STRICTLY’S Rose Ayling-Ellis looked totally different from her dowdy EastEnders character Frankie Lewis on a glam night out with friends.
The Strictly winner, 27, let her hair down on the fun-filled evening and stunned in a striped, sleeveless dress.
She captioned her trio of snaps: “Finally reunited ?? Forever grateful for good friends and good times.”
Rose shed tears as she hugged her best friend in an emotional reunion; the first time they’d seen each other in the flesh for three years.
The group were all smiles as they huddled together for a picture in front a wall splashed with colour.
Earlier this week Rose paid a touching birthday tribute to her Strictly dance partner Giovanni Pernice after splitting from her long-term boyfriend.
She marked Italian stallion Giovanni’s special day by sharing her favourite video of them together.
Queen anthem Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen sound-tracked the clip which saw her in a sparkly top hat and Giovanni in a black cape.
She wrote “happy birthday” over the top of the video and added celebratory emojis.
We revealed Rose and ex Samuel Arnold’s split last weekend after he grew close to her pal.
Rose and Samuel, who are both deaf, finally called it quits after seven years, friends say.
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He has been consoled by Rose’s pal and CBeebies host Aimee Campbell-Nottage since the relationship began to hit the rocks in April this year.
It comes after The Sun on Sunday suggested last week that the Strictly curse may have pierced Rose.
She danced with Giovanni and Sam was in the crowd last December to see her lift the Glitterball.
Since then Rose — who is quitting as EastEnders’ Frankie Lewis — has spent time away touring with the BBC1 dance extravaganza.
A friend said: “Rose and Sam’s relationship is definitely over.
“It’s very amicable and they’ll remain close friends, but unfortunately there is no future for them romantically.
“They spent a lot of time apart while Rose was away on tour, which has had an impact.
“It’s been difficult for them both, of course, but they’re certain it’s the right move — and Sam’s had a shoulder to cry on in their mutual friend Aimee.
“Meanwhile Rose has been throwing herself into work. She’s had lots of offers since winning Strictly.
“It’s an exciting time for her”