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Giovanni Pernice Strictly ‘QUITS’: Pro is ‘categorical’ he did ‘nothing wrong’ but scrutiny became ‘too much’ after former partners Amanda Abbington, Laura Whitmore and Ranvir Singh criticized his approach “militant”

Giovanni Pernice has reportedly left Strictly Come Dancing after scrutiny became “too much” when three of his former dance partners criticized his “militant” approach.

The professional dancer, 33, would like a ‘fresh start’ but is ‘adamant he hasn’t done anything wrong’ after his latest celebrity partner, Amanda Abbington, 52, led the charge in accusing him of “difficult behavior” during training.

Amanda, who dramatically withdrew from last year’s competition and was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after the show, is said to have dated Laura Whitmore, 39, and Ranvir Singh, 46, over early this year for an “emotional summit” to “compare.” notes’ about the time they spent working with him.

While the BBC was supportive and keen to recruit the professional dancer for its 20th anniversary series, Giovanni decided not to return after eight years on the show.

“Gio feels he has become too scrutinized and now it is time for a fresh start,” a source told The Sun.

Giovanni Pernice reportedly quit Strictly Come Dancing after review became

Giovanni Pernice has reportedly left Strictly Come Dancing after scrutiny became “too much” when three of his former dance partners criticized his “militant” approach.

But the 33-year-old professional dancer is 'adamant he did nothing wrong' after his latest celebrity partner Amanda Abbington, 52, led the charge in accusing him of 'difficult behavior' .

But the 33-year-old professional dancer is ‘adamant he did nothing wrong’ after his latest celebrity partner Amanda Abbington, 52, led the charge in accusing him of ‘difficult behavior’ .

“He wants to focus on other TV projects and feels he has achieved all he can on Strictly, having won the trophy in 2021 and reached the final an unprecedented four times.

“He remains adamant that he has done nothing wrong other than being a relentless taskmaster, but he knows his coaching style is not to everyone’s taste – especially our days.”

The insider added that Giovanni has many “exciting projects” in the works, which are now his priority.

A BBC spokesperson declined to comment on Giovanni’s departure. They told MailOnline: ‘Professional dancers for 2024 will be announced in due course.’

MailOnline has contacted Giovanni’s representatives for comment.

The turning point in Giovanni’s television career comes amid his new relationship with Molly Brown. The couple first confirmed their romance in late February and shared loved-up snaps on vacation this week.

Reports of Giovanni’s departure will come as a blow to the BBC, which stood by him amid the furor.

His bosses reportedly assured him that he would be part of the line-up for the new series, but he decided to withdraw from the series.

The dancer has also appeared on TV with Strictly judge Anton Du Beke with their own show, Anton & Giovanni’s Adventures in Sicily.

The turning point in Giovanni's television career comes amid his new relationship with Molly Brown.  The couple first confirmed their romance at the end of February and are on vacation

The turning point in Giovanni’s television career comes amid his new relationship with Molly Brown. The couple first confirmed their romance at the end of February and are on vacation

Giovanni has left Strictly Come Dancing, according to reports.  Giovanni has been the subject of a wave of scrutiny since his dance partner Amanda Abbington dramatically quit last year.

Giovanni has left Strictly Come Dancing, according to reports. Giovanni has been the subject of a wave of scrutiny since his dance partner Amanda Abbington dramatically quit last year.

Laura Whitmore and Giovanni pictured. Amanda reportedly met with the presenter to discuss her experience with the dancer during the competition in 2022

Ranvir Singh and Giovanni pictured. The Good Morning Britain presenter complained about Giovanni to producers in 2020, during their time on the show (2020 photo)

According to an insider, Giovanni feels like he's achieved everything he can on the show, after lifting the glitter ball with Rose Ayling-Ellis in 2021 and making the final on multiple occasions.

According to an insider, Giovanni feels like he’s achieved everything he can on the show, after lifting the glitter ball with Rose Ayling-Ellis in 2021 and making the final on multiple occasions.

The insider added that Giovanni has many

The insider added that Giovanni has many “exciting projects” in the works, which are now his priority. The professional dancer has his own travel show with Anton Du Beke

The fan favorite won the 2021 series starring former EastEnders actress Rose Ayling-Ellis. He also had success with Georgia May Foote in his first year.

The couple came second and continued to maintain a relationship. He also qualified for the final with Faye Tozer and Debbie McGee.

But earlier this year, Amanda reportedly caught up with Laura, who danced with Giovanni in the 2022 series, and Giovanni’s partner in 2020, Good Morning Britain presenter Ranvir, to discuss their experiences.

Ranvir complained about Giovanni to producers in 2020, during their time on the show, while Laura said she “cried every day” and felt “uncomfortable” while dancing with him in 2016.

A a source close to the trio told MailOnline in March: ‘They are very unhappy with the way the BBC is handling this.’

The source continued, “It’s one thing to say they support him, but they feel like Giovanni is being promoted and pushed into the spotlight in an effort to make them go away and shut up.” It’s a kick in the teeth.

“One of the reasons they wanted to meet was to try to find a way forward, because they don’t intend to just step back and let this go away.

“All three were affected in different ways by what happened and they agreed to talk again about the best way to do something because they are really concerned about the continuing need and the fact that someone Someone else might end up going through what they went through.

“But right now, it feels like Gio is pretty much untouchable – especially since he’s so close to Anton, who thinks so highly of him and can’t believe what he’s heard say about his companion.”

However, a source close to Giovanni told the publication: “Gio finds some of these allegations deeply unfair and offensive. He believes he has done nothing wrong and simply wants to get the best out of his partners.

The BBC said earlier this year that it would not investigate Giovanni’s behavior with Amanda, with a spokesperson saying: “There is constant dialogue between the senior production team and the contestants to ensure that all concerns are addressed promptly.”

In 2016, former Love Island host Laura Whitmore said she “cried every day” and felt “uncomfortable” when training with him.

She later wrote for HuffPost UK in 2018: “I’m still not ready to talk in depth about my experience on the show.

“I was placed with a dance partner who I was extremely uncomfortable with and in the end I felt broken, I cried every day. And I was truly broken, both mentally and physically, by the end.

Giovanni is also believed to have clashed with his famous 2018 partner, Faye Tozer.

Former 1990s band Steps member Faye Tozer reportedly struggled to work with him and broke down in tears. following an appearance together on a spin-off show, It takes two.

Meanwhile, his 2022 partner, Richie Anderson, unfollowed him on Instagram.

Giovanni is also believed to have clashed with his famous 2018 partner Faye Tozer (pictured)

Giovanni is also believed to have clashed with his famous 2018 partner Faye Tozer (pictured)

Meanwhile, his 2022 partner, Richie Anderson, no longer follows him on Instagram.

Meanwhile, his 2022 partner, Richie Anderson, no longer follows him on Instagram.

Former partners also came out to support him, including Debbie McGee, the widow of magician Paul Daniels, who was paired with him in 2017.

Former partners also came out to support him, including Debbie McGee, the widow of magician Paul Daniels, who was paired with him in 2017.

But other former partners have also come out to support him, including Debbie McGee, the widow of magician Paul Daniels, who was paired with him in 2017.

Shortly after Amanda’s allegations, Debbie shared a beaming photo of her and Giovanni taken backstage during their time together. “Great memories, Giovanni and I had some great times on Strictly,” she said in the caption.

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