Amanda Abbington's fiancé alludes to 'consequences' as Giovanni Pernice 'quits Strictly'

star ‘s fiancé, Jonathan Goodwin, has taken to Instagram with a cryptic message amidst the turmoil following ‘s alleged exit from the BBC show. The escapologist shared his thoughts on life’s challenges in a social media post yesterday.

In view of his 60,300 Instagram followers, he shared a picture of himself looking thoughtful with his hands pressed together, as if in prayer. He penned: “We don’t control what happens to us… but we do control how we feel about it….

“Every single moment that we live adds depth and weight to our identity. The good… and the bad…

“It is literally impossible to become an adult and not experience at least a few terrible circumstances… The real test of character is how we react to them.”

Meanwhile, a leaked internal memo suggests Giovanni is no longer listed among the professional dancers for the upcoming season of Strictly, sparking rumours about his departure.

The Italian dancer’s decision to leave follows a reportedly tense partnership with actress Amanda in the previous series.

A source claimed to the Sun that Giovanni has been feeling overwhelmed by the attention and believes it’s time for a new chapter.

“Gio feels the scrutiny on him has become too much, and now is the time to make a fresh start,” the source claimed.

“He wants to focus on other TV projects, and feels he’s achieved all he can on Strictly, having won the trophy back in 2021 and reaching the final an unprecedented four times.”

The source went on to claim: “He remains adamant he’s done nothing wrong other than being a hard taskmaster, but knows his style of training isn’t to everyone’s liking – especially in this day and age.

“He has a lot of other exciting projects in the pipeline right now, and he’s just super-excited to get cracking on them. This, now, is his priority.”

Amanda later shared that she was diagnosed with a mild form of post-traumatic stress disorder following her stint in the competition.

She withdrew from the dance spectacle citing “medical reasons”, but reports later suggested that the star might be contemplating legal consultation in light of her recent PTSD diagnosis.

Express.co.uk has previously reached out to Giovanni’s representatives for comment.


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