STRICTLY Come Dancing star Giovanni Pernice is to return to Burnley Mechanics with his semi-autobiographical show, Dance is Life.

The dancer, currently partnering Faye Tozer from Steps in the Saturday night TV show, will be reviving the stage show inspired by his early life.

He will be partnered by fellow Strictly professional Luba Mushtuk and they will be joined by six other leading professional dancers in the stage show choreographed by Jason Gilkison.

The show mixes both Ballroom and Latin and includes dances such as the Paso Doble, the Waltz, the rumba and the Jive, with a beautiful Italian theme running throughout.

Giovanni is one of Strictly’s most popular professionals and in last years TV show finished runner-up with celebrity partner Debbie McGee.

Dance is Life, Burnley Mechanics, Saturday, February 23. Details from 01282 664400 or