Strictly Come Dancing star Rose Ayling-Ellis has been announced as the 2021 winner alongside professional partner Giovanni Pernice.
However, after performing three dances, the public picked their winners – Rose and Giovanni.
Rose and Giovanni win Strictly Come Dancing 2021
Speaking about their win, Giovanni gushed: “Thank you to this beautiful, young lady that made all my dreams come true. It’s took me seven years to win that thing [the Glitterball].
“You became the best dancer, the best teammate. Thank you for everything.”
Rose added: “I just want to say you’re so amazing, you pushed me to believe in myself more than I believe in myself.
“You are a wonderful friend. No matter what happens, no matter how busy we get, you’ve always got a piece of my heart.”
What did viewers think?
Viewers were emotional over Giovanni and Rose winning, with many crying tears of happiness.
One person said on Twitter: “Crying very happy tears, my favourite ever #Strictly partnership! I have loved this year more than any!”
Another wrote: “Tears have been shed and the mascara has run but wow, what a final! Both gorgeous couples. Congratulations Rose & Giovanni.”
A third added: “Me & my mum are in tears, congrats Rose & Giovanni!!! Massively deserve it.”
Others felt sad for John and Johannes, but praised them on Twitter.
One said: “I’m going to say this, I’m gutted for John and Johannes. They’ll always be my winners and will always have my heart.”
Another wrote: “John and Johannes did incredible. I’m so proud of them for being a same-sex pairing and reaching the final.”
A third tweeted: “A very well deserved second place to John and Johannes!”
AJ tore a ligament in her right ankle meaning she was left on crutches.
The pair remained hopeful they would be able to dance in the final, however, after a medical consultation it was decided they couldn’t.
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