Fans of Giovanni Pernice were up in arms after he was snubbed for an award
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Giovanni Pernice fans up in arms as he’s snubbed for awards crown

He humbly accepted second place

Fans of Strictly star Giovanni Pernice are up in arms after the Italian hunk was snubbed in an awards list.

Giovanni, 31, took the snub with good grace despite coming second.

However, his fans weren’t so understanding.

What did Strictly star Giovanni Pernice say about the awards snub?

Gio took to Twitter to respond to the account Fit Famous Males, and its countdown of the hottest celeb bods out there.

The Strictly star came an impressive second, losing out to Manchester City and England footie star Jack Grealish.

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The original tweet gathered four images of Gio in various states of undress, which showed off his amazing, toned torso.

Subsequently, Gio seemed happy with the selection.

He retweeted and said: “Number 2… I’ll take that [smiling-face eomji].”

Fans of Giovanni Pernice were up in arms after he was snubbed for an award
Gio’s fans weren’t happy with the result (Credit: SplashNews.com)

How did fans react to the snub?

Despite Gio expressing happiness at the outcome, his fans fumed.

Some even said that he was “robbed”.

“How on earth did Jack Grealish beat you??” one asked.

Another asked the same question: “Can’t believe who you were beaten by though… really??? Who was judging???”

A third added: “Should be number one Giovanni is so hot and fit [heart-for-eyes emojis].”

A fourth fumed: “You’ve been cheated defo #1 [red-heart emojis].”

Finally, another added: “You were robbed Giovanni. @JackGrealish number 1??? I don’t think so.”

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Gio in the news

It’s not the first time Gio has caused fans to swoon during the festive period.

The recent Strictly winner posed with his new godson only yesterday (December 28) and fans melted.

At home in his native Sicily, he posed with the adorable tot, who was wearing a Santa outfit.

Read more: Strictly Come Dancing champ Giovanni Pernice sends fans into a frenzy with cute baby news

It was enough to tip fans over the edge.

“Omg stop my heart can’t cope,” one fan wrote in reply.

Another exclaimed: “My ovaries!!”

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