East End star Rose Isling Ellis is trying to ‘break the stereotypes’ as she becomes the first deaf competitor in Strictly Less Dancing.
The actress is best known for her role as Frankie Lewis in BBC Soap.
But she will change Walford to Elastri as she goes to the ballroom strictly this weekend.
Rose was the first deaf actress from Manchester. East Enders. So breaking boundaries is no stranger.
“The thing that made me want to do this is because I think I have a purpose,” he told the press during a webinar. Manchester Evening News.
“Because I’m deaf and strictly the first deaf person, I think this would be a good opportunity to break the stereotype of what deaf people can and can’t do.
“A lot of people think people can’t listen to music, enjoy music and enjoy dancing.
“I thought it would be a good platform to break this stereotype.”
Rose also revealed which of her East End co-stars told her. Strictly. The first news.
I told Danny. [Dyer] First, “said Rose, who is playing Danny’s daughter on screen.
“Danny was really incredibly proud of me. Then I told Maddie. [Hill] And Kelly [Bright] And they are all very excited for me. “
And her soap co-stars who have experimented with the show have also given her advice.
“I have received advice from Natalie. [Cassidy] Who plays the role of Sonia, Rose said. “Always feel comfortable with what you wear, so always say something if it feels long,” he said. [something].
And Emma [Barton], Who plays the role of Honey, told me that I am always myself and only be who I am. “
Rose also admitted that her family is a little scared because she is “very protective”.
He said: “My family and friends are very excited for me. They are very proud of me.
“But they’re also a little scary to me. They’re very protective.”
And it has already received a strong response from the deaf community.
“They are very passionate and very positive and I think it will be interesting to see how the audience will react.
“I just hope that it will bring out a lot of good things and improve the experience of the deaf and change people’s attitudes after which people will have a better experience.”
Speaking during the same webinar. , Starkley’s executive producer, Sarah James, Explained how the show has adapted to support the day. During your time in the competition
Strictly Less Dancing will return to BBC One this week, September 18, at 7.45pm.
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