The Oscar-nominated actor stepped in for Craig Revel Horwood throughout Saturday (20 November) evening’s Musicals Week spectacular, after the TV choose tested positive for Covid-19.
During the present, Ayling-Ellis and her skilled associate Giovanni Pernice carried out to “Love is an Open Door” from Frozen.
Following the couple’s efficiency, they had been praised by the judges, with deaf actor Ayling-Ellis utilizing an interpreter to obtain her critiques.
However, Erivo spoke to Ayling-Ellis in British Sign Language, saying that she discovered the efficiency “joyful” and “beautiful”.
“That was so much fun to watch, you managed to get all the characterisation, the mood, the feeling, all in one,” she stated. “It was gorgeous, so thank you.”
Viewers at house had been left emotional by the trade, with one tweet studying: “Rose’s face lit up when Cynthia signed to her and I think that really sums up just how amazing it’s been to have her on a prime time show.”
“Cynthia has been on the panel for just over half an hour and has used sign language to communicate with Rose… whereas certain others have had months to do so and haven’t even bothered…” one other commenter added.
“Cynthia signing for Rose was so beautiful. My heart burst,” one viewer stated.
Another tweet learn: “Aw Rose’s face when Cynthia signed to her! That was special. Great addition to the judging panel.”
Erivo scored Ayling-Ellis 10 factors, with the EastEnders star in third place on the leaderboard.
Strictly Come Dancing continues Sunday 21 November at 7.15pm on BBC One.