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Strictly star Rose Ayling-Ellis gets emotional as she admits: ‘I don’t want it to end’

She's reached the quarter-finals with Giovanni

Strictly Come Dancing star Rose Ayling-Ellis made an emotional appearance on BBC Two spin-off It Takes Two last night (December 1).

Rose was on the show chatting to host Janette Manrara and was accompanied by her pro partner Giovanni Pernice.

And, at one point, she admitted she was getting “emotional” as she spoke about the show.

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Strictly star Rose got a little emotional on It Takes Two last night (Credit: BBC)

Why did Strictly star Rose get emotional?

Rose got emotional as she spoke about her time on the show coming to an end.

Read more: Strictly fans delighted as Rose and Giovanni head to the quarter-finals

Of course, Strictly reaches the quarter-final stage this weekend, so there are only three live shows left – if Rose manages to stay the distance, that is.

Speaking about it to Janette, Rose welled up, and left viewers at home feeling much the same.

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Giovanni spoke of his ‘pride’ for his celebrity partner (Credit: BBC)

What did Rose say on It Takes Two last night?

Janette asked: “We need to celebrate you made it to the quarter-finals! How do you feel about coming so far in the competition?”

Rose said: “It’s just so nice. But I really don’t want it to end.”

Read more: John Whaite forced to skip Strictly training as he struggles with ‘painful’ injury days before live show

Welling up, she continued: “Every time I think of it I get really emotional. I try not to think about it and just enjoy it in the moment.

“I just don’t want it to end. I want to carry on forever.”

Janette then asked Giovanni if he was proud of Rose.

As an emotional Rose turned to her pro partner, he said: “I am, I am very proud of her.”

Gio added: “Listen, she is a fantastic student, she listens to me. I know I can be horrible sometimes because this is the nature of the job.

“But the fact that she loves it so much, and she’s become a very good dancer.”

What are Rose and Gio dancing this weekend?

Rose and Gio will come out fighting this Saturday (December 4) for a spot in the semi-final.

The couple are dancing an American Smooth to Natalie Williams’ This Will Be (Everlasting Love).

Strictly Come Dancing is on BBC One Saturday (December 4) at 6.40pm.

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