Strictly’s Giovanni Pernice STORMS OFF set after Zoe Ball pokes fun at dancing


The duo scored a perfect 40 for their fun Charleston to The Lonely Goatherd from The Sound of Music.
But Giovanni’s fancy footwork has been lacking in the Strictly Pro Challenge, as it’s been confirmed he’s been knocked off the top spot. For the past two years, Italian Giovanni has won the challenge, topping the leaderboard with 24 Charleston swivel steps in 30 seconds last year.

Back in 2016, he managed 55 Jive flicks and kicks in half a minute, which also landed him first place. But this year, with three pros still to take on the challenge, Giovanni has been beaten and is currently in joint fourth place. The professional dancers have just 30 seconds to do as many Jive toe heel swivel steps as they can.

Giovanni had been at the top of the leaderboard until yesterday, joint with Gorka Marquez and Nadiya Bychkova, when Kevin Clifton knocked him off. Today was the turn of Katya Jones and Graziano Di Prima, and It Takes Two host Zoe Ball couldn’t help but taunt Giovanni.

After Zoe spoke to him and Faye, she suggested he stayed on set so he could get some tips from Katya and Graziano. But Giovanni immediately stood up and stormed off set, throwing a pillow at Zoe as he did so.


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