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Entertainment Strictly's Giovanni Pernice shares video of partner's battered feet

19:06  18 september  2021
19:06  18 september  2021 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Tonight's pre-recorded episode of Strictly Come Dancing will reveal the dancers and their celebrity partners.

And just hours ahead of Saturday's premiere, pro dancer Giovanni Pernice shared a video of his celebrity partner's bruised and battered feet after a gruelling rehearsal.

With her face hidden, the 31-year-old captured the star barefoot on his Instagram Stories, drawing attention to cuts on her heels and bruises on her toes.

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'Ouch! Welcome to Strictly partner,' Giovanni captioned the footage that saw the star dressed in slinky black leggings and moving around in a circle on the spot.

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The female celebrities on this year's season of Strictly are TV presenter AJ Odudu, businesswoman Sara Davies, actress Katie McGlynn, Gordon Ramsay's daughter Tilly, actresses Rose Ayling-Ellis and Nina Wadia, as well as comedienne Judi Love.

Also joining the ladies are rugby player Ugo Monye, athlete Adam Peaty, actor Greg Wise, journalist Dan Walker, presenter Rhys Stephenson, TV chef John Waite, comedian Robert Webb and musician Tom Fletcher.

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The Strictly crew have been learning sign language as actress Rose, 26, who plays Frankie Lewis in BBC soap EastEnders, makes history as the show's first deaf contestant.

Executive producer Sarah James also confirmed that Rose will be accompanied by an interpreter both in rehearsals and during the live episodes.

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Speaking to the press, Sarah James said: 'I think already myself and the team have learned a lot from Rose. She's an amazing person, she is also very honest about what she needs and what we need to adapt, so it's been an ongoing conversation.

'All of the team are doing deaf awareness training, which has been brilliant, and we're learning some sign language, and that's been brilliant as well.'

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'Obviously, Rose will need an interpreter with her at all times so she will always have an interpreter with her in training. And then on the show, you may see an interpreter occasionally on camera – obviously she'll need somebody to interpret the judge's comments and her chats with Claudia (Winkleman).

'But other than that, I know that Rose is looking forward to the show just like everybody else and I can't wait to see what she does.'

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The actress previously said she hopes by taking part in Strictly she will 'break down barriers' for the deaf community.

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'To be the first deaf contestant on Strictly Come Dancing is sooooo exciting... and a little bit scary,' Rose said.

'It is the hardest secret I have ever had to keep so it feels amazing to finally have this out in the open.

'I hope I will do the deaf community proud and break down more barriers. But I am also very excited to learn an incredible new skill and even better I get to learn whilst wearing beautiful dresses made especially for me.'

Rose looks incredible in her eye-catching frock for her professional portrait, with her tresses transformed into glamorous tumbling curls, thanks to long hair extensions.

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Rose Ayline Ellis received a silent applause from the live audience as she became the first ever deaf contestant on Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday. After performing the Jive, the EastEnders actress, 26, made her way over to the judges where she was met by Tess Daly using sign language to applaud and congratulate her. Rose made history on the first live show of the series as she danced to Shake It Off by Taylor Swift with Giovanni Pernice.

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