Strictly’s Giovanni Pernice in career move as he lands acting role in new film

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Strictly Come Dancing hunk Giovanni Pernice is set to become a Hollywood star.

Daily Star can reveal the dancer, 30, has landed a role in fantasy film Man and Witch: The Dance of a Thousand Steps alongside Back To The Future legend Christopher Lloyd.

An industry source said: “This is a big deal for Giovanni. He is thrilled to be part of the film that features a legend like Christopher.

“And he is hoping this will be the start of a whole new career for him.”

Giovanni shot his scenes for the upcoming film on location in Glasgow last week.

According to pals, he has loved the experience.

One said: “It has been a dream come true for Giovanni. He has loved every second of it.”

The cast also includes Lord of the Rings actor Sean Astin, Game of Thrones star Daniel Portman and former EastEnder Pauline McLynn.

Man and Witch: The Dance of a Thousand Steps is set to hark back to hit films from the 80s.

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A synopsis reads: “A heartwarming homage to the lo-fi fantasy films of the 80s and a comic adventure that both fulfils and subverts the expectations of what a fantasy universe can be.”

Bosses are set to announce Giovanni has joined the cast within weeks.

They are hoping his involvement will spark extra interest in the film.

Giovanni has also signed up to return to Strictly for this year’s series.

It will be his seventh series of BBC dance contest.

All other professional dancers are returning to the show including Oti Mabuse and Katya Jones.

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