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Ex-'Strictly Come Dancing' star Giovanni Pernice becomes millionaire

Giovanni Pernice has become a millionaire after his earnings tripled in 12 months credit:Bang Showbiz
Giovanni Pernice has become a millionaire after his earnings tripled in 12 months credit:Bang Showbiz

Giovanni Pernice has become a millionaire after his earnings tripled in 12 months.

The 33-year-old professional dancer, who had appeared on 'Strictly Come Dancing', saw his personal firm, 'GP Entertainment Ltd.' possess assets worth £1,189,327, up from £483,126 the previous year. The business also has got £809,776 in reserves despite Giovanni reportedly only being paid a £35,000 flat fee for appearing on the BBC programme, as well as £50,000 for live show tours.

Revealing his business last year, the dancer said: "My dream come true is finally here! 'VITA' is my new fragrance for men and women - an intoxicating scent that captures the sensuality, vitality and energy of Sicily.”

Giovanni also reportedly cashed in from his relationship with 'Strictly' judge Anton Du Beke, with the pair earning a whopping £1 million each after a string of projects together, including TV travelogues and stage tours.

This news comes as the dancer is dealing with an ongoing feud with previous 'Strictly Come Dancing' partner Amanda Abbington, who quit the show in October after claiming that her time on the programme with Giovanni left her suffering with PTSD.

Reflecting on her time on 'Strictly Come Dancing', the 'Sherlock' actress, who shares her husband with ex-husband Martin Freeman, told The Sun newspaper: "I just want to thank everyone who has been so kind and lovely and supportive this past week. It means a great, great deal.

"I was diagnosed with mild PTSD after 'Strictly' for several reasons and I told a few people about that, in the utmost confidence, among other things that were happening in my life at the time both professionally and personally.

“I’m very sorry that people felt the need to send me death threats, threaten my children and bring up my past, healthy relationship with an ex-partner as an ­indicator of my current mental health. I wish those people well.”