'Strictly Come Dancing' fans sobbing over THIS beautiful Rose and Giovanni moment

Strictly Come Dancing Rose and Giovanni in Move Week
Rose and Giovanni wowed fans in Move Week on 'Strictly Come Dancing'. (Image credit: BBC)

Strictly Come Dancing fans were left in tears tonight after watching EastEnders star Rose Ayling Ellis and her dance partner, Giovanni Pernice, dancing the most beautiful foxtrot. 

The pair, who have wowed both the audience and judges since day one with their amazing partnership, danced the beautiful ballroom dance to Rose’s Theme by James Horner from Titanic for Movie Week

After the couple finished dancing, Tess Daly said: "There wasn't a dry eye in the house, that was so tender and so beautiful."

The judges were also emotional over the dance, with Motsi Mabuse the first to give her professional opinion to the pair while fighting back tears. 

She pointed out that a dance didn't have to be complicated, and that Rose and Giovanni had proved that sometimes simplicity is the best. 

Rose and Giovanni in Move Week on Strictly Come Dancing

Rose and Giovanni left fans sobbing over their beautiful foxtrot.  (Image credit: BBC)

Head judge Shirley Ballas added: "That was absolutely exquisite and a vision. Giovanni, that was beautiful choreography, and the way that you lead her and danced with her, beautiful timing, I didn't realise I was going to get so much beautiful foxtrot timing. It was very moving well done."

Anton Du Beke was quick to praise Rose on her brilliant head placement in the dance, while Craig Revel Horwood simply added is trademark: "Ah-ma-zing"

Rose and Giovanni on Strictly Come Dancing

Rose and Giovanni were thrilled by the judges' amazing comments.  (Image credit: BBC)

The pair earned themselves a brilliant score of 36 after getting nine points from all four judges, however, some fans were annoyed that they were bumped off the top of the leaderboard by Rhys Stephenson and Nancy Xu who got 37 points for their couple's choice dance to Spiderman.

Fans took to social media to share their joy at seeing Rose and Giovanni perform such a beautiful dance, admitting that the moment they saw them dancing together left them in tears... 

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With the standard so high this year, it is easy to forget that we are only in week three of the competition. 

With AJ, John, Rhys and Rose all flying when it comes to their dancing, with the others not far behind, we can't wait to see what the celebrities will be pulling out of the bag next week. 

But who will stay in the competition, and who will be sent home before they get another chance to hit the dancefloor? 

Strictly Come Dancing airs Saturdays at 6.45pm on BBC1 with the results show airing on Sunday evenings at 7.10pm, also on BBC1.

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and whattowatch.com writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.