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Strictly pro Giovanni Pernice admits he begged shows bosses to be paired with Rose


Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer Giovanni Pernice revealed he asked the shows bosses to pair him with Rose Ayling-Ellis.

Rose, 27, is the first ever deaf contestant to take part in the BBC ballroom dancing series and has become a fan favourite during the series.

The pair are entering the 10th week of the show tonight and have proved to be a good match. Giovanni has told Radio Times she was who he wanted to be partnered with.



Giovanni Pernice and Rose Ayling-Ellis during the live show of Saturday’s BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing.

Talking about Rose, he commented: “I don’t know… I feel that with Rose, I have a person I can talk to, and she can listen to me, and give me positivity. And that’s what I need.”

Speaking to Radio Times, he continued: “She was the one I wanted to dance with from the beginning.”

The actress said that she also asked to be partnered with the professional dancer.

“I had a gut feeling you were going to be a good partner for me,” she stated.

The Frankie Lewis star added: “Because in the deaf community, we’re really, really expressive.

“We are very direct. And you’re [Giovanni] direct.”

Last week’s musical-themed episode saw the couple dance the quickstep to Frozen’s Love Is An Open Door.

“It’s such a highlight watching you dance,” judge Motsi Mabuse told them.



Rose Ayling-Ellis Giovanni Pernice during the dress run for the first episode of Strictly Come Dancing 2021.

“There are so many factors that have improved in your dancing.

“Your posture, the way you express yourself, and there is a combination of just fun and pureness which I loved.”

She pointed out there was a “tiny mistake”, which Giovanni confessed was his doing.

“Yes, it was my mistake,” he commented, raising his hand.

“Well, I saw it, Giovanni,” the judge replied. “But besides that, everything else was just up there and it’s just a joy to watch.”

Shirley Ballas was also full of praise for the contestants.

“Like Motsi said, on so many levels, it was outstanding,” she told them.

“I was excited, I was looking at the feet. I want to channel my inner Craig and say ‘fab-u-‘ but I just couldn’t give you the ‘lous’ because there was a mistake at the end!”

Giovanni apologised to the EastEnders star, who told him not to worry about it.



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The judges went on to score them 37 points and as it stands, the pair are still frontrunners to lift the Glitterball Trophy.

They also smashed a Strictly record by receiving the earliest ever perfect score of 40.

Strictly Come Dancing continues on Saturday at 6.55pm on BBC One.





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