Strictly's Giovanni Pernice shares video of celebrity partner's bruised and ...

Strictly's Giovanni Pernice shares video of celebrity partner's bruised and ...
Strictly's Giovanni Pernice shares video of celebrity partner's bruised and ...

Tonight's pre-recorded episode of Strictly Come Dancing will reveal the dancers and their celebrity partners. 

And just hours ahead of Saturday's premiere, pro dancer Giovanni Pernice shared a video of his celebrity partner's bruised and battered feet after a gruelling rehearsal.

With her face hidden, the 31-year-old captured the star barefoot on his Instagram Stories, drawing attention to cuts on her heels and bruises on her toes.

Strictly Come Dancing 2021: Pro dancer Giovanni Pernice shared a video to Instagram Stories on Friday of his celebrity partner's bruised and battered feet ahead of Saturday's premiere

Strictly Come Dancing 2021: Pro dancer Giovanni Pernice shared a video to Instagram Stories on Friday of his celebrity partner's bruised and battered feet ahead of Saturday's premiere

'Ouch! Welcome to Strictly partner,' Giovanni captioned the footage that saw the star dressed in slinky black leggings and moving around in a circle on the spot.    

The female celebrities on this year's season of Strictly are TV presenter AJ Odudu, businesswoman Sara Davies, actress Katie McGlynn, Gordon Ramsay's daughter Tilly, actresses Rose Ayling-Ellis and Nina Wadia, as well as comedienne Judi Love.

Also joining the ladies are rugby player Ugo Monye, athlete Adam Peaty, actor Greg Wise, journalist Dan Walker, presenter Rhys Stephenson, TV chef John Waite, comedian Robert Webb and musician Tom Fletcher.  

Painful: 'Ouch! Welcome to Strictly partner,' Giovanni captioned the footage that saw the star dressed in slinky black leggings and moving around in a circle on the spot

Painful: 'Ouch! Welcome to Strictly partner,' Giovanni captioned the footage that saw the star dressed in slinky black leggings and moving around in a circle on the spot

The Strictly crew have been learning sign language as actress Rose, 26, who plays Frankie Lewis in BBC soap EastEnders, makes history as the show's first deaf contestant. 

Executive producer Sarah James also confirmed that Rose will be accompanied by an interpreter both in rehearsals and during the live episodes. 

Speaking to the press, Sarah James said: 'I think already myself and the team have learned a lot from Rose. She's an amazing person, she is also very honest about what she needs and what we need to adapt, so it's been an ongoing conversation.

'All of the team are doing deaf awareness training, which has been brilliant, and we're learning some sign language, and that's been brilliant as well.' 

Countdown: Giovanni (pictured), 31, is one of the pro dancers returning to the series. Saturday's premiere will reveal the pro dancers and their celebrity partners

Countdown: Giovanni (pictured), 31, is one of the pro dancers returning to the series. Saturday's premiere will reveal the pro dancers and their celebrity partners 

'Obviously, Rose will need an interpreter with her at all times so she will always have an interpreter with her in training. And then on the show, you may see an interpreter occasionally on camera – obviously she'll need somebody to interpret the judge's comments and her chats with Claudia (Winkleman).

'But other than that, I know that Rose is looking forward to the show just like everybody else and I can't wait to see what she does.'    

The actress previously said she hopes by taking part in Strictly she will 'break down barriers' for the deaf community.

Making history: Meanwhile, the Strictly crew have been learning sign language as EastEnders actress Rose Ayling-Ellis (pictured), 26, makes history as the show's first deaf contestant

Making history: Meanwhile, the Strictly crew have been learning sign language as EastEnders actress Rose Ayling-Ellis (pictured), 26, makes history as the show's first deaf contestant 

Breaking down barriers: 'To be the first deaf contestant on Strictly Come Dancing is sooooo exciting... and a little bit scary,' Rose said. 'It is the hardest secret I have ever had to keep so it feels amazing to finally have this out in the open'

Breaking down barriers: 'To be the first deaf contestant on Strictly Come Dancing is sooooo exciting... and a little bit scary,' Rose said. 'It is the hardest secret I have ever had to keep so it feels amazing to finally have this out in the open' 

'To be the first deaf contestant on Strictly Come Dancing is sooooo exciting... and a little bit scary,' Rose said. 

'It is the hardest secret I have ever had to keep so it feels amazing to finally have this out in the open. 

'I hope I will do the deaf community proud and break down more barriers. But I am also very excited to learn an incredible new skill and even better I get to learn whilst wearing beautiful dresses made especially for me.'  

Rose looks incredible in her eye-catching frock for her professional portrait, with her tresses transformed into glamorous tumbling curls, thanks to long hair extensions. 

Strictly Come Dancing 2021: The celebrities turned up the glamour for their professional photos ahead of the brand new series

Strictly Come Dancing 2021: The celebrities turned up the glamour for their professional photos ahead of the brand new series

STRICTLY COME DANCING 2021: WHO ARE THE CONTESTANTS?

TOM FLETCHER

Age: 36

Profession: McFly musician

Tom says: 'I’m so pleased the news is out it’s been so hard keeping it secret. Equal parts excited and terrified.'

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