EastEnders actress Rose Ayling-Ellis kicked off week four of Strictly Come Dancing as she danced the Cha Cha with Italian pro Giovanni Pernice
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Strictly Come Dancing week four got off to a smashing start on Saturday night as EastEnders star Rose Ayling-Ellis kicked off the show.
The 26-year-old actress and her professional partner Giovanni Pernice danced the Cha Cha to Prince’s Raspberry Beret.
Rose is the first ever deaf person to compete in Strictly Come Dancing and she’s been wowing the judges since week one.
She looked incredible as she shimmied across the floor in a pair of pink tassled trousers and a sequinned crop top.
Rose and Giovanni looked delighted as they received a total score of 27 from the judging panel.
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Head judge Shirley Ballas told them: “You’ve definitely lifted the level of your latin dancing,” while Craig Revel Horwood said he’s “loving the partnership”, between Rose and Giovanni.
Next up on the floor was McFly star Tom Fletcher and his partner Amy Dowden.
Father-of-three Tom looked very suave as he danced the Foxtrot in a black and white tuxedo.
The musician was back and better than ever after having to sit out of the competition a few weeks ago after contracting Covid.
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When it came to the judges comments, Anton described it as “marvellous” but pointed out a few mistakes and told Tom that he needs to work on his arms.
Motsi Mabuse said she “genuinely loved” it and described the routine as “classy” and “just shining”.
When it came to the scores, Tom and Amy received a total of 29 – leaving the pop star “very happy”.
There were two famous faces noticeably absent from week four of the competition – Robert Webb and Ugo Monye.
Robert, 49, quit the show earlier this week due to health issues after revealing he had open heart surgery two years ago.
Former rugby player Ugo has decided to sit out for one week after suffering painful back problems.
However, Ugo and his professional partner Oti Mabuse should be back on the floor next week – providing he has fully recovered.