STRICTLY Come Dancing star Giovanni Pernice dazzled with a brilliant performance at St George’s Hall in Bradford last night.

Let Me Entertain was the title of the show and he definitely did that.

Giovanni brought a brilliant night of not only lively dancing but laughter with his comedy timing and even showed off his singing voice too.

The show opened with iconic song “Let Me Entertain You” which featured an opening silhouette of Giovanni wearing a crown and red and black leathers.

Multiple eye-catching costume changes throughout the night gave the 95 per cent female audience a taste of the sexy icon.

Lauren Oakley, also a Strictly Come Dancing star, was fantastic as the show’s talented leading lady performing in group numbers and individually with Giovanni.

Their Rumba was particularly intense, drawing the audience in and leaving everyone of the edge of their seats.

The whole entourage from choreographers to costume designers, vocalists and dancers can all be commended.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Strictly Come Dancing star Giovanni Pernice performed in Bradford last night.Strictly Come Dancing star Giovanni Pernice performed in Bradford last night. (Image: UGC)

Giovanni’s on stage presence and rapport, not only with audience, but with Lauren and his backing band members Alex Turney, Connor Mellor and Jacob Booth, provided entertainment throughout.

Giovanni told the audience how the “1980s was always one of my favourite eras” before kicking off several dance numbers to 80’s songs. A particularly entertaining one featured Toni Basil’s hit tune Mickey where vocalist Liberty Stottor instead belted out “Oh Gio you’re so fine, you’re so fine, you blow my mind, hey Gio, hey Gio.”

Before the interval, Giovanni and his entourage gave the audience a high-energy number to the popular tune “It’s Raining Men” earning themselves a well-deserved break and leaving the crowd in anticipation of what was yet to come.

After the interval, Giovanni’s team led off with a brilliantly choreographed version of Survivor, which featuring some brilliant costumes and more strong dancing by the Strictly stars and the team of dancers.

With Giovanni and Lauren looking for audience participation in the second half of the show, the limited number of men in the hall found themselves looking at the floor.

However, one brave man who allowed himself to be taken onto the stage did very well during a group number to the song Beauty School Dropout.

Giovanni once again played to the crowd’s good nature telling them: “You’ve been unbelievable, the best audience I’ve had in my entire life,” which elicited laughter from his adoring fans.

A glitzy final number had the audience on their feet dancing and clapping and filling St George’s Hall to the rooftops with a buzz of positive energy.

It was definitely a good night out and worth watching out for the show’s return visit in the future.

In the meantime, Giovanni and fellow Strictly star Anton Du Beke will be returning to TV screens on Monday with Anton & Giovanni's Adventures in Spain.