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