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Strictly Viewers Have Already 'Seen The Winner' Following Rose's 'Emotional' Tribute To Deaf Community

Hannah Van-de-Peer

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Strictly Viewers Have Already 'Seen The Winner' Following Rose's 'Emotional' Tribute To Deaf Community

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Strictly fans have already decided their winner after actress Rose Ayling-Ellis' stunning dance tribute to the deaf community.

Rose, who is part of the community herself, danced part of Saturday's routine in total silence, along with her partner Giovanni Pernice.

Viewers had nothing but praise for the "powerful" performance, tipping the star to win the entire series.


The performance gave viewers a chance to step into the spangly high heels of Rose, particularly as she has to learn each routine while being deaf herself.

Performing the couple's choice dance to Clean Bandit's smash hit Symphony, the music took a short pause in the middle, while the couple continued dancing in total silence. Not even a peep from the audience could be heard.

Rose covered her partner's ears as the sound went down, proceeding to perform a stunning routine with no sound whatsoever.

Fans are convinced Rose could win the series. [Credit: Alamy]
Fans are convinced Rose could win the series. [Credit: Alamy]

The song switched back on, and the couple concluded their emotional dance.

The judges gave Rose and Giovanni a standing ovation, signing the BSL action for applause. Judge Motsi Mabuse called the performance a "beautiful moment". Shirley Ballas said: "I'm sure the deaf community would be so proud of you."

Fans echoed the judges' sentiments on Twitter, with some even predicting the EastEnders star will win.

Credit: Twitter/@cath_cek
Credit: Twitter/@cath_cek

TV presenter Rylan Clark shared the video with his followers, simply adding some heart eyes emojis to the tweet.

"Whether they ultimately get that glitter ball or not, they've won," user @cath_cek said.

"Actual goosebumps," said actress Amber Davies. "They need to win!"

Credit: Twitter/@sarahgraham_art
Credit: Twitter/@sarahgraham_art

"Keep having to watch this again, just so wonderful," a fourth user said.

"I just watched this for the third time on playback and I'm still crying," said a fifth.

Another Twitter user loved to see representation from the deaf community. "Absolutely beautiful #inclusioniseverything," they said.

Credit: Twitter/@working_wonder
Credit: Twitter/@working_wonder

You can stream the full episode now on BBC iPlayer.

Topics: Strictly Come Dancing, TV And Film

Hannah Van-de-Peer
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