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Giovanni Pernice thinks he's be a better Strictly Come Dancing judge than Anton Du Beke

Giovanni Pernice thinks he’s more qualified for the ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ judging panel than Anton Du Beke. The latest professional winner of the BBC One Latin and ballroom competition - who scooped up the Glitterball trophy with ‘EastEnders’ star Rose Ayling-Ellis - joked that he had a better track record than the new judge. who worked on the show for 18 years before slipping into the role left by Bruno Tonioli.
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Rose Ayling-Ellis supports Giovanni Pernice in sweet reunion amid Love Island romance news
EastEnders actress Rose Ayling-Ellis supported her former Strictly Come Dancing partner and pal at his show on Sunday.Their reunion came just weeks after Giovanni Pernice’s previous romance with a Love Island contestant was revealed.Giovanni, 31, is currently starring in a new show, Him and Me, with Strictly judge Anton Du Beke, 55.Rose, 27, took to Instagram on Sunday to share some hilarious snaps from their evening on Sunday.The actress jokingly attempted to imitate professional photos of the dancer in view of her 546,000 followers.One picture showed Rose staring straight down the camera lense with an intense glare.She stood with her hands on her hips, mocking Giovanni's strong stance, and didn’t stop there.Another snap showed Rose in a bowler hat, grinning widely at the camera, while doing an impression of Giovanni’s co-star Anton.Captioning the photo of the Strictly judge, she wrote: "You too @mrantondubeke."Rose also shared a video of Giovanni with a wavy filter set to the tune of Get Down On It by band Kool and The Gang.Giovanni also shared some funny footage of the pair in view of his 804,000 followers.The former dancing duo appeared to be fighting over a pen backstage, before Rose ended up suddenly snapping it. "There she is!!! @rosea,” Giovanni wrote in the caption.The cute stories come after Rose sent a sweet, supportive message to Giovanni last week - just hours after it was revealed he had reportedly gone on secret dates with Love Island's first deaf contestant, Tasha Ghouri.At the time, Rose shared a video of herself giving Giovanni a quick lesson on sign language.She wrote: “Love this video.
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Rose Ayling- Ellis reunites with Giovanni Pernice weeks after Love Island romance confirmed
Strictly winners Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice reunited on Sunday as the EastEnders actress supported her former partner at his show Him and Me, which he stars in with Anton Du Beke.MORE: Exclusive: Giovanni Pernice on fitness, his BAFTA win, and learning BSL thanks to Rose Ayling-EllisThe 27-year-old took to her Instagram Stories with hilarious posts from the evening as she attempted to imitate professional photos of the dancer.WATCH: Strictly's Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice get ready for the TV Baftas togetherIn one snap, Rose stared straight down the lens of the camera and looked very intense as she stood with her hands on her hips, copying Giovanni's strong stance.SEE: Love Island's first deaf contestant reveals special friendship with Rose Ayling-EllisREAD: Rose Ayling-Ellis hugs Giovanni Pernice so tight in new photo - but it's not what you think!In a second, Rose improvises and uses a telephone as a prop to copy a candid black-and-white shot of the Strictly star putting on his microphone. The pair have the best friendshipShe doesn't stop there, as the BBC star also managed to find a bowler hat and give a cheesy grin to the camera, this time imitating a smiley photo of Anton who also stars in the show.Captioning the photo of the Strictly judge she penned: "You too @mrantondubeke."Along with the hilarious snaps, the actress shared a video of Giovanni with a wavy filter, along with the song Get Down On It by band Kool and The Gang.
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Rose Ayling-Ellis reaches out to Giovanni Pernice after his secret dates with Love Island star revealed
Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice are the best of friends, having formed an incredible relationship during their time on Strictly Come Dancing.EXCLUSIVE: Giovanni Pernice on fitness, his BAFTA win, and learning BSL thanks to Rose Ayling-EllisThe stars went on to spend over four months together, from the moment they first met, to winning the show in December 2021, and then touring with the rest of the cast during the beginning of the year.WATCH: Strictly's Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice get ready for the TV Baftas togetherOn Wednesday, the EastEnders star sent him the sweetest public message, just hours after his secret dates with Love Island's first deaf contestant, Tasha Ghouri, were revealed by Mail Online.READ: The sweetest things Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice have said about each otherRELATED: Strictly Come Dancing 2022 rumoured contestants so farSharing a video of Rose giving Giovanni a quick, and funny, lesson on sign language, Rose told Giovanni: "Love this video. Have a wonderful opening night and I hope it goes well @giovannipernice." The couple recently won a BAFTA for their performance on StrictlyGiovanni was quick to react to the hilarious video, sharing it on his Instagram and simply adding laughing emojis.Wednesday was a big day for both Giovanni and Strictly's Anton Du Beke, as it was the opening night of their new show, Him & Me.Taking to Instagram following the successful opening, Giovanni and Anton said: "We just finished opening night.
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Strictly judge Anton Du Beke's fans made awkward error with his royal lookalike wife
Anton Du Beke’s wife Hannah Summers has previously been mistaken for a member of the Royal Family.The surprising comparison between the Strictly Come Dancing judge’s wife and the royal has been made a number of times on social media.Anton, 55, and Hannah, 46, keep their lives fairly private, and it is perhaps because of that reason that she is sometimes mixed up with a certain royal. As fans do know so little about the Strictly star’s wife, when she is photographed some confuse her with Sophie, Countess of Wessex. The Countess of Wessex is the wife of Prince Edward and bears a striking resemblance to businesswoman Hannah.Back in 2018, when Hannah appeared on Michael McIntyre's Big Show, one viewer tweeted: “I’m sure Anton du Beke’s wife is married to Prince Edward.” Another added: “Was tryna think who Anton’s wife looks like, then it come to me… “Prince Edward’s missus The Duchess of Wessex #DeadRinger.” (sic) A third agreed, commenting: “Anton du Beke's wife looks like royalty!!”Anton married wife Hannah back in 2017, and the couple share two children together. The star has been a dancer on Strictly for many years, but began his career as a judge on the show last year.Anton is also set to return to the judging panel once more again this year, after he proved a popular choice with the public and his fellow cast members. Outside of his busy career, Anton enjoys spending time at home in Buckinghamshire with his wife Hannah and their adorable twins.Anton met his wife in 2010 when they were attending a dinner as members of the local golf club.Hannah is a successful business woman and Chief Marketing Officer at leading mobile network security company AdaptiveMobile.The pair got married in secret five years ago and welcomed
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'Wishing you all the best' Motsi Mabuse reacts to Strictly Come Dancing panel news
Motsi Mabuse, 41, penned earlier today a heartfelt message on social media after Bruno Tonioli confirmed he will not be returning to Strictly Come Dancing in 2022.The Italian judge announced his departure today alongside Michelle Ackerley and Ronan Keating on The One Show, explaining he wouldn't be returning due to the "travel situation" as he lives in the US. In view of her 529,000 Instagram followers, Motsi thanked Bruno for his “kindness and warmth” when she joined the BBC programme.Sharing two pictures of her time on Strictly, Motsi wished him “all the best” in the future.She said: “Last year’s series of Strictly was one of the highlights of my career, it has had such a real impact to us all which has been incredible to witness.“I am so proud to be a part of this show and I am so looking forward to returning for my fourth series! @bbcstrictly !!A post shared by Motsi Mabuse (@motsimabuse)“I sincerely want to Thank you @brunotonioliofficial for your kindness and warmth , I came in and I was met with such love.”The professional dancer added: “Wishing you all the best!!!!!!!”In her post, Motsi also admitted she was excited to be back on the judging panel for a new series alongside her co-stars - Anton Du Beke, Shirley Ballas and Craig Revel Horwood.She wrote: “It’s so exciting to be back !!!!!!!!!!“Can’t wait to see you all @shirleyballas @mrantondubeke @craigrevel & what 2022 has in store for us ……… seriously how do you top 2021.” (sic)Motsi concluded her message with the hashtags “#strictly”, “#strictlycomedancing” and “#strictlycomedancing2022”.Fans of the Strictly judge rushed to the post’s comments section to show their support as they shared their excitement for the upcoming series.Jamiedavy_ said: “I can’t wait
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Strictly’s Bruno Tonioli ‘quits BBC show after 18 years to focus on US series’
Strictly Come Dancing judge Bruno Tonioli has reportedly quit his role on the show to focus on new projects.The Italian star has been a key part of the judging line-up on the hit BBC show for 18 years, taking a break the last two years due to travel restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic.Bruno, 66, is now set to concentrate his efforts on US series Dancing With The Stars instead of returning to the UK version of the show, where former Strictly Professional Anton Du Beke has been filling in for him.A source told The Daily Mail: "Bruno has quit the show for good. He's going to be a judge only on Dancing With The Stars from now on."Bruno was unable to travel during the pandemic leaving Anton to star in his place alongside head judge Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood and Motsi Mabuse.The popular former dancer has previously easily fulfilled both roles in the UK and the US, having been a judge on Dancing With The Stars since the show began back in 2005.A replacement for Bruno is yet to be announced but Anton, 55, is a firm favourite thanks to his popularity with fans during his stint last year.Anton recently talked about his change of role on the show during his An Audience With…tour in Dunstable.He said: “In the early days I would be down the front.
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Strictly's Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice reunite at TV BAFTAs in sweet moment
Strictly Come Dancing winners Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice have reunited at this year's TV BAFTAs, ahead of their Must-See Moment nomination.Cuddling up to each other for a sweet reunion snap, Rose, 27, looked incredible in a silk navy-hued black gown, while Giovanni, 31, donned a suave suit.The pair were attending the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards at The Royal Festival Hall on Sunday (May 8).Rose, who plays Frankie on EastEnders, looked elegant and timeless as she walked the red carpet with her dance partner on her arm.Her figure-hugging dress trailed behind her on the red carpet that she walked upon, while slick Giovanni was suited and booted in a black tuxedo.The pair chose outfits that complimented each other perfectly, in the hopes that they would be scooping up a coveted award this evening.Fans were overjoyed to see the dancing duo reunite at the BAFTAs this evening, with many taking to Twitter to gush over the 2021 Strictly winners."Rose and Giovanni look so gorgeous," said one.Another added: "Rose and Giovanni!!! They're the only reason I'm getting through this day tbh."Rose was the first ever deaf contestant to win the BBC dancing programme alongside professional dance partner Giovanni.One of their famous dances from the series saw the couple perform in silence when they paused the music as a tribute to the deaf community.And this dance was up for one of the coveted gongs at the awards among six nominees.While on the judging panel, professional dancer Anton Du Beke said that the dance was "the greatest thing he's ever seen on the show".
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GMB turns frosty as Susanna Reid shuts down her co-star Ed Balls on ITV show
Good Morning Britain star Susanna Reid brutally snubbed her co-host Ed Balls when the former MP tried dancing with her on camera.Susanna hosted the hit ITV breakfast show alongside former MP Ed on Tuesday (April 26), but it seemed like their relationship suffered a strain during the programme.She was back at the helm after leaving the studio to report live from the Polish-Ukrainian border on Monday, which meant Richard Madeley hosted the show solo.However, it seemed Susanna's return didn't come without an awkward on-air moment or two.That's because former Strictly star Ed tried to dance with her to Psy's viral 2013 hit Gangnam Style, which he famously danced to on the 2016 series of the BBC One show.Sadly for Ed, though, he was brutally rejected by Susanna who told him: "Less of that, I think."The cringe-inducing moment came during Richard Arnold's entertainment slot, where he discussed Anton Du Beke's future as a Strictly judge.Ed was clearly in his element with the Strictly theme playing in the background and started shaking his hips.Richard quipped that "all four of us have PTSD now," before Ranvir Singh said: "That's what the coffee did."Then Gangnam Style came on, and Ed tried to dance up close to Susannah, but she wasn't impressed.She quickly shifted away from her co-host and ask him: "I beg your pardon?" before telling him she didn't recognise his moves.There's MUCH more where that came from! Want all the jaw-dropping stories from the world of showbiz and up to the minute news from TV and soaps?Well, we've got you covered with our showbiz, TV and soaps newsletters - they'll drop straight into your inbox and you can unsubscribe whenever you like.We'll bring you the inside track from telly expert Ed Gleave and soap
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Strictly's Anton Du Beke and The Chase's Mark Labbett clash in tense swipe
Anton Du Beke was not prepared for one of Mark Labbett's famous insults as he appeared on The Chase Celebrity Special on Saturday (April 23).The 55-year-old was first up to face the chaser better known at The Beast on the popular quiz show.Up to his usual tricks, Mark was on fine form as he took to his seat on the gameshow while dishing out the insults to the professional dancer.The BBC ballroom expert explained that he'd met the might Beast before when he'd previously appeared on the programme and that it didn't end well.Digging his claws in while interjecting, Mark told the dancer: This is going to be just like Strictly, you haven't won that either."Looking red faced, Anton leaped to hug host Bradely Walsh declaring his feelings had been hurt.Getting back to the game, Anton wished his opponent well as they went head-to-head.The Glitzy TV personality managed to successfully answer four questions correctly in the cash builder.Putting a number of tempting offers on the table, The Beast encouraged the Anton to take a risk and play for the larger £20,000 amount.However, many of Anton's teammates urged him to take the lesser amount instead.Actor Ad Edmondson and impressionist Alistair McGown joked he wasn't good enough, while DJ Sarah-Jane Crawford backed her team mate.The Strictly star took his teams advice and played it safe - opting for the £4,000.It proved to be the right choice as Anton aced his round and made it back for the final round.In fact all stars of the celebrity special went on to have fluent and faultless games against The Beast who even admitted he "couldn't have caught any of them". With £113,000 to play for in the prize fund, it proved to be a tense match.
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EastEnders' Rose Ayling-Ellis gushes over Hollywood stars after sweet Strictly tribute
EastEnders actress Rose Ayling-Ellis has thanked Hollywood stars Tom Hiddleston and Hannah Waddingham in a gushing post, after they paid a sweet tribute to the Strictly Come Dancing winner.Rose lifted the glitterball trophy alongside professional partner Giovanni Pernice in 2021, after the couple danced their way to the final with a series of stunning performances.Their Romeo and Juliet routine to Clean Bandit's Symphony included 10 seconds of silence to highlight what life is like for Rose and other deaf people, leaving viewers and the judging panel in tears, including Anton Du Beke who described it as one of the best performances in the show's history.The routine is now nominated for Virgin Media's must see TV moment of the year at the BAFTA TV Awards 2022, and speaking in a BAFTA video, Marvel actor Tom Hiddleston described it as "the live event of the year".He said: "Rose Ayling-Ellis when she danced on Strictly and the music dropped out, that for me was the live event of the year."Ted Lasso and Game Of Thrones star Hannah Waddingham also paid a sweet tribute to Rose's achievements on the dancing competition, adding: "She was so beautiful in every way and her and Giovanni's chemistry and the change in him through the whole program, actually it makes me emotional thinking about it now."You could see that man being engulfed by who she was, what she was achieving, what she brought to the table and what a pleasure to just meet her just now."After a fan shared the video with Rose Ayling-Ellis on Twitter, the EastEnders actress gushed about the comments made by the two Hollywood stars, thanking them in a post saying: "Awww such lovely kind words from two absolute legends.
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Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz's 'very special' twinning wedding outfits
Brooklyn Beckham, 23, and actress Nicola Peltz, 27, enjoyed a three-day wedding celebration that began with a rehearsal dinner on Friday 8 April, but did you know they had a twinning moment?MORE: Brooklyn Beckham's £3m oceanfront wedding was wildly different from Victoria and David'sThe chef's parents David and Victoria Beckham had two matching outfits for their wedding day in 1999 – one cream design and another purple Antonio Berardi ensemble – so perhaps their eldest son was inspired to do the same at his own nuptials. Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltzs wedding: Everything you need to knowHolly Willoughby stuns in ski gear as she shares glimpse at Freeze the Fear with Wim HoffSheinelle Jones and Carson Daly stand in for Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush HagerLeAnn Rimes drives fans wild in barely-there dress – and wait til you see her legs!Anton Du Beke shows off incredible living roomSean Penn and Charlize Theron grace the red carpet togetherStrictlys Karen Hauer causes a stir in fitness video with new boyfriend14 times Disney Princess characters inspired us with their acts of kindnessWATCH: Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz are married! Inside epic $3. 5m weddingDesigned by Dior's Kim Jones, the designer responsible for Brooklyn, David, Romeo and Cruz's wedding tuxedos, Nicola and Brooklyn chose "really special" matching suits for the occasion.
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