Strictly It Takes Two viewers sobbing as Giovanni Pernice and Rose Ayling-Ellis left in tears over his emotional confession
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It Takes Two viewers sobbing as Giovanni Pernice makes confession about Rose Ayling-Ellis

Praised her as 'the most beautiful thing that ever happened in my entire life'

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Giovanni Pernice and Rose Ayling-Ellis moved Strictly It Takes Two viewers to tears last night (Friday December 17).

The pair, tipped heavily by the bookies to win the Strictly Come Dancing 2021 final, were also left sobbing.

That’s because of a special moment that went down between the two as Giovanni paid emotional tribute to his partner.

He admitted that Rose has been the “most beautiful thing that ever happened in my entire life”.

Rose Ayling-Ellis is so highly regarded by her dance partner giovanni pernice
Rose Ayling-Ellis is so highly regarded by her dance partner (Credit: BBC iPlayer)

What did Giovanni Pernice say and do to Rose Ayling-Ellis on It Takes Two?

Ahead of this weekend’s final, Giovanni and Rose both broke down as he reflected on their BBC run together.

The Italian gushed about how privileged he was to have worked with the EastEnders actress.

Giovanni pernice said he is "very grateful and very privileged" to dance with Rose
Giovanni said he is “very grateful and very privileged” to dance with Rose (Credit: BBC iPlayer)

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He insisted the sky is the limit for anything Rose may wish to achieve in the future.

Giovanni said: “Personally I think Rose deserves the most beautiful things in the world. She just realised that she can do everything she wants.”

Giovanni Pernice and Rose: Viewers were moved to tears by the tribute
Viewers were moved to tears by the tribute (Credit: BBC iPlayer)

‘We made a big impact’

The couple have been tipped to emerge victorious ever since their affecting ‘silent’ dancing moment, hailed by many viewers as a TV highlight of the year.

And Giovanni referenced how they had been appreciated by audiences as he continued with his heartfelt words.

You are the most beautiful thing that ever happened in my entire life.

He continued: “I think we made a big impact. You are the most beautiful thing that ever happened in my entire life so I’m very grateful and very privileged to be the one able to do the journey with you. So, thank you.”

A visibly moved Rose wiped away tears and later embraced Giovanni.

Giovanni Pernice and Rose hugged, too
Giovanni Pernice and Rose hugged, too (Credit: BBC iPlayer)

How did viewers react?

It Takes Two viewers admitted on social media how they were in bits over Giovanni’s words.

One fan tweeted: “Rose and Gio making me sob I’ve loved their friendship soo much.”

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“Was it just me who cried their eyes out at Rose and Giovanni on #ItTakesTwo?” asked another.

And someone else wrote: “Cried my way through #ItTakesTwo and Rose and Giovanni have my heart.”

Another tweeted: “Sobbing watching #ItTakesTwo Rose and Gio just give me pure joy and I don’t know how to deal with the emotion.”

Rose and Giovanni face off against John Whaite and Johannes Radebe for the Glitterball trophy after AJ Odudu withdrew due to injury.

Strictly Come Dancing: The Final airs tonight, Saturday December 18, on BBC One at 7.10pm.

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