Wed. Oct 5th, 2022

EastEnders star Rose Ayling-Ellis – Strictly’s first ever deaf contestant – and dance professional Giovanni Pernice shared an emotionally charged signed discussion before their Saturday night performance

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Strictly: Giovanni and Rose use BSL sign language during dance

Strictly Come Dancing fans watched in awe on Saturday night as EastEnders star Rose Ayling-Ellis and dance professional Giovanni Pernice spoke to each other via sign language.

The performance reduced some fans to tears – with the signed discussion occurring before the pair broke into an “elegant” dance.

Now the BBC have uncovered exactly what 26-year-old Rose and 31-year-old Giovanni said to each other during their latest Strictly performance.

Sharing a clip of the pair on the show via Instagram on Monday, captions translated what the couple were signing to each other on Saturday’s show.

Rose was shown jumping to her feet on the set and asking: “Where have you been? You’ve been ages!”

Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice’s sign language discussion from Saturday night’s Strictly has been translated for fans



Giovanni then defensively replied: “I don’t want to talk about this now. I’m too tired.”

This pushed Rose to her limit, as she hit back: “Me and you have broken up. I’m leaving.”

But begging for forgiveness, Giovanni replied: “Stop, Rose! Let’s have a chat. I’m so sorry.”

Fans and former Strictly stars reacted with delight after the translation was aired on the BBC show’s main Instagram feed.

Rose and Gio’s performance reduced viewers to tears



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