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Strictly’s Rose Ayling-Ellis DOESN’T follow the music’s vibrations in order to dance in time

Strictly Come Dancing star Rose Ayling-Ellis has shared an insight into how she learns her intricate routines after being lauded as the show’s first ever the deaf contestant.  

The actress, 27, revealed that she actually finds following the vibrations brought on by the music to be distraction, and so instead she just focuses on her dance partner Giovanni Pernice

Rose told Radio Times: ‘Some deaf people do, some don’t. But I’ve got too many things going on in my head. 

Surprise: Strictly Come Dancing star Rose Ayling-Ellis has shared an insight into how she learns her intricate routines after being lauded as the show’s first ever the deaf contestant

‘If I start thinking about the vibrations, I’m going to forget about my dance. What works best for me is to keep it simple. So I watch Giovanni and I count – a lot.’

Giovanni added that fans have been telling him he’s a ‘different person’ on social media, having been a cast member of the show for seven years.

He went on to describe Rose as a person he can talk to, who listens and gives him positivity, which is what he said needs.

Talented: The actress, 27, is the BBC show's first deaf contestant and had previously been believed to have used the method as a prompt when it comes to her footwork

Talented: The actress, 27, is the BBC show’s first deaf contestant and had previously been believed to have used the method as a prompt when it comes to her footwork

The on-screen couple revealed they had both asked producers to be partnered with one another, with Rose adding that Giovanni’s track record of being in the final gives her hope that they could win the coveted Glitterball trophy.

In terms of having to change his coaching style for Rose, Giovanni said: ‘It’s changed completely the way I teach and how I make the choreography. It’s a different world.

‘You know, week one was a little bit [more] difficult than now. Now, I know exactly what to do. I’m very, very proud of what both of us have done this year.

Interesting: She explained how those with the disability have different ways of staying on track with their dance partner, with hers being to count

Interesting: She explained how those with the disability have different ways of staying on track with their dance partner, with hers being to count

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He said he’s learnt from Rose that he can be positive and happy every day due to her fantastic attitude, even with difficult dances.

Whatever’s going on in his own life, he feels he can relax as soon as he arrives at the studio and gets to spend his time with her.

Rose – who said she loves rehearsing for the show – gets to the studio at around 8am on a typical Saturday. 

It comes weeks after Rose and Giovanni blew audiences away while performing a stunning segment, which wasn’t performed to any music, on Saturday.

Things took a breathtaking turn during the episode as deaf contestant Rose and Giovanni incorporated a ‘silent moment’ during their routine.

The double-act performed a Couple’s Choice to Symphony by Clean Bandit featuring Zara Larsson, before a emotional Anton Du Beke, 55, branded the moment ‘the greatest thing he’s ever seen on the show.’

Make-up designer, Lisa Armstrong, gave an insight into the behind-the-scenes’ goings on: It’s not really possible to plan too far ahead because we don’t know who’s going to survive each show, so we have to work on a week-by-week basis.

‘All the prep and make-up designs are done during the week, and Saturday is the first time we actually get to create the looks.’

Lincoln Abraham, lead cameraman, added: ‘A minute before we go live, if I was to think about how many people are watching at home, I would freak out.

‘I just have to go, “Right, Tess is going to walk down there, so you need to get that shot…”‘

Insightful: 'If I start thinking about the vibrations, I'm going to forget about my dance. What works best for me is to keep it simple. So I watch Giovanni [Pernice] and I count – a lot'

Insightful: ‘If I start thinking about the vibrations, I’m going to forget about my dance. What works best for me is to keep it simple. So I watch Giovanni [Pernice] and I count – a lot’


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