STRICTLY Come Dancing winner Rose Ayling-Ellis could have been hit by the present’s love curse — with friends fearing she and boyfriend Sam Arnold have grown aside.
That they had celebrated seven years collectively earlier than Rose went on the Strictly tour firstly of the 12 months. She stored her romance non-public however Sam recurrently appeared in her Instagram snaps as they travelled collectively by way of South America in 2019.
Sam had additionally cheered on Rose as she received Strictly with Giovanni, 31.
The three of them have been all smiles for the digicam on an evening out throughout rehearsals however Sam usually didn’t attend the present earlier than the ultimate night time.
She additionally left the BBC cleaning soap final week however has plans for an thrilling profession change.
A supply mentioned: “Rose and Sam drifted aside, particularly after she grew to become so busy with work initiatives and was in-demand with new work alternatives.
“They nonetheless have lots of love and respect for one another, however they’re additionally nonetheless younger and understanding their lives.
“Rose went to Barcelona on her personal to assemble her ideas and take into consideration what she wished. They’ve each grown as folks since they first beginning relationship.
“That is Rose’s second and she or he is grabbing life by the horns, specializing in her profession and taking any alternative that she will be able to.”
In addition to successful the present, Rose and Gio’s silent dance received a Bafta TV must-see second.
The obvious rift means Rose could be the newest in an extended line of Strictly opponents to see their relationship crumble.
‘I used to be a burden’
Katya and Neil later break up as did Seann and his accomplice Rebecca Humphries. Stacey Dooley additionally ended her relationship with private coach Sam Tucknott, and dated professional dancer Kevin Clifton.
This week she introduced she and professional dancer Kevin Clifton expect a child.
On Friday, Rose made a shifting speech on the Edinburgh TV Competition criticising deaf tokenism on the telly.
She mentioned: “I’m completed with being the token deaf character. Simply hiring a deaf actor isn’t a job properly completed. I used to be made to really feel I used to be tough, I used to be a burden.”
She mentioned she didn’t watch Strictly earlier than showing because the BBC subtitles have been gradual and inaccurate.
Rose will subsequent entrance a one-hour Beeb documentary about signal language, Indicators For Change, which explores challenges and discrimination going through people who find themselves deaf.
Earlier this month, she teamed up with Barbie to unveil their first doll with behind-the-ear listening to aids. The actress options within the Rose, Barbie & Mates marketing campaign.
Reps for Rose and EastEnders have been contacted for remark.