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Strictly Come Dancing bosses ‘struggling to sign up female contestants’ for 2024 series amid Giovanni Pernice allegations

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Strictly Come Dancing bosses ‘struggling to sign up female contestants’ for 2024 series amid Giovanni Pernice allegations

Strictly Come Dancing bosses are ‘struggling to sign women up’ for the show amid row with Giovanni Pernice.

The professional dancer, 33, has been part of the BBC series Latin and Ballroom for almost a decade, but is now facing allegations of serious misconduct in the workplace from his previous costars.

The BBC has reportedly gone through nine years of footage of Giovanni’s strictly professional training sessions, as the show’s explosive scandal continues to rumble.

Although Giovanni denies all the claims, it appears bosses are struggling to convince female celebrities to take part in the upcoming series.

An insider told the Mirror: “Bosses have been left shaken by the backlash against Giovanni. One of the problems this has caused is that the booking team is struggling to recruit female celebrities for 2024.’

Strictly Come Dancing bosses ‘struggle to sign women up’ for show amid row with Giovanni Pernice

Although Giovanni denies all of the claims, it has now been reported that executives are struggling to convince female celebrities to take part in the upcoming series (pictured with his 2023 partner Amanda Abbington).

Although Giovanni denies all of the claims, it has now been reported that executives are struggling to convince female celebrities to take part in the upcoming series (pictured with his 2023 partner Amanda Abbington).

Some female stars were reportedly “reluctant” to appear on the show due to the Strictly curse – a phenomenon which sees contestants fall in love with their professional partners – but bosses are now said to be struggling more than ever. recruitment process.

The source added: “In the past, some women have been reluctant to sign up because of the Strictly curse and others have struggled to fully commit on time.

“But this has made bookings more difficult than ever. Some are concerned about their treatment, while others are reluctant to get involved with the show while it is in the shadows.

MailOnline has contacted Strictly Come Dancing representatives for comment,

It is claimed that three former candidates are preparing files to give to their £700-an-hour lawyers before sending them to BBC bosses.

A number of former dance partners, who work with the famous law firm Carter Ruck, say they have photographic evidence to prove they were injured.

It is also claimed that Amanda Abbington – one of three stars who made a complaint against Giovanni – vowed to leave “nothing unsaid” during her meeting with investigators this week.

Presenter Laura Whitmore is also said to have discussed her experience with Pernice with Amanda Abbington.

Presenter Laura Whitmore is also said to have discussed her experience with Pernice with Amanda Abbington.

Although the three celebrities who made allegations have not been named, Ranvir Singh, who partnered with Giovanni, sat down with Amanda Abbington to discuss his experience.

Although the three celebrities who made allegations have not been named, Ranvir Singh, who partnered with Giovanni, sat down with Amanda Abbington to discuss his experience.

When the allegations came to light, Giovanni said:

When the allegations came to light, Giovanni said: ‘I reject any suggestion of abusive or threatening behavior, and look forward to clearing my name’ (pictured with Amanda)

BBC bosses were reportedly told he had sent a famous former dance partner an offensive video clip.

The BBC team were reportedly informed last week that Giovanni, 33, had sent the clip via WhatsApp ahead of one of the series’ live Saturday broadcasts.

According to The Sun, he did not direct, commission or appear in the video.

Meanwhile, it was recently claimed that when he was partnered with Sherlock star Amanda – who left the competition mid-series last year – he demanded their rehearsal sessions be recorded after being worried about his “unstable behavior”.

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