Who is Strictly star Rose Ayling-Ellis’ boyfriend? Inside EastEnders actress’ seven year relationship

Rose Ayling-Ellis is one of Strictly Come Dancing's many celebrity contestants, but the actress managed to Jive her way into the nation's hearts following her incredible first performance.

The 26 year old EastEnders star has made history on the show, being its first ever deaf contestant, and scored an impressive 22 points from the judges.

Paired with Giovanni Pernice, the gorgeous star has the full support of her Italian dance partner who is learning some British Sign Language (BSL) so he can communicate with Rose easier.

Giovanni has previously been linked to a few ex-Strictly stars, but both he and dance partner Rose are in relationships, so there won't be any signs of romance this year.

Whilst the professional dancer is currently dating Maura Higgins of Love Island fame, Rose has been with her boyfriend Samuel for over nearly a decade.

Here's all you need to know about Rose's relationship with Sam…


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Who is Rose Ayling-Ellis' boyfriend Sam?

Rose is in a relationship with her supportive boyfriend Sam, and has been for over seven years.

Despite her career being in the spotlight, the BBC actress tries to keep her private life as private as possible.

Like Rose, Sam is also deaf, and the pair have shared some incredible experiences.

Going off her Instagram snaps, it looks like the couple have travelled the world together.

Posts dating back to 2014 shows Rose and Sam attending festivals together, climbing mountains, sitting in sand dunes in the desert and even sailing down the Amazon River.

During a 2019 trip to Peru together, the stunning actress wrote a heartfelt caption alongside a series of gorgeous photos.

"I stayed in the jungle next to the Amazon River in a lovely local family home for 4 days, even swam in the river! It always had been my dream to visited the Amazon.

"We had three guides, Kid, Frank and Bala that stayed with us that show us around the amazon in the way they know it."

Rose continued: "They live and grew up there and came from tribal family. Bala is a chief of his village. The knowledge they have is priceless that been passed down in generation.

"I have learn sooo much and saw soo much animal.

“Nature is so beautiful and powerful”, she wrote, “we need to try our best to protect this planet”.

What has Sam said about Rose being on Strictly?

Samuel is incredibly proud of his girlfriend and will be cheering her on every week.

He has called Rose a "true bad**s" as she prepares takes on the judges for her second week.

"I still find you the most funniest, beautiful and super cool girlfriend I ever asked for.

"You are a true bad**s girlfriend."

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