As Rose Ayling-Ellis’ hearing aid breaks, Giovanni Pernice of Strictly makes an urgent plea.


STRICTLY COME DANCING professional Giovanni Pernice has issued an urgent plea to the NHS after his partner Rose Ayling-Ellis’ hearing aid suddenly broke during rehearsals today.

Giovanni Pernice, 31, has taken to Instagram to issue an urgent plea to the NHS in order to get his Strictly Come Dancing 2021 partner Rose Ayling-Ellis, 26, a new hearing aid as soon as possible, after the essential device broke in training today. The Italian professional dancer spoke out on the situation alongside the EastEnders actress in view of his 525,000 Instagram followers.

He said: “Morning people, we have some news for you today.

“Tell them what happened,” the star told Rose.

Explaining further, Rose revealed: “This morning my hearing aid broke but I think it’s because I sweat so much it broke it.

“So I can’t hear anything at all.”

Giovanni then turned to the camera and exclaimed: “So, NHS, please be quick.

“We need it!”

Rose cheekily quipped: “It’s quite nice because I don’t have to hear his voice!”

Giovanni replied: “Yes, good luck to me!

“NHS, be quick!”

After trying to allow Rose to lip-read what he was saying without any success, the pair smiled, as Giovanni added: “Nope!”

Fortunately, Rose was quick to reassure her fans that there was no reason to worry as she re-posted Giovanni’s Instagram Story.

The star wrote: “Nobody need to panic, it’s a very normal life for deaf people.”

Rose is Strictly’s first ever deaf contestant.


The actress has played Frankie Lewis, the daughter of Mick Carter (played by Danny Dyer), in EastEnders since May 2020.

Rose recently informed Strictly fans about how deaf people experience music.

She explained to the BBC: “A lot of people think that deaf people can’t hear the music, enjoy the music, and enjoy dancing, so I thought it would be a good platform for me to break that stereotype.”

The star added to BBC News: “It is a common misconception that deaf people can’t enjoy music.

“I have a hearing aid, so I pick up some of the music and I can hear the beat.

“I can hear someone singing, but I can’t identify exact words. I also feel the vibrations.”

Rose continued: “I will be focusing on reading my partner’s body language plus counting in my head, which will help me with timing.

“So for me it’s a combination of everything.”

She added: “However, not all deaf people. “Brinkwire Summary News”.


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