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Graziano Di Prima Biography – Graziano Di Prima Wiki
Graziano Di Prima is an Italian professional dancer and choreographer. He grew up on the island of Sicily but left when he was 17 years old to pursue his dream of becoming a professional dancer. He toured with Burn the Floor in 2021 alongside other Strictly professional dancers and the Strictly Come Dancing the Professionals Live Tour in 2022.
In 2018, the BBC announced that Di Prima would join the cast of professional dancers on the British television show Strictly Come Dancing show. Joining the BBC show, the Italian professional dancer: “This is my dream come true! I still can’t believe I will be one of the professional dancers on Strictly Come Dancing. I can’t wait to give all of myself on the dance floor!”
He was disqualified the following year due to his height, as he personally announced that he was not getting a celebrity partner. On the sixteenth series of the Strictly Come Dancing show he was partnered with Radio DJ Vick Hope. The couple finished in 13th place with an Average Score of 24.2. He appeared as a Support Dancer in the seventeenth and eighteenth series of the Strictly Come Dancing show.
Graziano represented Belgium at the World Championships and made the top 24 at the Latin World Championship Under 21s. He holds a Guinness World Record in 30 seconds for 90 Botafogo moves.
Graziano Di Prima Age
Graziano was born on May 7, 1990,Sicily, Italy. He is 29 years old as of 2023.
Graziano Di Prima Height
Strictly Come Dancing star Graziano Di Prima stands a height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.8m) tall.
Graziano Di Prima Family
Graziano’s parents still live in Sicily, Italy. Speaking to The Mirror, the dancer recalled the first time his family came to watch Strictly Come Dancing live.
“I come from a small town and they came to see the show,” he said. “Imagine that they were in the front row and they had to change my dad because he was crying all the way through!”
“They don’t talk English, so basically my dad was crying all the way through and they asked me, ‘we need to put him a bit back because it’s not possible that we are filming and your dad is crying’,” he added.
“He was crying because he couldn’t believe it! My dad, we’ve got this connection because we talk about work and everything.”
Di Prima has an older brother.
Speaking about the support he’s had from his brother Andrew, Graziano said: “I’ve got an older brother and he really understood as a child that my family were doing a lot for me, he understood that it was something that I really loved.”
Graziano Di Prima Wife
Is Graziano Di Prima married? He is Married to his wife Giada Lini. Graziano and Giada first met in 2014. They got engaged on 7 May 2019, after he proposed to her during a performance of Burn The Floor in Watford. They were married on 9 July 2022.
Graziano Di Prima Wedding
On 9th July 2022, Strictly Come Dancing star Graziano Di Prima married long-term partner Giada Lini in a traditional Catholic ceremony in Sicily, Italy.
The 90-minute Catholic service took place within the Mediterranean island’s Basilica della Madonna della Catena, a historic church situated in the quant village of Castiglione di Sicilia.
A select group of 200 guests attended the ceremony, among them fellow Strictly stars Nadiya Bychkova, Karim Zeroual and Chizzy Akudolu.
Graziano and Giada had previously postponed their wedding plans because of the COVID-19 pandemic. They had originally planned to marry in 2020.
In an interview with OK! magazine, Graziano admitted the long-awaited service prompted inevitable tears as he finally got to see his partner in her wedding dress.
He said: “I tried to be strong all day but I couldn’t stop crying because of the love I feel for Giada. When I saw her arrive in the horse and carriage I started to cry.
“When she walked down the aisle towards me, I cried more. My mum was holding my elbow, squeezing it for support. It was more than I expected. I must have told her how beautiful she looked 50 or 60 times.”
He added: “The fact we were in Sicily, my town, after two years of postponing the wedding with all our family and our friends to witness – it was a feeling so strong.”
Graziano Di Prima’s brother Pietro and best friend Arduino served as his best men on the day. Meanwhile Giada was joined by half a dozen flower girls and two best men – among them her brother Leonardo.
Graziano and Giada first met in 2014, and he admits he “fell in love instantly”. The Strictly Come Dancing star said: “I was watching everything around me as though I was 10 years old again when I used to live here, but I’m a man now and I’ve married Giada.
“Since we met each other eight years ago, I knew she was the one – I fell in love instantly. She is the most extraordinary woman I have ever met.”
After the ceremony the newly married couple and their 200 guests moved on to 14th century Castle of Falconara. The couple arrived by horse and carriage, before entering the venue to the strains of popular Frozen track A Whole New World.
Reflecting on their special day, Giada revealed the castle was a symbolic location for the couple. She said: “Graziano used to bring me to the castle gate when we first started dating and he didn’t have a car, only a Vespa.
“I used to reach my hand inside the gate to see if we could get into the castle but it was always locked. We never imagined then that we’d have the money to rent it for our wedding.
“Sicily was the perfect location to remind us of how it all began.”
Graziano Di Prima Strictly Partners
Graziano’s first celebrity partner was Radio DJ Vick Hope for the 16th series of Strictly Come Dancing. His second celebrity partner was Comedian & Loose Women panellist Judi Love for series 19.
Graziano has also appeared on a number of episodes of BBC Two’s Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two with Zoë Ball. He partnered with singer Anne-Marie for the 2021 Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special. He was paired with television presenter Zara McDermott on the twenty-first series of the show in 2023.
Graziano Di Prima Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $2 Million.
Graziano Di Prima Nationality
Di Prima is of Italian nationality.
Graziano Di Prima Instagram
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Happy and Grateful to be back ! ✨✨ as you know this season I won’t have a celebrity partner but you will always see me every saturday night in the group dance and in some dance act on saturday! I received so many messages and I cannot be thankful enough to all of the people who loves, follow and support me! with love Graz ❤️ @bbcstrictly • • #strictly #bbcstrictly #strictlycomedancing