On the dance floor and beyond, the bond between Strictly Come Dancing 2021's stars Giovanni Pernice and Rose Ayling-Ellis remains unbroken.
The duo's camaraderie was visible through Giovanni's celebration of Rose's 29th birthday. A humorous video was shared by Giovanni, showcasing Rose in a candid moment attempting to remove food stuck in her teeth.
They took their friendship to a new level with a night out at the Royal Opera House. They enjoyed a meal together and had the opportunity to meet the renowned ballerina, Mayara Magri. Rose's attempts to replicate ballet poses provided a source of amusement for Giovanni.
A Shared Challenge on the Dance Floor
Despite their positive interactions, Rose was initially hesitant about a particular performance on Strictly. The Couple's Choice routine, partly performed in silence, did not sit well with her.
Her worries were not baseless. She feared being given sympathy votes and felt that the somber and introspective nature of the routine was at odds with her own personality.
Overcoming Doubts and Fears
However, a turnaround occurred after the routine was revamped. The new rendition appealed to Rose and she began to appreciate its significance. The moment the production team paused their work to watch them rehearse, she realized the impact of their performance.