Strictly Come Dancing 2016: Professional dancer Giovanni Pernice to bring his first ever tour to Norfolk and Waveney

Giovanni Pernice attending the Inside Soap Awards 2016. Picture Ian West/PA Wire

Giovanni Pernice attending the Inside Soap Awards 2016. Picture Ian West/PA Wire - Credit: PA

Strictly Come Dancing's Giovanni Pernice has announced his first ever tour of the UK and he will be visiting two theatres in Norfolk and Waveney.

The professional dancer - who was paired with presenter Laura Whitmore on the BBC competition this year - will take his Dance Is Life show on the road from April with shows in Hunstanton and Lowestoft.

Sicily-born Mr Pernice said: 'I am so excited to announce my very first tour.

'Dancing is my life so it made perfect sense to call the show Dance Is Life.'

Mr Pernice, a previous winner of the Italian Championships dance competition, will be performing with Luba Mushtuk, a choreographer and troupe dancer on Strictly.

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He said: 'We will be travelling around the country and the show will be filled with some of my absolute favourite dance styles.

'I cannot wait to get on the road and get started.'

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The show will be in Hunstanton at the Princess Theatre on July 22 before the tour wraps up at the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft on July 23.

Mr Pernice made his Strictly debut in 2015 and reached the grand final with his celebrity partner Georgia May Foote.

This year he and Miss Whitmore were eliminated in week seven.

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