Giovanni Pernice praises Rose as she recreates iconic Strictly lift with brother Jacob

BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing pro dancer Giovanni Pernice has praised his former dance partner Rose Ayling-Ellis after she recreated her iconic Strictly lift with brother Jacob.

Rose, 27, took to her Instagram to share with her 526k followers a photo of her posing in the iconic lift being as she's held by her brother Jacob on an idyllic beach setting.

And although the siblings looked the part recreating the Strictly move, they were not dressed in sequins and bling but instead wrapped up in coats and scarfs in the December chill.

The EastEnders star is all smiles as she holds on to the back of her brother’s shoulders with her legs are out straight.

She captioned the picture: “Strictly you're still not out of my system” followed by a laughing face emoji.

Her Strictly dance partner Giovanni, 31, was first to comment and praise the actress on her antics.

He wrote: “Well done!!!!” followed by four emoji faces surrounded by hearts.

Other members of the Strictly 2021 family also took to the post to praise Rose on her lift.

Strictly contestant AJ Odudu took to the comments box to share a laughing face emoji and three red heart emojis.

Pro dancer Nadiya Bychkova penned: “Champ” followed by three clapping hands emojis.

While other contestant Tilly Ramsay shared a laughing face and red heart emoji.

Rose and Giovanni were crowned the winners of Strictly 2021 earlier this month, making history with Rose being the forst ever deaf contestant to take part on the show.

The pair struck up a strong friendship during their time on Strictly, often gushing about each other. When they won, Giovanni had nothing but good things to say about his partner.

“Incredible, incredible. I have to say thank you to this beautiful young lady who made all my dreams come true," he said.

The pro dancer then broke down in tears as he continued: "You became the best dancer, the best team mate I could ask for. You are a dream Rose, you really are a dream. So thank you for everything, thank you!"

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While Rose sweetly added: "I just wanted to say, you are so amazing. You pushed me to believe in myself more than I believe in myself. You are an incredible teacher and not just that, you are a wonderful friend.

"We've gone through a lot and I just want you to know… no matter what happens, no matter how busy we get, I just want you to know… you've always got a piece of my heart. You really do."

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