Giovanni Pernice's pals say he'll 'come out all guns blazing' to clear name amid BBC probe

Giovanni Pernice is not backing down as he gears up to clear his name in the BBC's investigation.

Hours after reports revealed he had quit Strictly Come Dancing, the dancer, 33, was said to be at the core of an internal probe following complaints over his alleged intense approach to training which has reportedly left three of his former celeb dance partners worse for wear.

The Sicilian has fiercely denied the allegations weighing against him as he stated he was looking forward to clearing his name and his friends have warned that his stance has not changed, despite reports of more stars potentially coming forward with their own claims.

giovanni pernice's pals say he'll 'come out all guns blazing' to clear name amid bbc probe

Giovanni Pernice

giovanni pernice's pals say he'll 'come out all guns blazing' to clear name amid bbc probe

Giovanni Pernice

Speaking to The Sun this Thursday, one source close to the professional dancer said he insists he has done "nothing wrong": "Giovanni remains adamant he’s done nothing wrong bar being a perfectionist, and a hard taskmaster."

The anonymous pal added that Giovanni is curious to know more about the claims targeting him: "He wants to hear what allegations these claimants have against him but is adamant he will clear his name. The only substantive claim against him to date is that he stomped on someone’s foot — he believes this is an occupational hazard and he’s done nothing intentionally wrong."

"He’s come out all guns blazing so it’ll be fascinating to see what evidence the other camp have", the source continued, before adding: "Whatever happens, the BBC is under huge pressure to ensure this mess never, ever happens again if the show is to remain on air in its current form."

Multiple stars in the likes of Jamie Laing and Anton du Beke, who was supposed to share a show with the dancer, have shown their support of Giovanni amid the controversy while another dancer, Korina Travis, has issued more accusations against him. Speaking out in a recent tabloid interview, Giovanni's former dancer partner stated: "I’ve known him for years as a fellow competitor and he has done horrendous things to me. I will not speak about my experiences with him but I’m glad the world is seeing him for who he truly is."

Giovanni initially ignored the storm by jetting off to Dubai with his girlfriend Molly Brown. This Thursday, however, the dancer appeared downcast as he was spotted leaving his London home carrying clothes in plastic bags. But he is planning on bouncing back - according to The Daily Mail, Giovanni has filed Rock You Productions LTD at Companies House with details suggesting he could create his own dance school.

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