Giovanni burst onto British TV screens in the Autumn of 2015 as a new professional dancer on BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing. He was partnered with former Coronation Street star Georgia May Foote, and they finished the series as joint runners-up in the Final. They continued their partnership in the 2016 Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour. Giovanni was born on the Italian island of Sicily, and at age 14 he moved to Bologna to train full time in dance. He first started competing as an adult in 2008, winning competitions all over Europe. Specialising in Latin, his greatest achievement was winning the Italian Championships in 2012.