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Strictly Come Dancing's Rose Ayling-Ellis replaces partner Giovanni Pernice ahead of tour
Strictly Come Dancing tour.The EastEnders actress recently made history as the first deaf contestant to win the BBC show.The 27-year-old is currently paired with Giovanni, 31, for when the tour begins on Thursday.However, the Strictly winner was spotted dancing with her co-star John Whaite today.The Strictly tour host Janette Manrara joked the cast had "gone mad" after members of the group swapped their dance partners.Tilly Ramsay, who will be partnered with Nikita Kuzmin, started practising the Waltz with Johannes Radebe's partner John Whaite.Then Maisie Smith, who is paired up with Kai Widdrington, danced with The Wanted's Max George, whose pro dance partner is Katya Jones.In a candid clip, a confused Janette commented: "What is actually happening? The couples have all gone mad.They've all swapped around."It's the craziest partner swap ever."The eagerly-awaited tour starts kicks off in Birmingham on Thursday after which Strictly fans all over the country will be able to watch their favourite stars in action.The cheeky Strictly swap comes just days after Giovanni joked that Rose had "pulled out of the tour".The Italian-born dancer took to the picture-sharing site and cleared up the claims in a candid clip at the weekend.In view of his 792,000 followers, Giovanni could be seen sitting on a coach as he spoke into his camera phone.He began: "Good morning lovely people. Just a quick message to clarify all the rumours that are going around at the moment.Lorraine Kelly sends support to David Baddiel over family heartbreak[LATEST]Eamonn Holmes speaks out about replacing Simon McCoy on GB News[TV]Deborah James in cancer update after being 'rushed' into surgery[HEALTH]"Yes, it's true.
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'Forget Nikita!' Tilly Ramsay replaces Strictly pro with her 'new favourite partner’
Strictly contestants embarked on yet another gruelling day of rehearsals today.The BBC contestant joked that she had found a new favourite - and it was not her former dance partner Nikita Kuzmin.In a clip posted to Amy's Instagram story, Tilly appeared to have worked up a sweat as she expressed having had "the most fun" working with the professional dancer."We have the most fun…," the Strictly star gleefully said."We have the best time.""My new favourite dance partner"The Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour starts on January 20 and will run for 33 dates until February 13.The nationwide tour includes this year's Strictly contestants including Bake Off star John Whaite, presenter AJ Odudu, and the BBC show winner EastEnders star Rose Ayling-Ellis, who will join Tilly on the road for the live shows.Gordon Ramsay's daughter will once again hit the stage with her dance partner Nikita, who helped the chef sail all the way through to Week 10 of the BBC competition.After finding herself in her third dance-off against Rhys Stephenson during Movie Week, Tilly and Nikita were sent packing by show judges Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas, Cynthia Erivo and Anton Du Beke.Ahead of her exit, The Matilda & The Ramsay Bunch author gave a heartfelt speech as her father Gordon broke down in tears."I'd just like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has made this an amazing, positive journey for me," Tilly told Strictly presenter Tess Daly."From everyone here to backstage, wardrobe, makeup and camera crew.
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'It can be lonely' Gordon Ramsay's daughter Holly opens up on impact of one year sobriety
Donny Osmond's wife sent threatening letters when relationship exposed"I'm able to have more fun and I'm in control," she explained on her Story, in view of her 287,000 followers.Gordon's daughter also acknowledged that mixing antidepressants with alcohol didn't work well."I made the decision, I put my physical and mental health first," she added.But while her health is now better after the change, Holly admitted not drinking at her age "can be lonely"."It's such a big part of our social lives, but you will find the right people who don't even care that you're not drinking and are just happy you're with them," she added.Holly went on to say she was in the best place she had ever been in mentally.After marking her one year of being sober, many of Holly's fans flocked to her post to send their support.Her dad Gordon told her she was "an incredible young lady" who made him proud.Strictly's John Whaite shares candid post about 'life-changing' trip [INSTAGRAM]‘Looks like a skip!’ James Martin swipes at Jodie Kidd over her car [WATCH]Martin Roberts on Carol Kirkwood's 'lovely text' after stripping off [REVEALED]Tilly Ramsay also wrote: "So proud of you."Holly has since been giving fans an insight into her idyllic views on holiday in the Maldives.The influencer posed up a storm in a series of bikinis as she put her jaw-dropping body centre-stage.In her latest snap, she stunned in a red bikini as she went for a dip in the sea.She commented: "I’m back home now but let’s pretend I’m still here."Holly is one of Gordon's five children with his wife Tana Ramsay.The couple tied the knot back in 1996 after meeting through a friend.Along with Holly and Tilly, they have children; Oscar, Megan and Jack.
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Strictly's John Whaite shares 'life-changing' decision after 'dropping out' of dream job
Strictly Come Dancing star John Whaite has opened up with his followers, as he shared a painful memory.The star, who is preparing for the Strictly tour, posted on his Instagram about this earlier today.John admitted how he had once been on another path before he fell ill with pneumonia.The Bake Off winner was training to become a barrister when this happened.Posting today, he admitted this led to him making a “life-changing” decision.The Strictly finalist penned: “It’s 3 years since I took a life-changing trip to work on a farm (@barriere.raven.ridge.farms) in Canada.“I was studying to become a barrister but got pneumonia and severe depression and had to drop out.“I took the trip because it was the only thing that gave me any sense of life and purpose - any sense of something more than merely functioning as a physiological entity.”John went on to add how he’s so pleased he made the decision when he did.He continued: “3 years later I’m so grateful that I listened to my soul and went.“And while I know I speak from privilege and was lucky that my job and lack of responsibility enabled me to travel, I would still recommend you do whatever you can to pull yourself out of whatever rut you find yourself in.“It’s scary and it’s uncomfortable, but if it saves your life, and even makes your life and outlook better, then bloody do it.”He then urged his fans to “take that leap” and make a bold decision.Many of John’s followers were quick to respond to his moving post, calling him “brave.”Strictly professional Nancy Xu replied: “This is so beautiful.”Finlay0901 added: “We are all glad you took the leap!”Bake Off star Antony_amourdoux commented: “Needed to read this now! Thanks John.”John is soon to be returning to the Strictly
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'100 per cent air' Giovanni Pernice mocked by Strictly co-star over shirtless pic
Strictly Come Dancing this year with his partner Rose Ayling-Ellis.The star is also known for keeping his fans up to date with his latest career choices and what he’s been up to.This week was no different as he shared a shot of him modelling shirtless on Monday.However, it was the caption to the snap that left him being teased by his co-star Oti Mabuse.Alongside the black and white snap, Giovanni wrote: “Before the [hamburger emoji]!!”Oti then cheekily responded: “Is your burger 100% air?”Her hilarious reply received 545 likes with plenty of the star’s followers loving her response.Giovanni’s pals also responded to the snap, with Karen Hauer quipping: “Show us now please.”While Arlene Phillips wrote: “Great photo. Looking oh so Movie star style.Suits you.”Other Strictly stars including Cameron Lombard liked the post as well.Rose and Giovanni will soon be back dancing together as they head on a UK tour.The pair wowed judges and audiences at home with their impressive dancing skills across the competition.They were crowned the winners back on December 18, beating John Whaite and Johannes Radebe.Both dancers were ecstatic to win the show, with Giovanni paying sweet tribute to Rose.A post shared by ������������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������ (@pernicegiovann1)He said: "Incredible.
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Strictly's Johannes Radebe taken aback as he's asked if he 'bumped bits' with John Whaite
Strictly Come Dancing finalist Johannes Radebe was put on the spot with some personal questions from curious The One Show host Alex Jones, who questioned: "What were the logistical nightmares of dancing with another man, did you bump… bits? Do you know what I mean?" As he and John were the first ever male same-sex couple to appear on Strictly, Alex wanted to know whether the experience was challenging for the professional dancer, who was previously paired with female celebrities on the show.Alex quickly added: "Knees! I meant knees!" after Johannes and fellow guest Martin Clunes broke into uncontrollable laughter and co-host Ronan Keating began clasping his head in his hands.Grinning with embarrassment, Johannes gamely elaborated: "The dynamic was obviously different."I’m used to leading ladies and lifting them in the air [but] John had to be lifting me in the process," he replied."That was tricky, but the man’s patience, the way he allowed me to figure it out and still teach him in the process, I find that incredible.""I had the most amazing season and I fell in love with my artform again."Reliving how his relationship with dance began, Johannes modestly insisted that his success was a mere "fluke"."Everyone used to play soccer and rugby," he explained of his native town in South Africa."Dance is just a fluke because everyone can dance where I'm from."But when I came to Ballroom dancing, I just loved the sparkles."After seeing the dramatic costumes, Johannes knew he wanted to make an equally dazzling entrance - and realised he had the chance to achieve glamour through perfecting his craft.After hailing from a poor township, now that his "dream [has] come true", he has an ambition to teach a new generation of South
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Strictly star John Whaite reacts to warning from fans over alarming Instagram discovery
Strictly Come Dancing star took the precaution of making a public announcement.He attached a copy of a message from the fake account to a slide on his Instagram stories.It read: "Happy new year dear, how are you?"I noticed your comment on my main page and decided to message you here from my fan page in confidence, I hope you'll keep it that way?"The impersonator added: "I don't [usually] do this but I suspect you're a nice person and I detest third party so you must never speak to anyone about it otherwise you'll lose my trust."John, along with his dance partner Johannes Radebe, sailed through to the Strictly final just before Christmas.Narrowly losing out to EastEnders star Rose Ayling-Ellis - the show's first ever deaf contestant - and her dance partner Giovanni Pernice, he has received a continued flurry of publicity ever since the competition drew to a close.However, the social media user impersonating his account seems to have taken advantage of the former Great British Bake Off star's increasing fame.The account, john.whaite1006, which had zero followers at the time of discovery, was quickly rubbished by the real John Whaite."A few people have alerted me to this fake account," he wrote on his Stories."If they message you, please do block and report."The account now directs to a warning that the page is no longer available, suggesting it has been deleted, deactivated, or removed.It might not be the first time John has uncovered impersonators trying to dupe his fans, as his profile has for a while stated that it is: "My ONLY account".Meanwhile, the real John Whaite happily shared details of his New Year break in Malton, North Yorkshire recently, while celebrating the festive season."We’ve had the loveliest little