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Giovanni Pernice rocks dapper green suit as he tells Lorraine about upcoming Made in Italy tour


‘I want to make everything more inclusive’: Strictly’s Giovanni Pernice reveals he is learning British Sign Language after winning show with Rose Ayling-Ellis

Giovanni Pernice has revealed he is learning British Sign Language after winning last year’s Strictly Come Dancing with Rose Ayling-Ellis.

The deaf EastEnders actress, 27, used a sign language interpreter during her time on the show and Giovanni, 31, is now dedicating time to learning the ‘beautiful’. language.  

Appearing on Thursday’s episode of Lorraine, the host asked Giovanni about his and Rose’s BAFTA Television Award winning performance during the show’s 2021 series. 

Learning: Giovanni Pernice has revealed he is learning British Sign Language after winning last year's Strictly Come Dancing with Rose Ayling-Ellis

Learning: Giovanni Pernice has revealed he is learning British Sign Language after winning last year’s Strictly Come Dancing with Rose Ayling-Ellis

Last month the duo snagged the award for Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment for their silent dance on Strictly, with Rochelle Humes using British Sign Language (BSL) as she presented the award. 

Rose, who has been deaf since birth, explained her hopes that the dance can show ‘how powerful TV can be’ as she took to the stage to accept the award, sharing the difference that it has already made to the deaf community.

Giovanni told Lorraine the moving dance was ‘definitely unforgettable’.

‘After Rose, I want to make everything more inclusive as well,’ he said. 

Winners: The deaf EastEnders actress, 27, used a sign language interpreter during her time on the show and Giovanni, 31, is now dedicating time to learning the 'beautiful'. language

Winners: The deaf EastEnders actress, 27, used a sign language interpreter during her time on the show and Giovanni, 31, is now dedicating time to learning the ‘beautiful’. language

Success: Appearing on Thursday's episode of Lorraine, the host asked Giovanni about his and Rose's BAFTA Television Award winning performance during the show's 2021 series

Success: Appearing on Thursday’s episode of Lorraine, the host asked Giovanni about his and Rose’s BAFTA Television Award winning performance during the show’s 2021 series 

The pro dancer looked dashing in the blazer suit which featured golden detailing, teamed with a paisley print tie as he spoke to the morning talk show host.

He opted for a glam look, combing his gelled hair back into a sophisticated style and pairing the ensemble with smart brown leather shoes. 

Promoting his upcoming Made in Italy 2023 tour, Giovanni opened up about sharing his country’s culture beyond being known for just ‘spaghetti’. 

He told Lorraine: ‘I’m bringing a little bit of my home…to my new home. I’m very very excited for this, it’s something that I always wanted to do.

‘I want to show… the people, the culture, Italian culture because people think that Italy is just about spaghetti Carbonara…spaghetti Bolognese…but it’s more than that and I just want to show a little bit of that.’

Giovanni said: 'After Rose, I want to make everything more inclusive as well'

Giovanni said: ‘After Rose, I want to make everything more inclusive as well’ 

Dressed to impress: The pro dancer, 31, looked dashing in the blazer suit which featured golden detailing, teamed with a paisley print tie as he spoke to the morning talk show host

Dressed to impress: The pro dancer, 31, looked dashing in the blazer suit which featured golden detailing, teamed with a paisley print tie as he spoke to the morning talk show host

Chic: He opted for a dapper look, combing his gelled hair back into a sophisticated style, pairing the look with smart brown leather shoes

Chic: He opted for a dapper look, combing his gelled hair back into a sophisticated style, pairing the look with smart brown leather shoes

The star also opened up about his current tour with fellow Strictly pal Anton Du Beke, called Him & Me. 

Speaking of their friendship, Giovanni added: ‘That’s the beauty of the show that we’re doing at the moment, it’s just a nice time, it doesn’t really feel like a job.

‘You just go on stage with your friend and Anton is a legend, everybody loves Anton…

‘I’m learning…so much from him.’ 

Lorraine airs weekdays from 9am on ITV. 

Made in Italy: Promoting his upcoming Made in Italy 2023 tour, Giovanni opened up about sharing his country's culture beyond being known for just 'spaghetti'

He told Lorraine of his upcoming tour: 'I'm very very excited for this, it's something that I always wanted to do'

Made in Italy: Promoting his upcoming Made in Italy 2023 tour, Giovanni opened up about sharing his country’s culture beyond being known for just ‘spaghetti’ 

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