Professional dancer Giovanni Pernice appeared to be fairly anxious on Monday after his partner Rose Ayling-Ellis compared her dance moves to comical character Mr Bean.
Rose Ayling-Ellis, EastEnders’ star and prerecorded launch of Strictly Come Dancing, made it clear that Pernice was not at ease. She admitted that she only has two left feet.
Uploading a short video of herself and Giovanni on her Instagram stories, Rose said to her fans: “Hello I’m Mr Bean,” after her dance partner introduced her as the funny character.
“And I’m proud to dance like Mr Bean,” She added.
Looking fairly confused, Giovanni asked: “Are you?”
But Rose appeared fairly adamant and replied: “Yeah and on Saturday it will be a sassy Mr Bean.”
Worried, the dance professional replied: “And you think it’s going to work, yeah?”
Giggling, Rose then said: “No. But it will work, it will work! It’s ok.”
But by the end of the short clip, Giovanni cracked the whip and commanded the actress to “practice”.
Rose, a deaf contestant on Strictly, made history this year.
The star spoke out before her partner was revealed at Saturday’s launch about how proud she is to have broken new ground for both the programme and the whole deaf community.
Rose mentioned that she has received positive feedback from the deaf community and is happy to represent them.
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Rose will be accompanied throughout her appearance on the show by an interpreter.
The star received praises from viewers back home last weekend. Some loved the fact that she was paired with Giovanni, an Italian stallion.
Fans took to Twitter to express their delight.
One fan wrote: “Enjoyed all the #Strictly pairings. Not sure which ones will be great at dancing, but they all seem like they’re having a good time. Do have a soft spot for Rose and Gio though as they are so lovely together.”
Another said: “I absolutely adore rose and gio too, they already look really wonderful together.”
Meanwhile a third excited viewer chimed: “This is going to be a FAB series, so many great pairings! Calling it now. Rose to win.”
Strictly Come Dancing continues Saturday on BBC One