What curse? Maura Higgins wishes Giovanni and Rose luck before their Strictly live debut

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Maura Higgins clearly isn’t paying any heed to the so-called Strictly Curse that has ended so many relationships over the years and has wished boyfriend Giovanni good luck ahead of the first live show.

The TV personality took to Instagram to cheer on her dance pro beau and his partner, EastEnder’s star Rose Ayling-Ellis, with a sweet message saying that she has every faith in them pulling off their routine.

‘The very best of luck to you beauties tonight… I know you will absolutely smash it’ she captioned a picture of the dance partners in action on her Instagram story.

Rose has made history as the show’s first-ever deaf contestant and wasted no time in reposting Maura’s message with the addition of several love hearts.

© Provided by Evoke.ie Maura Higgins message. pic: Rose Ayling Ellis Instagram

Ahead of the show, Rose who is best known for playing Frankie in the long-running soap revealed how she trains without being able to hear the music.

‘I’m not really relying on the music, I’m relying on the count and the beat,’ she told BBC News.

‘Giovanni is helping me with counting to make sure that I get my count first, started at the most  important beat, and then hopefully from then onwards it’s okay.’

© Provided by Evoke.ie Rose Ayling-Ellis. Pic: BBC

Rose will also have an interpreter at all times to help her to understand what’s going on but according to Giovanni, is a natural.

Speaking about Rose’s skills, Giovanni said: ‘She can dance people will be very surprised. It’s going to be very different for both of us because I’ve never done like this, I’ve never experienced anything like this before.

‘I’m more connected to my partner in this case because I know that this is the only way we can communicate, instead of maybe being distracted by someone else that is in the studio or in the room.’

© Provided by Evoke.ie Maura Higgins and Giovanni Pernice. Pic: Instagram

Maura’s message of support comes after she revealed that the couple has their very own song that they listen to together and which brings back the best memories.

While listing her three favourite songs she shared: ‘The second song is a song, me and my boyfriend listened to on our very first date, it’s Bruno Mars’ leave the door open. This is obviously now our song because we listened to it on our first date and we always listen to it together and it always brings back some really, really nice memories.’

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