Rose & Giovanni praise each other on social media
Now hotly tipped to win the BBC show, both Rose and Giovanni, 31, took to social media to praise each other.
Rose wrote: “@pernicegiovann1 I am so grateful that you created this magic for me to show the world the joy of being deaf [double heart emoji].”
Italian Giovanni wrote: “A moment that will remain forever in my heart [heart emoji] You really are a ROLE MODEL! @rose.a.e.”
Rose’s friend Aimee Campbell-Nottage, who is deaf and presents CBeebies sign language show Magic Hands, ran deaf awareness classes for this year’s Strictly participants, including signing. Aimee, 27, now believes Rose is a force for change.
She said: “People assume that deaf people cannot dance and Rose is changing that. This will show deaf children they can do anything.
“It’s brilliant Giovanni and and other dancers have learned signing. Rose will encourage more people to.”