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Giovanni Pernice tells Rose Ayling-Ellis to be ‘proud’ as she marks huge achievement

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Giovanni Pernice congratulated his Strictly Come Dancing partner Rose Ayling-Ellis as he shared some good news.

The EastEnders actress was the first deaf contestant to appear on the BBC show and used the platform to make history.

The 27-year-old called for British Sign Language (BSL) to become an official language.

And now it looks like it will be!

Giovanni Pernice and Rose Ayling-Ellis speaking on This Morning
Giovanni has always supported Rose (Credit: ITV)

Giovanni Pernice and Rose Ayling-Ellis

The British Sign Language Bill looks set to be given the green light by the Queen.

Delighted with the news, Giovanni took to Instagram sharing a post about the news.

The post read: The BSL Bill has now completed all the parliamentary stages in both Houses, and it is ready to receive Royal Assent.”

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In addition, it said: “[It] has passed its final reading in the House of Lords and set to be legally recognised as its own language.”

Gio tagged Rose in his Instagram Stories and wrote: “Be proud @roseaylingellis for what you have done.”

Rose also marked the achievement, saying on Instagram: “Go Lizzie [the Queen], sign that paper.”

She added celebration emojis.

Giovanni Pernice's Instagram post about the BSL bill
Giovanni congratulated Rose on her huge achievement (Credit: Instagram Stories)

The British Deaf Association says without legal protection, an interpreter is needed in medical and educational settings.

Rose told the BBC: “If I go to the doctor and there’s no interpreter it means I have to bring a family member with me. But I don’t want that, I want privacy.”

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In addition, UK government minister, Chloe Smith, said: “Legally recognising British Sign Language in Great Britain is a significant step towards ensuring that deaf people are not excluded from reaching their potential.”

The actress certainly reached her potential on Strictly.

Rose wowed the judges with her emotional performances, which often left the audience in tears.

Meanwhile, Giovanni adored his partner and learnt sign language to communicate with her.

Rose and Giovanni

The adorable pair were back in business at a BBC event on Monday (April 25).

The actress popped up on the dancer’s Instagram feed joking she couldn’t believe she was “falling for his old tricks” again.

Posing for what she thought was a selfie, the actress twigged and asked: “Are you filming?”

Laughing, Rose got her own back as she tried to take the phone out of Giovanni’s hand.

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