Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice danced their amazing couple’s choice routine for the second time in the Strictly Come Dancing 2021 final and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.
Emotions were running high in the ballroom as the couple performed the powerful routine, with a portion danced in complete silence to represent what it has been like for Rose, as a deaf person, competing in the series.
The performance, which scored 10s from all the judges, had viewers at home in tears – and even judge Anton Du Beke could not get through his feedback without breaking down.
He told them: ‘I’m glad you didn’t come to me first! You absolutely slay me every time I watch you dance.
‘I’m a wreck every time I watch you dance. Do you now, when you see a moment like this the second time, it can sometimes lose its lustre.
‘And all I’ve written on this page is “just perfect” and… I’m going again!’
Anton’s voice broke as he held back the tears and pulled a face as he had to stop talking.
Rose snd Giovanni received high praise from all of the judges, with Craig Revel Horwood telling them it was: ‘Stunning, absolutely stunning.’
Motsi Mabuse added: ‘Your ability to connect to yourself and to Giovanni and to connect us all together is sensational. I’m so proud to have you in this final.’
Head judge Shirley Ballas continued: ‘I know in your heart you did it for the deaf community but for me you did this for every person watching this show. You are an inspirational young lady.’
After their scores were in, Rose told Giovanni: ‘It’s been an amazing experience and everything that we have done, it wouldn’t have been done without you.
‘You really pushed me, I never thought I could be a dancer like that and you created that, you’re amazing and you’re my friend for life.’
Credit: Original article published here.