Strictly Come Dancing ‘s Rose Ayling Ellis’ boyfriend is reportedly concerned over her close bond with professional dance partner Giovanni Pernice.
The duo are currently competing together on the BBC ballroom dancing show where they are one of the favourites to win, however it seems that they could be closer than Rose’s boyfriend would like.
New magazine reported that there are some alarm bells ringing over how Rose’s partner of seven years Samuel Arnold is feeling about their connection.
A source told the magazine: “Pals worry it’s hard for her boyfriend. He’s delighted for her, of course – she’s the star of the show.
“But there are concerns he is raising an eyebrow at their closeness. Rose and Giovanni have got a special kind of magic nobody could imagine. It’s very rare.”
Rose and Samuel have been in a relationship with each other for seven years.
The source added: “Rose is very focused and wants to win, but she and Giovanni are getting closer and closer.
“You can see from the praise they’re giving each other and the open compliments about how proud they are of each other.”
Rose is Strictly’s first ever deaf contestant and she has explained how she uses the beat of the music and counting to stay in time.
While they are performing, the judges and anyone in the studio are asked not to clap so Rose can concentrate.
Giovanni and Rose have been able to incorporate British Sign Language (BSL) into their routines as well as wowing viewers just two weeks ago when they included a silent section in their dance so everyone understood how Rose performed.
Following the powerful performance Giovanni whispered to Rose ‘I love you’.
Later on he praised his partner by saying: “A moment that will remain forever in my heart. You really are a ROLE MODEL!”
Giovanni has mentioned before that since starting the show this year he has been learning BSL while teaching Rose to dance.
The source went on: “Rose has taught Giovanni a lot – they’re teaching each other a lot of things. It’s sweet to see.”
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Giovanni apologised to Rose for making a small mistake but she quickly reassured her partner that it’s all about enjoyed themselves.
The BSL Courses website said they had seen a 2,844% increase in signups for their free trial training programmes since Rose started competing in Strictly.
Strictly Come Dancing airs Saturdays and Sundays on BBC1.