Giovanni Pernice, 31, has taken to Instagram to issue an urgent plea to the NHS in order to get his Strictly Come Dancing 2021 partner Rose Ayling-Ellis, 26, a new hearing aid as soon as possible, after the essential device broke in training today.
The Italian professional dancer spoke out on the situation alongside the EastEnders actress in view of his 525,000 Instagram followers.
He said: “Morning people, we have some news for you today.
“Tell them what happened,” the star told Rose.
Explaining further, Rose revealed: “This morning my hearing aid broke but I think it’s because I sweat so much it broke it.
“So I can’t hear anything at all.”
Giovanni then turned to the camera and exclaimed: “So, NHS, please be quick.
“We need it!”
Rose cheekily quipped: “It’s quite nice because I don’t have to hear his voice!”
Giovanni replied: “Yes, good luck to me!
“NHS, be quick!”
After trying to allow Rose to lip-read what he was saying without any success, the pair smiled, as Giovanni added: “Nope!”