EastEnders star and Serious Dance champion Rose Ayling-Ellis performed with her dance partner Giovanni Pernice in an emotional waltz on Comic Relief tonight
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Dance competition winners Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice reunite for a beautiful dance performance for Comic Relief this evening.
The pair performed a waltz along with Ellie Goulding’s How Long Will I Love You, a routine they performed on this year’s series.
EastEnders actress Rose, 27, who is deaf, won hearts across the nation for her appearance on Serious, going on to win the Glitterball Trophy.
Fans took to social media to praise the performance, with one saying: “Best part of the night so far. Those two, Rose always drives me crazy when she dances.”
Another said: “Fantastic dance. Still great.”
A third wrote: “Beautiful performance by Rose and Giovanni.”
Speaking to the pair, presenter Sir Lenny Henry revealed tonight’s performance was the first time the pair danced together since their Strictly tour.
When asked how it feels to dance with Giovanni, Rose said: “It’s really fun to dance together again because we’ve been on a really special journey.
“So every time we get together, it brings back happy memories and we really enjoy dancing together. I really miss the ballroom, I really like it.”
When asked about the reaction from the public watching the show, Rose said: “It was really fun. It was a pleasure to see my friends and family again.
“And I talked to quite a few people in the public and they came up to me, some of them started to cry and get emotional and it was really sweet and I was like ‘poo.’ I realized I was. what an impact it had on everyone.”
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Giovanni, 31, when asked if he has a message for people with disabilities who want to start dancing, he said: “It doesn’t have to stop anyone. If you really want to follow your dreams your dream, if you really love to dance, you just have to go and do it.
He added that it was a privilege to be in the most recent Serious final, saying it showed how “diverse and inclusive people can be.”
Great Britain’s Great Bake Off winner John Whaite and his partner Johannes Radebe finished second in the series and were the first male pair to star on the show.
Comic Relief took an unexpected turn tonight when there was a technical glitch.
Lenny Henry, Alesha Dixon and Paddy McGuiness are organizing a charity event, raising money for needy people around the world, but when they try to make a special version of Mind Mangler – inspired by The Play That Goes Wrong, another clip was played, leaving people watching at home very bewildered.
Onlookers at home were surprised to see a man standing on stage, who at first thought it was part of the performance, before the feed was cut back to the live show where Alesha and Paddy is standing on the main stage.
“Twenty minutes later and we had technical difficulties. We liked that. #comicrelief“, wrote one online viewer.
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