‘Since day one, it’s been a dream,’ dancer said
东区人 star Ayling-Ellis is the current frontrunner to win the dancing competition series, after coming joint top of the leaderboard in the semi-final with a near-perfect 79 在......之外 80 积分.
Appearing on Strictly’s sister show It Takes Two 星期四 (16 十二月), Pernice was asked by host Janette Manrara how he’d approached the “challenge” when first learning he would be dancing with Ayling-Ellis, who is deaf.
“I think at first, obviously it was different because I’ve never done anything like this before,” the dancer said.
“I myself realised that I have to change and adapt my way of teaching and only with the help of Rose, we managed to find this way that works for both of us. Because if it was only me, it probably wouldn’t work, my way. So we just ended [在哪里] both of us understand what’s good for us.”
Pernice continued: “Since day one, it’s been a dream. If she was dancing with somebody else, I’d probably be jealous. I’d be, ‘Argh, I want to dance with her.’”
During Saturday (18 十二月) night’s final, Ayling-Ellis and Pernice will perform their quickstep to “Love is an Open Door” from Frozen 再次, as well as their couples choice to “Symphony”, 哪一个 left the judges in tears with a segment performed in complete silence.
They will also perform a showdance, which can be in any style and does not have any rules.
Ayling-Ellis will compete alongside John Whaite and AJ Odudu in the final, although the latter’s spot is currently unclear after she suffered a serious injury in her foot 本星期.
严格来跳舞 concludes Saturday 18 December at 7pm on BBC One.