Strictly Come Dancing couple Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice claim they work three times harder than anyone else on the show.
The EastEnders star made history by becoming the show’s first ever Deaf contestant, with viewers quickly taking a liking to her.
They’ve even broken records, scoring the quickest ever 40 points in Strictly history, which came during Halloween week.
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Asked whether this series has been rewarding, Giovanni told The Metro : “Absolutely. In the seven years I’ve been on the show, this is definitely the most amazing time.
“As a teacher, it’s rewarding on a Saturday night. Not when you get a 40 or a good score – obviously that is nice – but it’s more about the performance part of it.
“You come on a Saturday night, we both know how much we work during the week. We both work harder, three times [harder] than anybody else, and when we achieve what we achieve, it’s just rewarding really.”
He added: “More than anything else, that’s what you want as a teacher.
“It doesn’t matter if sometimes we go wrong with steps or timing or anything, we’ve managed to do one minute and 30 [seconds] of routine with a Deaf girl, still looking unbelievable and still breaking records – all of that is quite impressive!”
According to the bookies’, the pair are in a close competition for the title against John Whaite and AJ Odudu.
Although Rose and Gio claim winning isn’t their priority right now, and are just relieved to still be dancing every week.
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Rose said: “I’m just taking one week at a time because I don’t really have time to think about the pressure [of winning] because the dance is taking over my brain!”
Her dance partner agreed, noting: “Each dance is a different dance and each couple is playing the game as well because everybody wants to win.
“We just focus on what we’re doing every week: making sure that we get through the week and play this by week by week.”
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