Giovanni Pernice has spoken about ‘positivity’ in response to recent news that his Strictly Come Dancing partner Amanda Abbington is seeking legal counsel regarding her experience.
The 33-year-old turned to Instagram to offer his first post since New Year’s Eve, when he expressed his desire to spread ‘happy’.
He spoke about his aspirations beside a photo of himself embracing a model for his scent Vita.
‘My aim in launching VITA was to create products to inspire and bring joy to life, and to explore another creative outlet for my passions,’ he began.
He then suggested that positivity can lead to negativity.
‘My fragrance VITA (Italian for life) is just that, a celebration of life. Of positivity when there is obviously so much around us which can be a cause for the opposite.’
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Giovanni doesn’t plan to stop there, and is already thinking about launching further items: ‘We are starting this journey with high hopes and ambitions and with many more products in the pipeline.’
Some commenters questioned the timing of his advertising post for the bottles, which cost £63.75 per 100ml.
‘Probably not the best time to launch a brand,’ wrote Shanice 96 Naomi.
The statement is presumably in response to news on January 6 that his 2023 partner Amanda, 51, apparently sought recordings of her Strictly training sessions.
A source told The Sun: ‘The BBC has received a request for the footage they hold of Amanda and Giovanni. It is known as a data subject access request.
‘There is a feeling that the recordings will lift the lid on what really goes on behind the scenes on Strictly. Things in rehearsals can become very tense.’
They claimed that the actress was ‘really stressed by having to spend eight hours a day with Giovanni’, and ‘spent a lot of time crying’.
Giovanni has subsequently been guaranteed of his spot on the prime-time show, according to the magazine.
Amanda left the series after only four performances in October 2023, citing ‘personal reasons’ in a statement.
BBC said: ‘The BBC offers a comprehensive range of support to all individuals taking part in our shows.
‘Strictly Come Dancing has always taken duty of care incredibly seriously and there is a constant dialogue between senior members of the production team and the contestants to ensure any concerns are addressed swiftly.
‘Strictly has a proud track record as a joyful, positive experience where robust support and assistance is always made available at every stage of the production,’ they concluded.
Source My Celebrity Life.