Giovanni Pernice Net Worth 2022 Age, Wife, Partner, Girlfriend, Family, Parents, TV Shows

Giovanni Pernice net worth

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Giovanni Pernice is an Italian professional dancer, best known for his appearances on the British television show Strictly Come Dancing. He is also an Italian Open Latin Dance Champion (2012), and the Guinness World Record holder for Jive kicks and flicks, as well as Charleston, swivels.

Early life

NameGiovanni Pernice
Net Worth$4 million
Age31 years
Giovanni Pernice net worth 2022

Giovanni Pernice was born on September 5, 1990 (age 31 years) in Sicily, Italy. At the age of 14, he moved to Bologna to concentrate on dance. He chose to become a dancer after watching the British ballroom dance television show Come Dancing. Specialising in Latin style, Pernice has won a number of competitions, most notably, the Italian Open Championship in 2012.

Pernice is a member of the Federazione Italiana Danza Sportiva, part of the World DanceSport Federation, and he competed at Youth and Adult levels between 2007-2014. Other notable results include coming second place in the International Open Latin in Slovenia in 2014, and wins in other Open competitions in Pieve di Cento, Italy (2011); Ancona, Italy (2011); San Marino (2011) and Saint Cugat des Valles, Spain (2011). His competition dance partners include Erika Attisano (2011-2014) and Alexandra Koldan (2014-2015).


Giovanni Pernice appeared in 2015 as a professional dancer on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing for the first time in its thirteenth series. He was partnered with former Coronation Street actress Georgia May Foote. They reached the final of the competition but finished as joint runners-up alongside Kellie Bright and her professional partner, Kevin Clifton.

Pernice returned to Strictly Come Dancing for its fourteenth series in 2016. He was partnered with television presenter Laura Whitmore. They were eliminated in Week 7 in a dance-off with Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton, the eventual Series 14 champions, and finished in 9th place.

He returned to Strictly Come Dancing as a professional dancer for its fifteenth series in 2017. His celebrity partner was Debbie McGee, a television and radio presenter and former ballet dancer. They reached the final of the competition, finishing as joint runners-up alongside Alexandra Burke and her professional partner Gorka Márquez, and Gemma Atkinson and her professional partner Aljaž Škorjanec.

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In 2018, Giovanni Pernice competed in the sixteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing, partnered with Steps singer Faye Tozer. For the third time in four years, Pernice reached the final, finishing as joint runners-up alongside Joe Sugg and his professional partner Dianne Buswell, and Ashley Roberts and her professional partner Pasha Kovalev.

In 2019, Pernice was partnered with television and radio personality Michelle Visage for the show’s seventeenth series. They reached week 9 of the competition, before being eliminated in a dance-off with Saffron Barker and AJ Pritchard.

In 2020, Pernice reached the semi-final of the eighteenth series with his partner Ranvir Singh, before being elim inated in a dance-off with Jamie Laing and Karen Hauer.

In 2021, Pernice returns to Strictly Come Dancing for its nineteenth series, with EastEnders actress, Rose Ayling-Ellis. Ayling-Ellis is the first deaf contestant to appear on the show. In the series’ Halloween special, Ayling-Ellis and Pernice received the earliest 40 throughout Strictly history with their Tango. The pair also received an ‘Unmissable’ Award from heat for the silent moment in their Couple’s Choice routine.

Giovanni Pernice has also appeared on a number of episodes of BBC Two’s Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two. Pernice is the current Guinness World Record holder for Jive kicks and flicks, performing 55 in 30 seconds in a challenge held in December 2016. The next year, in December 2017, he broke the world record for the most Charleston swivel steps in 30 seconds, correctly completing 24. Both records were achieved on It Takes Two with supervision by Guinness World Records.

Due to an ankle injury, Whitmore was unable to dance in week 5 and the couple were given a bye to progress to the next week. The couple were eliminated in week 7. The couple is currently competing. The Couple’s Choice danced with Rose Ayling-Ellis, in week 8, featuring a period of silence, included as a tribute to the deaf community. Judge Anton Du Beke described it as “the greatest thing I’ve ever seen on the show”.

Giovanni Pernice Tours

Giovanni Pernice announced in July 2021 he was to appear at Donahey’s 2022 “Dancing With The Stars Weekends”. He also has his solo tour called “This Is Me” in 2022. However, in September 2020, Pernice & Anton Du Beke announced a 2021 UK Tour called “HIM & ME”.

Pernice took part in the national Strictly Come Dancing Live! tour in 2016 with his partner Georgia May Foote, and again in 2017 as part of the professional dance troupe for group numbers and professional dances. He partnered Debbie McGee in the 2018 live tour and Faye Tozer in the 2019 live tour. He will partner Rose Ayling-Ellis in the 2022 live tour.

In 2016, Pernice announced his first dance tour ‘Dance is Life’, translated from the Italian expression ‘Il Ballo è Vita’. The tour comprised 32 dates in England, Scotland and Wales between April to July 2017, performing to positive reviews. The opening night was 26 April 2017 at The Albany Theatre, Coventry. The last performance took place on 23 July 2017 at the Marina Theatre, Lowestoft. In 2018, Pernice announced that his ‘Dance is Life’ tour would be returning in 2019.


Giovanni Pernice is currently not married. He dated strictly partner and actress Georgia May Foote in 2016, as well as Ashley Roberts, a former member of The Pussycat Dolls, from 2018 to January 2020. In July 2021, Pernice confirmed that he was dating social media influencer and TV personality Maura Higgins. The pair split just 4 months later.

Giovanni Pernice net worth

How much is Giovanni Pernice worth? Giovanni Pernice net worth is estimated at around $4 million. His main source of income is from his dance career. Pernice successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars trips. He is one of the richest and influential dancers in the United Kingdom.