Former Strictly star Kristina Rihanoff defends Giovanni Pernice

Former Strictly star Kristina Rihanoff has defended Giovanni Pernice on This Morning.

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Video transcript

First and foremost, what was your reaction to the news?

News are very sad because I think when you lose one of the best choreographers and dancers on the show as a professional dancer, I can say that it is very sad because he produced some very memorable dances and took quite a few of his celebrity partners all the way to the final.

So from the professional point of view, I think the show will lose a wonderful dancer and choreographer.