STRICTLY Come Dancing winner Giovanni Pernice is coming to St Helens.

The professional dancer partnered actress Rose Ayling-Ellis as the pair triumphed in BBC One's hit show.

Giovanni is heading to St Helens Theatre Royal in March with his highly anticipated show THIS IS ME.

The showman is set to light up the stage, along with his cast of professional dancers, for another fabulous year of touring.

A theatre spokesperson said: "With the Italian’s natural charm, combined with beautiful choreography perfectly complemented by a fabulous soundtrack, THIS IS ME pays homage to the music and dances that have inspired Giovanni’s career, from a competition dancer to one of the biggest names on the hit BBC show.

"Expect all of your favourite Ballroom and Latin dances and more."

The couples dances won the hearts of TV viewers

The couple's dances won the hearts of TV viewers

Giovanni and Rose, who became with first deaf contestant to win Strictly, captured TV viewers hearts with their stunning performances.

Reacting to their win, Rose told Giovanni: “I just want to say you’re so amazing, you pushed me to believe in myself more than I believed in myself.

“You’re an incredible teacher and a wonderful friend and we have gone through a lot, and I just want you to know you’ve always got a piece of my heart.”


Pernice expressed his joy saying: “Incredible. I have to say thank you to this beautiful young lady who made all my dreams come true.

“It took me seven years to get that thing and you became the best dancer, the best teammate I could have asked for, you are a dream so thank you for everything.”

THIS IS ME takes place at the theatre on Thursday, March 24. At the time of writing, some tickets are still available.

The VIP ticket includes show ticket, plus a pre-show Meet & Greet with Giovanni, a signed photo & VIP Lanyard. The meet and greet is PRE-SHOW, 90 minutes before the show begins. All VIP ticket holders must arrive at least 10 minutes before the meet and greet is due to start. Anyone arriving late may not be permitted!