Strictly star Giovanni Pernice in BORN TO WIN

Strictly star Giovanni Pernice in BORN TO WIN

Strictly star and his leading lady waltz from stage to screen….BBC Strictly Come Dancing’s favourite Italian, two-time finalist AND Guinness World Record holder, Giovanni Pernice, has been confirmed to return to the hit show for what will be his 4th season.

Sicilian born Pernice says he is a “Happy, happy boy…I can’t wait to start again!” when talking about reprising his role on the ever popular show. Giovanni, who has made the final of Strictly Come Dancing twice – with Georgia May Foote in 2015, and most recently with Debbie McGee in 2017 – is hoping that this year is his time to lift the coveted glitter ball trophy, and as the title of his new tour suggests, he was BORN TO WIN!

Giovanni has the words ‘Nato per Vincere’ – meaning ‘Born to Win’ – tattooed on his arm, so he said it was the perfect title for his second tour. After the huge success of his debut tour DANCE IS LIFE in 2017, Giovanni is extremely happy to be back out on the road with his 60 date UK and Ireland tour BORN TO WIN, in a show he says is “even bigger and even better!” And the audiences definitely seem to agree!

“Didn’t think you could top last year’s tour, but oh my you did it!!” *

“WOOOOOOWWWWWWW Just one of the most incredible shows I’ve ever been

to!” *

“Wow, what a show. Could watch it over and over again!” *

* Denotes audience comments taken from Twitter and Facebook

BORN TO WIN, which has been receiving rave reviews all over the UK and Ireland, tells the story of Giovanni’s life, from growing up in Sicily and learning to dance, to his time on the hit BBC TV show, and features the hot Paso Doble, the gorgeous Viennese Waltz, the passionate Rumba, and the vivacious Jive, to name just a few. The show, headlined by Giovanni, sees Luba Mushtuk – the newest professional to join Strictly Come Dancing – return as his leading lady, after their electric partnership in 2017’s DANCE IS LIFE, along with Dancing with Stars Ireland professionals – Kai Widdrington, Giulia Dotta, Curtis Pritchard, and Emily Barker. They are joined by Stephen Vincent and Kylee Brown, who have both performed around the world in the phenomenal stage show BURN THE FLOOR.

“Pernice at his stylish and fleet-footed best!” Dancing Times Magazine

“The show had it all!” The Live Review – London

“Born to Win – A cut above any Strictly offshoot you’re likely to see this year!”

Dancing Times Magazine

“This show is not to be missed….Out of this world!” Wrekin News

Tickets are on sale now directly through the theatres or at There are also a limited number of VIP tickets available at most venues, where people can meet Giovanni before the show, get a signed print and have photo opportunities.