The Gogglebox cast started crying as they watched Rose Ayling-Ellis dance with Giovanni Pernice on Strictly Come Dancing.
Gogglebox returned with a Christmas special on Christmas Day (December 25) – and when the cast watched their silent dance – plenty of stars began to gush.
In November, Rose and Giovanni paid tribute to the deaf community by dancing to Clean Bandit’s Symphony – and they paused the music for 10 seconds and danced in silence.
EastEnders star Rose became the first deaf contestant to appear on the show and was crowned the winner in the grand finale.
Jenny started to cry as she sat on the sofa watching the routine with her best friend Lee.
She wiped the tears from her eyes as she said, “Oh, Christ.”
The Worthingtons were also looking for the tissue boxes – and Alison said, “Oh, this is moving. This is ridiculous.”
Sophie Sandiford said: “This is my favorite Strictly dance that I have ever watched.”
Her brother Pete, who recently became a dad, agreed, “I think this is the best ever.”
Stephen Webb admitted he was “smothered”.
“Sometimes it’s more than scores and notes and dances, sometimes it’s just a moment, and we just got that. Thank you very much,” Judge Motsi Mabuse said in the evening.
Giovanni told Heat: “This dance meant so much to us and we are so proud that we were able to show a glimpse into Rose’s world and represent the deaf community in this way.”
Rose and Giovanni won the show in December – and they chose to dance their silent symphonic routine for their Couple’s Choice.
After winning the show, Rose wrote a powerful Instagram post where she paid tribute to her dance partner.
She wrote: “I dedicate this post to the most wonderful human ever, Giovanni.
“The person who was there with me everyday for four months, who really knows what this trip has been for me, the reason why I have gained confidence in myself. He came into my world and got the best out of it. about me. I can’t thank enough for all the hard work and effort to make me the dancer that I am today. “
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