Strictly’s Michelle Visage responds to ‘upsetting’ claims about her and Giovanni Pernice

Michelle Visage has branded claims about her partnership with Giovanni Pernice “upsetting.”


Michelle has responded to a tabloid report alleging that she had been “quite unhappy at times” dancing with Giovanni.

Taking to Instagram, Michelle slammed the story.

She wrote: “The articles about my partner and I have been upsetting. If any of you know us, you know how close Giovanni and I are.

“Gio is my best friend in this competition, he is my rock and I trust him with everything.

“We have the most fun and laughs together and to suggest anything else is just sad.

“At this very moment, we are focusing on Blackpool and we are SO excited to share our magical dance with all of you! Thanks for all the love and support.”


Giovanni replied to Michelle’s comment: “Darling .. you have been quite popular this week in the papers .. they don’t know what to say anymore… just keep focusing on what we are doing! Blackpool here we come ! Can’t wait !!!”

The pair were supported by their fellow Strictly stars with pro dancer Karen Hauer writing: “We love you guys and we know the truth”

This weekend Michelle and Giovanni will dance a Couples’ Choice Street/Commercial routine to Vogue by Madonna.

They’ll join the other remaining seven couples on Strictly Come Dancing heading to Blackpool this weekend.

Strictly is back live on Saturday 16th November at 7:05pm with the results show on Sunday 17th November at 7.15PM on BBC One.


As well as the couples’ performances, the Strictly pro dancers get together for a group dance on a grand scale.

Plus there will be an unmissable musical performance from Westlife.