Strictly Come Dancing Giovanni Pernice makes ‘promise’ to co-star Anton Du Beke after addressing claims

-Credit: (Image: Instagram)
-Credit: (Image: Instagram)

Strictly Come Dancing’s Giovanni Pernice has made a promise to his co-star just days after addressing allegations made towards him about his behaviour on the BBC show.

The professional dancer has vowed to pay tribute to Strictly judge and close friend Anton Du Beke with a tattoo if they win a National Television Award.

The pair have been nominated in the 'Factual Entertainment' category for their recent BBC series, Anton & Giovanni’s Adventures in Spain, which sees them travel to Marbella, Granada, San Sebastian, Bilbao and Benidorm.

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The duo are also gearing up for their joint UK tour – Anton and Giovanni Together later this year. Anton has also received an individual nomination in the 'Expert' category for his role on the Strictly judging panel.

Announcing the the news with his followers, Giovanni took to Instagram and share a video of the pair and said: "Let’s see if I can keep my promise... vote now !! @mrantondubeke @officialntas."

It comes as Giovanni denied ‘abusive behaviour’ allegations during training sessions. The Italian star “rejecting any suggestion of abusive or threatening behaviour".

The dancer took to Instagram and said: “To my dear fans, You will be as surprised as I am that allegations have been made about my dance teaching methods in the media this week. Of course, I reject any suggestion of abusive or threatening behaviour, and I look forward to clearing my name. Those who have followed my journey on Strictly Come Dancing over the last decade will know that I am passionate and competitive."

He added: "No-one is more ambitious for my dance partners than me. I have always striven to help them be the very best dancers they can be. This has always come from a place of love and wanting to win - for me and my dance partners. Thank you all once again for your continued love and support! Giovanni."

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