Debbie McGee says she's 'heartbroken' for Giovanni Pernice as she shares ... trends now

Debbie McGee says she's 'heartbroken' for Giovanni Pernice as she shares ... trends now

Debbie McGee spoke out in support of her former Strictly partner Giovanni Pernice once again on social media on Tuesday, after it was confirmed he won't return for this year's series.

The professional dancers who will appear on the upcoming 2024 series were announced on Monday - with Giovanni's name absent amid a probe into alleged workplace 'misconduct'.

Magician's assistant Debbie, 65, who was Giovanni's celebrity partner on the show back in 2017, admitted she's 'heartbroken' for the Italian dancer, 33.

Debbie claimed he 'nurtured her through grief and gave her confidence' during their stint on the show, as she defended the dancer for a third time.

Alongside a photo of the pair, she penned: 'I am heartbroken for @giovannipernice My experience on Strictly will always be happy and life changing.

Debbie McGee, 65, spoke out in support of her former Strictly partner Giovanni Pernice, 33, once again on social media on Tuesday, after it was confirmed he won't return for this year's series

Debbie McGee, 65, spoke out in support of her former Strictly partner Giovanni Pernice, 33, once again on social media on Tuesday, after it was confirmed he won't return for this year's series

Magician's assistant Debbie, who was Giovanni's celebrity partner on the show back in 2017, admitted she's 'heartbroken' for the Italian dancer

Magician's assistant Debbie, who was Giovanni's celebrity partner on the show back in 2017, admitted she's 'heartbroken' for the Italian dancer

'Gio nurtured me through my grief and gave me confidence I could do things I thought was beyond me. ❤️' 

In March, Debbie admitted that all of her memories on the show were 'happy ones' and said she 'adored' Giovanni, as well as the rest of the team.

Speaking to the Express, she said: 'All my memories of Strictly behind-the-scenes are happy ones. I adored every single minute and every single person I was working with.

'I never felt an ounce of competitiveness. Everyone supported each other - Pros and Celebrities.'

The BBC launched an investigation after the dancer was accused of 'threatening and abusive behaviour' while working with celebrity contestants on the show, including Amanda Abbington, Ranvir Singh and Laura Whitmore - which he has strongly denied.

Last week a male celebrity reportedly joined the group of women making complaints about Giovanni's behaviour.

It has also been claimed that a professional dancer needed three months of therapy after starring on the show alongside Giovanni.

James Jordan gave his opinion on the drama after it was confirmed he won't return to the series.

Debbie claimed he 'nurtured her through grief and gave her confidence' during their stint on the show, as she defended the dancer for a third time

Debbie claimed he 'nurtured her through grief and gave her confidence' during their stint on the show, as she defended the dancer for a third time

Alongside a photo of the pair, she penned: 'I am heartbroken for @giovannipernice My experience on Strictly will always be happy and life changing. Gio nurtured me through my grief and gave me confidence I could do things I thought was beyond me. ❤️'

Alongside a photo of the pair, she penned: 'I am heartbroken for @giovannipernice My experience on Strictly will always be happy and life changing. Gio nurtured me through my grief and gave me confidence I could do things I thought was beyond me. ❤️'

In March, Debbie admitted that all of her memories on the show were 'happy ones' and said she 'adored' Giovanni, as well as the rest of the team

In March, Debbie admitted that all of her memories on the show were 'happy ones' and said she 'adored' Giovanni, as well as the rest of the team

Speaking to the Express , she said: 'All my memories of Strictly behind-the-scenes are happy ones. I adored every single minute and every single person I was working with. I never felt an ounce of competitiveness. Everyone supported each other - Pros and Celebrities.'

Speaking to the Express , she said: 'All my memories of Strictly behind-the-scenes are happy ones. I adored every single minute and every single person I was working with. I never felt an ounce of competitiveness. Everyone supported each other - Pros and Celebrities.'

Appearing on This Morning on Tuesday, former dancer on the show James and his wife Ola gave their views on the decision, as James admitted: 'It's a shame it has come to this'.

He added: 'The only thing I will say is there is no smoke without fire and I have always protected the professional dancers and we don't know the ins and outs of it.

'Isn't the

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