Strictly Come Dancing star Giovanni Pernice has revealed exactly when he and Lauren Oakley will officially reunite away from the BBC One dance contest as he gushed over his 'leading lady' co-star.

The dancer took to social media to reshare a post from Lauren, who only recently left Strictly after landing in the dreaded dance-off with her celebrity partner Krishnan Guru-Murphy. In it, she shared Giovanni's tour poster for his upcoming string of shows in 2024.

Along the post on her Instagram Story, Lauren typed: "Back off on tour! See you soooon," before adding a red heart emoji. She was confirming that she'll be dancing alongside Giovanni on his Let Me Entertain You tour which begins in January and sees him travel up and down the country.

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Giovanni then reshared the casting announcement from Lauren and wrote on his own Instagram Story: "My leading lady," before adding is own red heart emoji.

Earlier this month, Giovanni offered an update on his tour. Sharing a poster for the mammoth string of gigs on Instagram, the 33-year-old wrote to his one million followers: "Just finished last 'creative meeting' for my new upcoming tour .. and let me tell you … this.. is going to be THE BEST ONE YET ! You don’t want to miss out .. TRUST ME."

Giovanni was forced to leave this year's series of Strictly after his celebrity partner Amanda Abbington confirmed she couldn't continue. The actress pulled out of one of the live shows due to 'medical reasons'. Before she and Giovanni were due to return for last weekend's Halloween special, it was announced Amanda would be leaving the competition due to 'personal reasons'.

Lauren confirmed her place on Giovanni's upcoming tour

The Sherlock star later said: "It is with deepest regret that I had to leave Strictly. I did not come to this decision easily or lightly but for personal reasons, I am unable to continue," and hasn't elaborated on her reason for leaving the hit competition since.

But Giovanni has been keeping himself busy and has turned his focus to his career away from dancing. At the end of last month, the 33-year-old revealed that he is releasing his own fragrance for men and women. "My dream come true is finally here!" he wrote alongside a promo shot. "VITA is my new fragrance for men and women - an intoxicating scent that captures the sensuality, vitality and energy of Sicily.

"I have long been passionate about fragrance and the way scent can captivate the emotions and transport us to another place. VITA is the embodiment of my passions, a personal and complex fragrance which slowly seduces as it unfolds on the skin." He added: "I hope you love VITA as much as I do. Go to to find out more. Giovanni [heart emoji]."