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Giovanni Pernice and his celeb partner Amanda Abbington are understood to be feuding right now and a former pro dancer has revealed why!
Reason behind Amanda Abbington’s feud with Giovanni Pernice
Brendan Cole - who starred on Strictly for 15 series' - spoke out amid claims Giovanni's partner Amanda Abbington threatened to quit. Reportedly, Amanda was upset over Giovanni’s ‘militant’ approach to training and felt it was too much for her.
Sharing his opinion on the feud, Brendan told The Sun:
Let’s say Giovanni Pernice did a bit of choreography that she [Amanda Abbington] didn't like. She's quite a good dancer, I think she knows what she's doing.
If that is the case, that they are having a bit of a clash, and Giovanni is quite a full-on character, in terms of personalities within the show.
I don't think it's wrong for me to say, he thinks a lot of himself, if I could be so bold.
He went on to add:
So therefore, he's going to have a big personality in the studio, which as you'd expect, and as you'd want out of your professional partner, if you're getting along with them.
If you're not getting along with them, the clash starts and the relationship implodes.
Brendan further explained that not getting well along with your partner is the ‘hardest’ part of Strictly. He said:
You spend such a lot of time together, it's so intense, the training is intense, the time you spend together in the studio, sometimes for hours, sometimes eight hours, sometimes longer.
The Sun: Strictly’s Giovanni Pernice is full of himself – it’s no surprise he’s clashing with Amanda Abbington, says pro dancer