Rose Ayling-Ellis breaks silence as Giovanni Pernice 'quits' Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly Come Dancing champion Rose Ayling-Ellis has broken her silence on the alleged departure of her dance partner Giovanni Pernice from the BBC show.

A source reportedly stated that Giovanni is keen on exploring new possibilities, though the BBC hasn't formally addressed the Italian stud's participation in the upcoming line-up.

The insider remarked to The Sun: "Gio feels the scrutiny on him has become too much, and now is the time to make a fresh start. He wants to focus on other TV projects, and feels he's achieved all he can on Strictly, having won the trophy back in 2021 and reaching the final an unprecedented four times.

"He remains adamant he's done nothing wrong other than being a hard taskmaster, but knows his style of training isn't to everyone's liking - especially in this day and age."

Meanwhile, Rose has engagingly revealed her latest venture on social media reports the Daily Star, notably sidestepping any comments regarding Giovanni.

Instead, she excitedly informed fans about her role in the forthcoming revenge thriller Reunion at the BBC. Filming is under way in Yorkshire, where she will be seen sharing screen space with Matthew Gurney, Lara Peake, Anne-Marie Duff and Eddie Marsan in this intriguing new drama series.

Revealing the exciting news via her Instagram account, Ellie Leach was immediately supported by her fellow Strictly stars. She penned: "I'm thrilled to be joining William Mager's Reunion and to have the opportunity to work with such an accomplished cast, who I've admired for a long time. This project is incredibly special, particularly in the context of better representation for the deaf community on TV."

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Ex-BBC Breakfast host Dan Walker swiftly posted a response on her post, exclaiming: "YES ROSE! ! " Rhys Stephenson also chimed in with a line of clapping emojis demonstrating his approval in the comment section. Professional dance partners Karen Hauer and Luba Mushtuk didn't hesitate in extending their support either, with Luba asserting that she is "proud" of EastEnders' star Rose.

Rose later used her Instagram stories to express her delight at the representation of the deaf community in Netflix's new period drama series 'Bridgerton'. She shared with her fans: "How delightful! " along with a sticker of a gloved hand waving.

Sophie Woolley, another deaf actress, plays Lady Stowell, known as the "deaf society mama" in the new series. Sophie also took to her own social media to praise the team she worked with.

Sophie wrote: "Celebrating Bridgerton season 3 day! So thrilled to join the Ton this season as Lady Stowell - a Regency Deaf society mama of debutante, Miss Stowell, played by the wonderful Kitty Devlin. It has been a joy working alongside her and such a skilled and talented team.."

She added: "First shout outs to my agent @agentmford @hatch_talent including Lucy and Sophie, to @shondaland and to the brilliant The Deaf Set @thedeafset for their support during the shoot including @duchess_of_harrow... Bridgerton3 part 1 is on Netflix now and part 2 releases on 13 June. The leads @nicolacoughlan and @lukenewtonuk are [fire emoji]."

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