Strictly fans hail best partnership in show’s history as they predict Glitterball winner

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Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice have been winning viewers over every week


It was the semi-final of Strictly Come Dancing 2021 (Image: BBC)

Strictly Come Dancing fans were quick to hail one partnership the best in the show’s HISTORY following tonight’s show.

Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice have been winning viewers over every week during the time in the BBC One dance contest.

But Saturday night was a return to perfect form for the pair as they received their first 40 since the Halloween special in October.

During the semi-final, EastEnders actress Rose and Giovanni were the last couple to perform a first routine, dancing a waltz to How Long Will I Love You by Ellie Goulding.

Dancer turned judge Anton Du Beke became emotional as he gave them feedback and said: “You’re amazing”, while Craig Revel Horwood said it was “one of the most amazing waltzes I have seen”.

The performance earned them a score of 39 with Craig failing to give them a coveted 10.

But when they returned to close the semi-final they danced an Argentine tango to A Evaristo Carriego by Eduardo Rovira.

Rose and Giovanni during their waltz (Image: PA)

Craig added: “That dance belongs in the final,” before the couple scored a perfect 40.

Speaking to host Claudia Winkleman before the scores were announced, Rose said the dance was “very out of my character” and was nothing “I’ve ever done before so I finally started to believe in myself”.

Strictly fans then flocked to social media to have their say.

“Think @pernicegiovann1 has the Glitterball in his sights. The partnership with Rose I think is the best in the show’s history #Strictly,” @DPatz13 tweeted.

The pair got a perfect score

@kirstinw85 said: “Oh. My. Goodness. Rose & Gio! That. Was. PERFECTION. #bbcstrictly #Strictly.”

“Please give Rose the glitterball now #Strictly,” @MargedsPalace begged.

@lisablankstone added: “All contestants tonight were absolutely FABULOUS but Rose & Gio are my favourite dance partnership in Strictly history. #Strictly.