Gogglebox cast in tears over Rose and Giovanni's silent Strictly dance 8 months ago

Gogglebox cast in tears over Rose and Giovanni's silent Strictly dance

We weren't the only ones moved by Rose and Giovanni.

Last weekend, viewers were wowed as Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice took to the floor with their powerful couple's choice dance.

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The performance saw Rose pay tribute to the deaf community, and at one stage, the music stopped completely, giving the audience an insight into how Rose experiences dancing.

Gogglebox viewers had the opportunity to relive the inspiring dance, as the UK's couch critics reacted to last weekend's Strictly.

Even before they started dancing, the Goggleboxers shared their support for Rose.

Jenny told her pal Lee that Rose is her favourite, while Julie Malone said she was an "inspiration".

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In her pre-dance interview, the EastEnders star said that she was proud of herself, and Stephen Webb added: "We're all proud of you, sweetheart."

As the dance kicked off, the families cheered her on, however, when the music stopped, the impact of the dance dawned on them.

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Sophie Sandiford pointed at the TV and exclaimed: "They've stopped the music!"

Jenny and Lee had both tears in their eyes, and when the music returned the former shouted: "Get in there!"

As the dance continued, many of the Gogglebox families were moved to tears, and described it as "incredible" and "beautiful".

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Sophie added that "You can't help but smile while watching this."

When Giovanni told Rose that he loves her, Jenny joked about a potential wedding and asked Lee: "Do you think I should be buying a hat?"

Indeed, Rose and Giovanni have been winning fans throughout their Strictly Come Dancing journey, and they're popular with the judges too. For last week's performance, they earned 39 points, as well as a standing ovation from Shirley Ballas.

Anton Du Beke said that it was the "greatest thing" he had seen from a contestant, while Craig Revel Horwood called it "fabulous".