda claimed the Strictly Come Dancing professional intentionally stamped on her foot and caused her to have PTSD, leaving her to allegedly suffer from PTSD after their training sessions. The BBC launched an internal investigation to look into his "abrasive" workplace conduct which reportedly reduced partners to tears and left them "black and blue".

A source told The Sun: "After three women came forward, a man has now joined their ranks. He personally reached out to the women at the heart of this unfolding crisis, offering them his support and full backing. He has also been in touch with Carter-Ruck and told them what he knows, and shared his experiences. These experiences were, at times, very tricky."

Amanda told the Daily Mail: "I asked for them to be recorded, it was me. Giovanni is nasty. He was awful to a few of us, a group of us. You don’t understand how awful this all is. Giovanni’s fans have started trolling me now. I have had to come off social media and I’m getting death threats."