Strictly Come Dancing Champion To Visit York Barbican Next Month

Strictly Come Dancing champion, Giovanni Pernice, is set to make a spectacular return to the stage in 2022 with his highly anticipated show, This Is Me.

The Italian was devastated to have to put the 2020 tour on hold just a couple of weeks after opening night, performing just a handful of shows. It’s turned into a two-year wait for his fans, as they eagerly await his return with the revamped show in 2022.

The tour will visit York Barbican on 9 March 2022 after the sell-out successes of his previous tours and countless five-star reviews.

Giovanni Pernice has become a firm fan favourite, having been a professional dancer on the hit BBC TV show since 2015 and has reached the final three times, with Georgia May Foote, Debbie McGee, and Faye Tozer respectively.

In 2021, Giovanni and his celebrity partner, Rose Ayling-Ellis, made Strictly Come Dancing history with Rose being the first-ever deaf contestant on the show to win the coveted Glitter Ball Trophy.

They also made a massive impact with their iconic show dance, an extremely special moment in history with the pair dancing in complete silence with millions watching on TV.

If that wasn’t enough, Giovanni also received the earliest ever perfect score in the show’s history, as well as overtaking former professional dancer Pasha Kovalev to receive the most ever 10’s. 

The professional dancer has said This Is Me will be his biggest tour to date. “I just want to try and do something different, something that you haven’t seen before. I want to challenge myself and show off my hidden talents!”

The showman is set to light up the stage once again, along with his cast of professional dancers and singers, for another fabulous year of touring.

With the Italian’s natural charm, combined with beautiful choreography perfectly complemented by a fabulous soundtrack, This Is Me pays homage to the music and dances that have inspired Giovanni’s career, from a competition dancer to one of the biggest names on the hit BBC show.

Find tickets for Giovanni Pernice: This Is Me at