Michelle Visage to appear in Giovanni Pernice’s live show after 'Strictly' tour snub

Albertina LloydEntertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
Michelle Visage has said she will join <em>Strictly</em> partner Giovanni Pernice in his live show (BBC)
Michelle Visage has said she will join Strictly partner Giovanni Pernice in his live show (BBC)

Michelle Visage has revealed she will reunite on stage with her Strictly Come Dancing partner Giovanni Pernice in his own live show.

The  51-year-old American singer – who was the eighth celebrity to be voted off the BBC show – previously revealed she was snubbed by Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour 2020.

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Read more: Michelle Visage calls Giovanni 'my rock' 

But Visage said at Samsung KX’s Thread Talks: “Giovanni isn’t doing it anyway, because he’s doing his own tour. So I would’ve liked to have done it with my partner and he wasn’t there anyway. But I might be making an appearance in his tour in London.”

Pernice is due to tour the UK with his This Is Me live show from February to June 2020.

Visage revealed she had changed her schedule in order to take part in the Strictly tour, but had then been left out of the line-up.

The star of RuPaul’s Drag Race said: “They had asked at the beginning for my availability.

Michelle Visage celebrated ball culture with her Couple's Choice Vogue performance (BBC)
Michelle Visage celebrated ball culture with her Couple's Choice Vogue performance (BBC)

“I said, ‘Yes, but I have RuPaul’s DragCon.’ But they said, ‘No, you have to do all of the shows.’ So I said, ‘OK, Do you want me to see if I can move it?’ And they said ‘yes’, so I moved it. I got out of it.

“So there was one point I was going to do the tour and not DragCon. But at that point they said, ‘Oh sorry, but we’re gonna pass.’”

She added: “You can’t take it personally. I absolutely would have loved to have done it.”

Read more: Michelle Visage and James Jordan lock horns over vogue routine

The Strictly live tour is not organised by the BBC, nor the TV show’s producers.

Visage and Pernice were chosen to leave the show by the judges in week nine after performing their vogue-inspired Couple’s Choice routine at Blackpool’s Tower Ballroom.

And the US TV presenter has rubbished reports she had stormed out of the afterparty.

She laughed to Lorraine Kelly: “Storm out of where? They said I stormed out of actual Blackpool! Did I go into the ocean? Where did I go? Did I go to Liverpool or Manchester?”

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