Strictly Italiano... Rose is struggling with my accent
Daily Express|October 23, 2021
DANCER Giovanni Pernice has been inspired to learn sign language by celebrity partner Rose Ayling-Ellis who is making history as Strictly’s first deaf contestant.
Tom Bryant

And the Italian joked that it is just as well – as EastEnders star Rose, 26, and her interpreter are struggling with his accent.

Giovanni, 31, said: “Working with Rose has been just incredible. She’s an absolute inspiration to me and also for so many in the deaf community and beyond.

“She’s making history as the first deaf person to compete on Strictly – what an achievement. What a brave thing to do.

“It’s about the dancing but the show is so much more and that’s what Rose represents. Hearing is a difference but we are not letting it stop us from progressing each week. Rose is so determined to keep pushing herself.”

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