The Queen is said to be a die-hard fan and watched Rose Ayling-Ellis win the show last year on TV. Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, also revealed she voted for the EastEnders star to win the 2021 series.
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Getting serious about Dancing has the seal of royal approval after Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, confirmed that Her Majesty the Queen watched the BBC hit show herself.
The 74-year-old future Queen also confirmed that she and 73-year-old Prince Charles are die-hard fans of the protracted dance competition – and Queen Elizabeth, 95, also watched the show.
Camilla made the revelation while chatting with members of EastEnders during a royal visit to the BBC soap set in honor of the Queen Jubilee special episode.
While at the studio at Elstree Center in Borehamwood, North London, Camilla discussed her love for Serious while chatting with 2021 winner Rose Ayling-Ellis – who won the Glitterball Trophy alongside professional dancer Giovanni Pernice.
Seeing the actress, Camilla beamed: “Rose, serious star. I said we all voted for Rose, I don’t know how you did all those dances.”
Rose, 27, then plucked up the courage to ask: “May I ask you, Did the Queen watch Seriously Come Dancing?”
Camilla confirmed that Monarch did, saying: “I think she does. She was probably stalking you.”
Daily Mail says Rose later told them: “It’s really funny because she’s a huge fan of Serious Come and she mentioned that she voted for me the movie is so lovely and her grandchildren. let’s see it.
“It was wonderful, it was lovely. I mean, the Royal family vote for me, sometimes you forget how many people watch the show, I’m so thoughtful. ”
Rose won the show last year alongside Giovanni, 31, after wowing judges and viewers with breathtaking performances.
At one point in the series, viewers were moved to tears when a performance included sound cuts to give fans an idea of how Rose, who is deaf, experiences the world.
Camilla has long been known to be a fan of Serious – and was given access to a rehearsal of the show in 2011 and she is known to have a friendship with judge Craig Revel Horwood, 57 age.
A source on the show said: “The visit is top secret but Craig thinks it will give the rest of the contestants and the crew a real boost if Camilla comes to see them in action.
“The Duchess is a huge fan of the series and watched the show with Prince Charles so she was very knowledgeable when it came to watching the run through.
“None of the contestants could believe it when she walked in, but it definitely made them more focused during rehearsal and some of the dancers looked a little nervous.”
While Craig had previously campaigned for Camilla to join the show as a special judge.
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He said Hello! in 2016: “When it comes to the new judge of my dreams – well, it has to be my friend, the Duchess of Cornwall.
“I’ve been so desperate to have a royal on the show. Camilla could be so amazing.”
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