Graziano Di Prima

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Graziano Di Prima
Born (1994-05-07) 7 May 1994 (age 28)
Occupation(s)Dancer
Choreographer
Known forStrictly Come Dancing

Graziano Di Prima (born 7 May 1994) is an Italian dancer and choreographer.

Career[edit]

Di Prima was born in Sicily.[1]

He toured with Burn the Floor, UK in 2021 alongside other professional dancers and the Strictly Come Dancing the Professionals Live Tour in 2022.

Strictly Come Dancing[edit]

In 2018, the BBC announced that Di Prima would join the cast of professional dancers on the British television show Strictly Come Dancing. He was demoted the following year due to his height; as he personally announced that he was not getting a celebrity partner.[2]

Di Prima has also appeared on a number of episodes of BBC Two's Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two with Zoë Ball. Di Prima is the current Guinness World Record holder for the most Botafogo steps, performing 90 steps in 30 seconds in a challenge held in December 2019. This record was achieved on It Takes Two with supervision by Guinness World Records.[3]

Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special[edit]

Di Prima danced with singer Anne-Marie for the 2021 Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special, and won.

Series Partner Place Average
Score
16 Vick Hope 12th 24.2
19 Judi Love 10th 24.4
20 Kym Marsh 6th 31.1

Highest and Lowest Scoring Per Dance

Series 16[edit]

Di Prima's first celebrity partner was radio DJ Vick Hope.

Week Dance / Song Judges' scores Score Result
Horwood Bussell Ballas Tonioli
1 Jive / "Feel It Still" 3 5 4 6 18 No Elimination
2 Waltz / "Somewhere" 7 7 6 7 27 Safe
3 Salsa / "Take A Chance on Me" 6 7 7 7 27 Safe
4 Quickstep / "You Can't Hurry Love" 7 7 7 8 29 Safe
5 Cha-Cha-Cha / "More Than Friends" 4 6 4 6* 20 Eliminated

Series 19[edit]

Di Prima's second celebrity partner was comedian & Loose Women panellist Judi Love.

Week Dance / Song Judges' scores Score Result
Horwood Mabuse Ballas Du Beke
1 American Smooth / "Chain of Fools" 6 6 6 6 24 No Elimination
2 Samba / "Get Busy" 6 7 6 6 25 Safe
3 Charleston / "When You're Good to Mama" 4 7 7 6 24 Bottom 2
4 Waltz / "Hero" 4 6 7 7 24 Bottom 2
5 Cha-Cha-Cha / "Physical" Given bye
6 Cha-Cha-Cha / "Physical" 4 7 7 7 25 Eliminated

Series 20[edit]

Di Prima's third celebrity partner was actress & Morning Live presenter Kym Marsh.

Week Dance / Song Judges' scores Score Result
Horwood Mabuse Ballas Du Beke
1 Jive / "Yes" 4 6 6 7 23 No Elimination
2 Viennese Waltz / "Runaway" 6 7 7 7 27 Safe
3 Charleston / "If My Friends Could See Me Now" 7 9 8 9 33 Safe
4 Samba / "Volare" 7 8 8 9 32 Bottom 2
5 Quickstep / "Ballroom Blitz" 7 7 6 7 27 Safe
6 Rumba / "Frozen" 8 8 9 9 34 Safe
7 Argentine tango / "Assassin's Tango" 9 9 9 10 37 Safe
8 American Smooth / "Chasing Cars" 8 7 8 8 31 Safe
9 Paso Doble / "Only Girl (In the World)"/"We Found Love" 8 8 8 9 33 Safe
10 Couple's Choice / "I Feel for You" Given bye
11 Cha-cha-cha / "Fame" 8 9 9 8 34 Eliminated

Personal life[edit]

Di Prima released his own calendar in 2020.

He married Giada Lini on 9th July 2022.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bley Griffiths, Eleanor (30 May 2018). "Who is new Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer Graziano Di Prima?". Radio Times. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Graziano di Prima will not get a celebrity partner this year". Radio Times. Archived from the original on 2019-08-21. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Graziano Di Prima achieves Guinness World Records title on Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two". Guinness World Records. Retrieved 6 December 2019.