Strictly dances this week: Rose Ayling Ellis and Giovanni Pernice
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Strictly fans delighted as Giovanni and Rose’s dance is revealed for this weekend

Will the couple's dance fire them into this year's semi-finals?

The Strictly dances for this week have been revealed, and fans are over the moon for Giovanni Pernice and Rose Ayling-Ellis.

The fan favourites are going to be performing an American Smooth to the tune of ‘This Will Be (Everlasting Love)’ by Natalie Cole – and Strictly Come Dancing fans can’t wait!

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Strictly Come Dancing is hotting up as the show hurtles towards this weekend’s quarter-finals. Five couples are left, including fan favourites Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice.

In a video posted on the official Strictly Come Dancing Twitter and Instagram, the couple’s dances for the upcoming show were confirmed.

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“Five couples, five fabulous routines,” the caption on the video read. “Find out what’s in store for the Strictly Quarter Final.”

What dance will Rose and Giovanni perform this weekend?

In the video, Rose and Giovanni can be seen walking past each other and high-fiving as it’s announced that they’ll be performing an American Smooth.

Fans of Strictly Come Dancing raced to the comments and replies to express their excitement.

Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice speaking to the judges on Strictly Come Dancing
Rose and Giovanni will be performing an American Smooth this weekend (Credit: BBC)

What did Strictly Come Dancing fans say?

“I’m so excited for Rose and Giovanni I can’t explain it,” one fan commented on Instagram.

“Bursting to see Rose and Gio dance to this beautiful song. Words are amazing,” another wrote.

“ROSE AND GIOVANNI I’M SO EXCITED!!!” a third practically shouted in the comment section.

“Rose and Giovanni American Smooth to that song… heart just skipped a beat,” one fan tweeted.

“Oh man, Rose and Gio will/should smash this one,” another Strictly fan said.

It wasn’t just Rose and Giovanni that fans were excited for, though. Many were also excited to watch AJ Odudu and Kai Widdrington perform a Salsa to ‘Rhythm is Gonna Get You’ by Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine.

AJ and Kai speaking to judges on Strictly Come Dancing
Fans can’t wait for AJ and Kai’s Salsa either (Credit: BBC)

What else did the Strictly Come Dancing fans say?

“AJ AND KAI GLORIA ESTEFAN SALSA NO ONE MOVE,” one excited Strictly Come Dancing fan wrote.

“Cannot wait for AJ and Kai’s salsa! Excellent song!!” another viewer said.

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“I’m so excited for AJ and Kai I love them,” a third said.

Strictly dances this week

The Strictly Come Dancing video also confirmed that John Whaite and Johannes Radebe will be performing a Salsa, and Dan Walker and Nadiya Bychovka will perform a Tango. Rhys Stephenson and Nancy Xu will perform an Argentine Tango to Phil Collins’ iconic hit, ‘In the Air Tonight’.

Strictly Come Dancing is down to the final five following Tilly Ramsay and Nikita Kuzmin‘s exit from the show on Sunday night (November 28).

Tilly and Nikita went up against Rhys and Nancy in the dance-off, but the judges were unanimous in their decision to save Rhys and Nancy.

Strictly Come Dancing continues on BBC One and BBC iPlayer at 6.40 pm on Saturday, December 4.

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