Strictly Champion Giovanni Pernice and chicken orzo

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Giovanni Pernice glides into the Dish kitchen for a meal with Nick and Angela.

The dancer and choreographer has been a professional on Strictly for seven years and took home the title and trophy with his partner Rose Ayling-Ellis in 2021. Fun fact: Giovanni holds the Guinness World Record for jive, kicks and flicks! He is currently on tour with his TV dad / big brother Anton Du Beke.

Born in Italy in 1990, he celebrates Arancini Day (13th December) every year and proudly professes to making a mean cup of tea – which he only learnt how to do last year!

Angela prepares a trio of carbs, whilst Nick lightens the load with an apple and elderflower spritz. Giovanni talks Sicily, Strictly, sign language and scarpetta.

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