This is definitely a one for fans of strictly. Simone danced alongside celebrity partners such as Edwina Currie, Felicity Kendall and Natalie Cassidy. However, most people remember him going through to the final with Rachel Stevens to get cruelly close and come second on the show. If you want a reminder of their sizzling performance, here you go.
However, as we got chatting we found out he is the winner of the coveted ‘Rear Of The Year’. He won it along with Strictly star Flavia Cacace. The pair are the first professional twosome to win the annual accolade. Apparently they were “delighted” to have their pert bums celebrated…I suppose everyone loves a compliment. Past winners include Fiona Bruce, Ronan Keating and Carol Voderman so he’s in with the cool kids.
The conversation quickly turned to language. Being Italian Vincent is working on his Spanish to try and impress the locals.
As a Nation we don’t really do languages very well. 4 out of 10 Brits who holiday abroad expect that locals should speak fluent English. When it comes to which language we wish we could speak Italian topped the list according to research from Villa Plus. French was second and German was third.
It’s something we’ve covered before with 5000 England school pupils on track to speak Mandarin fluently by 2020 according to The British Council.
But really Gerry and Dave just wanted to learn how to say the cool stuff. What followed was the sort of lesson you’d never get in any class. Take a listen…