Anton and Giovanni: Adventures in Sicily FIRST LOOK: Strictly duo explore Italian star’s beloved homeland in new three-part travel series

They are both known for strutting their stuff on Strictly Come Dancing

But Anton Du Beke and Giovanni Pernice are taking a break from the dancefloor as they are set to star in a new travel show coming to BBC One in 2023.

The three-part series will see dancer Giovanni, 31, introducing Strictly judge and pal Anton, 56, to his beloved home of Sicily.

Scicily: Strictly's Anton Du Beke and Giovanni Pernice are taking a break from the dancefloor as they are set to star in a new travel show coming to BBC One in 2023

Scicily: Strictly’s Anton Du Beke and Giovanni Pernice are taking a break from the dancefloor as they are set to star in a new travel show coming to BBC One in 2023

Giovanni will be Anton’s guide as the pair discover what the sensational Mediterranean island has to offer.

The duo will explore everything from traditional food to famous landmarks and will even enjoy a tango or two.  

Anton said: ‘When I first heard about this trip it was pretty irresistible. What’s not to love? It’s all my favourite things, great food, great country and spending time in the sunshine with Giovanni. Marvellous!’.

Pals: The three-part series will follow as dancer Giovanni, 31, introduces judge and pal Anton, 56, to his beloved home of sun-kissed Sicily

Pals: The three-part series will follow as dancer Giovanni, 31, introduces judge and pal Anton, 56, to his beloved home of sun-kissed Sicily

Giovanni agreed, saying: ‘To say this has been a dream project is an understatement! Taking Anton to my much-loved home of Sicily was simply Bellissima!’.

‘We danced, we laughed, and had the time of our lives – with great culture, food and company. I cannot wait for viewers in the UK to come on this journey with us. See you in the Sicilian sun! Ciao, x.’

Anton joined the BBC dancing show from it’s inception from 2004 and was promoted to a full time judge in 2021 and won the coveted Best judge award at last week’s NTAs.

Judge: Anton joined the BBC dancing show from it's inception from 2004 and was promoted to a full time judge in 2021 and won the coveted Best judge award at last week's NTAs

Dancing shoes: Meanwhile Giovanni joined the ranks during the show's 13th season back in 2015 and the duo have since gone on to tour their Him & Me show together

Co-stars: Anton (left) first joined the show in 2004 and Giovanni in 2015 with the duo going on to tour their Him & Me show together 

Meanwhile, Giovanni joined the ranks during the show’s 13th season back in 2015 and the duo have since gone on to tour their Him & Me show together. 

BBC’s Creative Director Mel Balac said:‘Viewers will get to see Anton and Gio in a completely different light as we follow them on their road trip across Sicily’.

She continued: ‘Alongside seeing the boys enjoy and experience everything that Sicily has to offer, viewers will also see their amazing friendship grow as they learn new things about one another…including some things that they would probably rather not let anyone know!’.

Cast: Anton and Giovanni pictured with their fellow male dancers on the show back in 2018

Cast: Anton and Giovanni pictured with their fellow male dancers on the show back in 2018 

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