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Strictly speaking: Rose Ayling Ellis becomes FIRST deaf contestant on the show

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Rose Ayling-Ellis received a quiet round of applause from the live audience as she became the first deaf participant in Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday.

After performing the Jive, the EastEnders actress, 26, went to the jury where she was met by Tess Daly who used sign language to applaud and congratulate her.

Rose made history on the series’ first live show when she danced to Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off with Giovanni Pernice.

Making history: Rose Ayline Ellis, 26, received a silent round of applause from the live audience as she became the first-ever deaf participant on Saturday’s Strictly Come Dancing

Rose learns the routines by “feeling the vibrations” and “reading her partner’s body language” — after admitting she can barely hear music.

She told MailOnline that although she likes to listen to music, she can’t identify the lyrics so will rely on the beat and count in her head to master the timing.

On the show, while admitting she hated the energetic dance, which she learned with the help of an interpreter, Rose was praised for being “full of personality” and having “very good” feet, earning 22 of the 40 points.

Silent applause: After performing the Jive, the EastEnders actress went to the jury where she was met by Tess Daly who used sign language to applaud and congratulate her

Silent applause: After performing the Jive, the EastEnders actress went to the jury where she was met by Tess Daly who used sign language to applaud and congratulate her

Anton Du Beke said: ‘I find feet very hard, I thought this was the most fun I’ve seen going to a dance in a long time, you dance beautifully solo, you take that enthusiasm with that partner a full performance well done.’

Giovanni took to Instagram after the dance to send a heartfelt message to his partner.

He wrote in the caption next to a photo of Rose: ‘The proudest teacher I’ve been in a long time!! You are a beautiful and talented person @rose.ae!! Well done on our fist dance!! Week 2 here we come..’

Impressive: Rose learns the routines by 'feeling the vibrations' and 'reading Giovanni's body language' - after admitting she can barely hear music

Impressive: Rose learns the routines by ‘feeling the vibrations’ and ‘reading Giovanni’s body language’ – after admitting she can barely hear music

Sweet: Giovanni took to Instagram after the dance to send a heartfelt message to his partner

Sweet: Giovanni took to Instagram after the dance to send a heartfelt message to his partner

Many people took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the memorable dance.

One wrote: ‘rose has just crossed the line for the deaf and hard of hearing everywhere and I’m so proud of her #strictly ‘inclusivity is growing’ [sic]

Another wrote: ‘She pushes boundaries and looks beautiful while doing it, so what a queen.’

“How incredible were Rose and Giovanni!” another wrote.

One viewer glowed: “So impressed with Rose. How she dances to vibration and beat without hearing the music is totally amazing. Really needs to be brought out by the judges how remarkable this lady and Giovanni are.’

Another was outraged at Shirley’s low score of four for the dance, writing, “I think we can all agree that Rose is absolutely robbed tonight with Shirley’s score… [rolling eyes emoji]’

Opinions: Many people took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the memorable dance

Opinions: Many people took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the memorable dance

Other viewers agreed, writing, “Shirley was so hard on Rose and I don’t think she got enough credit for her timing being right!”

Another said: ‘Rose looked absolutely great and danced brilliantly as it’s week one.’

“How incredible were Rose and Giovanni!” Another said simple.

Another wrote under the Twitter response: “This dance of roses has made me quite emotional. are you going xx’ [sic]

They are not the only partnership to make history, as John Whaite, 32, and Johannes Radebe, 34, were unveiled as the first all-male combination in the 2021 series of the BBC competition.

Wow: On the show, while admitting that she hated the energetic dance, which she learned with the help of an interpreter, Rose was praised for being

Wow: On the show, while admitting that she hated the energetic dance, which she learned with the help of an interpreter, Rose was praised for being “full of personality” and having “very good” feet, earning 22 points of the 40

Elsewhere in the show, AJ Odudu and Kai Widdrington also earned the first-ever nine from Chief Judge Shirley for a debut dance, after flying their jaw-dropping jive on DJ Fresh’s Gold Dust to the top of the leaderboard with 34 points out of 40.

A stunned Anton said, ‘About as good as we’ve ever seen! We’ve just entered week 9 or something, not much to say other than it was absolutely remarkable, totally brilliant.’

Robert Webb and Dianne Buswell also provided entertainment on the show with their fun Cha Cha to Rasputin by Boney M, with Shirley joking that it was a ‘trip down memory lane’ with their 70s-inspired dance set at the Latina Dance Championship in Moscow.

Momentous: They're not the only collaboration to make history, as John Whaite, 32, and Johannes Radebe, 34, were unveiled as the first all-male pairing as the BBC competition's 2021 series

Momentous: They’re not the only collaboration to make history, as John Whaite, 32, and Johannes Radebe, 34, were unveiled as the first all-male pairing as the BBC competition’s 2021 series

Amazing: Elsewhere in the show, AJ Odudu and Kai Widdrington also earned the first-ever nine from Chief Judge Shirley for a debut dance, after flying their jaw-dropping jive on DJ Fresh's Gold Dust to the top of the leaderboard with 34 points out of 40

Amazing: Elsewhere in the show, AJ Odudu and Kai Widdrington also earned the first-ever nine from Chief Judge Shirley for a debut dance, after flying their jaw-dropping jive on DJ Fresh’s Gold Dust to the top of the leaderboard with 34 points out of 40

Shirley added: ‘You certainly have a knack for entertaining, the costumes reminded me of 1976, thanks for a trip down memory lane, entertaining but definitely needs a lot of work, the foot action needs a lot of work for me.’

Ahead of the new series’ launch, it was revealed that three professional dancers from Strictly Come Dancing have refused to receive Covid shots, leaving some contestants reluctant to mate with them.

The trio are reportedly the only three professional dancers of the 18 who have not been vaccinated for the BBC hit show, and their identities have not been revealed.

BBC bosses are now said to fear there could be a bigger outbreak among those taking part in the show.

Funny: Robert Webb and Dianne Buswell also brought entertainment to the show with their fun Cha Cha to Rasputin by Boney M, with Shirley joking that it was a 'trip down memory lane'

Funny: Robert Webb and Dianne Buswell also brought entertainment to the show with their fun Cha Cha to Rasputin by Boney M, with Shirley joking that it was a ‘trip down memory lane’

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