Inside Rose Ayling-Ellis' private life – from hunky boyfriend to secret music video role

EastEnders star Rose Ayling-Ellis is currently lighting up the dancefloor every weekend with her hunky Strictly Come Dancing partner Giovanni Pernice.

Even fellow celebrities are showing their support for the actress including superstar singer Ed Sheeran.

The pop sensation that he didn’t realise he’d written the perfect tango song, until Rose and Giovanni danced to his track Shivers during Halloween week.

However, Rose has long been dazzling people before dancing onto Strictly, whether that was in her secret music video appearance or in Instagram photos with her hunky boyfriend.

Rose plays Frankie Lewis in EastEnders
(Image: BBC/Kieron McCarron)

Born on November 17 1994, 26-year-old Rose grew up in Kent and her love of acting was sparked by attending a performance course run by the National Deaf Children’s Society.

Having landed her first role in the BBC miniseries Summer of Rockets, she also made an appearance in the music video for Middle of the Night by chart-topping boyband The Vamps.

Rose appeared in the music video for Middle of the Night by The Vamps
(Image: The Vamps/Youtube)

Rose starred in the video as one half of a young couple, with some of the lyrics communicated through sign language.

Fans praised the video for representing and bringing awareness to the deaf community in the video, which was released to coincide with Deaf Awareness Week.

As Strictly’s first deaf contestant, Rose has also broken boundaries in this new milestone for the programme and hopes to be the representation that she said she didn’t see herself on tv growing up.

Rose and dance partner Giovanni have been impressing judges on Strictly with their routines
(Image: BBC/Guy Levy)

She told The Guardian, “Nothing is impossible, and I know that a lot of deaf children grow up in society that thinks that it’s not possible [for them to succeed]. But no – you can do it.”

On tv, Rose is best known for playing Frankie Lewis on BBC soap EastEnders, the daughter of Danny Dyer’s character Mike, who has been embroiled in some of the soap’s darkest storylines since joining in May 2020.

Rose joined EastEnders in May 2020
(Image: BBC/Kieron McCarron/Jack Barnes)

Her life outside of Albert Square is much less dramatic, with Rose sharing sweet snaps of her and long-term boyfriend Sam climbing mountains and attending music festivals.

The couple have been together for seven years and while they keep their relationship private, they do share glimpses into their life, such as their trip to the Amazon where the couple travelled along the river back in 2019

Rose and her boyfriend Sam have been together for seven years
(Image: rose.a.e/Instagram)

Rose also paid tribute to her Strictly dance partner Giovanni on Instagram over the weekend, following their Game of Thrones inspired performance last week.

Sharing a video of the two in costume, Rose said: “I am so proud of us. Giovanni is the most hard working, passionate, caring person ever who really believes in me.

“He really does bring out the best in me and a lot of credit goes to him on creating this amazing routine.

“The earliest 40 Strictly ever had. WE MADE HISTORY!”

EastEnders airs Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday on BBC One and Strictly Come Dancing airs Saturdays on BBC One

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