Rose Ayling-Ellis’ boyfriend’s reaction to her win is ADORABLE

The EastEnders actress finally got her hands on the glitterball

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by Hannah Mellin |

There wasn’t a dry eye anywhere on Saturday night as EastEnders actress was officially crowned the winner of Strictly Come Dancing 2021.

Rose, who was the first ever deaf contestant to take part in Strictly, and her professional dancer Giovanni beat GBBO star John Whaite and Johannes Radebe for the Glitterball. It was a dramatic final as both the pairing received the same scores from the judges and fellow finalist AJ Odudu was forced to pull out because of injury.

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Although the nation was behind the EastEnders actress, her boyfriend Sam finally made his Strictly debut as he was seen crying in the audience alongside her mum when Tess Daly announced Rose had won.

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Fans saw a glimpse of him reacting to her win and applauding her in sign language. It put many viewers minds at rest after he was absent from her friends and family videos – with many hoping if there was anything romantic between Rose and her partner Giovanni.

One viewer tweeted, 'Wait …. Rose has a boyfriend?!!!!! Devastated! Been waiting for the Rose-Giovanni wedding announcement!'

Another said, ‘'Is that the first time anyone’s mentioned Rose’s boyfriend?'

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Ola Jordan calls the show a fix

Ola Jordan had been on Strictly since the fourth series in 2006 but in 2015, she quit.In an interview with The Sun, the professional dancer hinted that the show was fixed, "Some of the marking is way off. People are over-marked and under-marked."All the pros talk about the marking. We ask each other, 'What is all that about? Why are they trying to over-mark that person?'."However, a spokesperson for the BBC denied Ola's claims as "nonsense" and said, "Each judge scores each dance independently, based on its merits and on their expert opinion."

Sam and Rose have been together for almost a decade and like Rose, Sam is also deaf, and the pair tend to keep their relationship out of the spotlight.

However, Rose did pay tribute to Sam earlier this year in a sweet Instagram tribute celebrating their anniversary and has posted various snaps of the pair enjoying holidays together.

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She wrote, ‘Six years we been together and I still don't find you annoying.’

Rose’s boyfriend wasn’t the only one getting emotional over her Strictly journey, her dance partner Giovanni paid tribute to her countless times during the night, saying that she had ‘made his dreams come true.’

Speaking about their win, an emotional Giovanni told Rose, ‘It's incredible. Thank you to this beautiful lady that made all my dreams come true. You became the best dance, the best teammate. You are a dream Rose, thank you for everything.’

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