Strictly’s Giovanni Pernice ‘cosies up to fan’ on night out


STRICTLY Come Dancing star Giovanni Pernice has been spotted enjoying a night out with fans, and engaged in chat with a blonde lady amongst the group.

The dancer pro, 32, was pictured in a beige suit and jeans looking smart for his night out while chatting to the fans outside.

Giovanni was spotted in Soho chatting to a lady he’d met amongst a group of fans

They laughed and joked outside of Freedom bar in the capital

The star was spotted chatting away as he enjoyed his evening out

Giovanni snapped a photo with the ladies before getting taxi alone

Giovanni was enjoying an evening in London’s Soho, and he spoke to three women outside Freedom Bar while appearing to wait for a taxi.

The star spent over an hour outside the venue with the women, chatting away and bidding them each farewell before he jumped into a taxi alone.

Giovanni and the blonde fan had a photo together too, before he kissed one of her pals on the cheek goodbye.

The dancefloor hunk suffered his earliest exit in eight years this series, following rumours of a rift between him and celeb partner Richie Anderson.

Giovanni took home the 2021 glitterball trophy with deaf actress Rose Ayling-Ellis and even went on to bag a BAFTA for their famous silent dance.

But his hopes of a back-to-back win were dashed when he and Richie landed in the bottom two against Fleur East.

Giovanni first joined the BBC dance show in 2015 when he finished 2nd with Coronation Street actress Georgia May Foote.

He placed in the final with Debbie McGee, Faye Tozer and Rose – and narrowly missed out on going all the way with Ranvir Singh.

HIs least successful runs were with Laura Whitmore who finished 9th and Michelle Visage who was 7th.

He was partnered up with Richie to follow in the footsteps of last year’s finalist Bake Off star John Whaite, who was Strictly’s first all-male couple.

SE revealed a body language expert said he was “caught off guard” by their shock axing in the dance-off.

Giovanni was seen chatting to a woman in a patterned dress outside the venue

The star looked smart in a beige blazer and jeans

One of the fans was seen resting her hand on his shoulder

Giovanni suffered an early exit on this year’s Strictly