Strictly Come Dancing announce EastEnders’ Rose Ayling-Ellis as show’s first-ever deaf contestant

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EastEnders star Rose Ayling-Ellis has been announced as the latest celebrity to join BBC's upcoming series of Strictly Come Dancing.

The actress, who plays Frankie Lewis on the BBC One soap, is the show's first-ever deaf contestant and will be swapping Albert Square for the dance floor as she joins a start-studded line-up.

EastEnders revealed at the end of Thursday's episode that they had a special announcement to make and it was soon revealed that Rose was joining the BBC One dance show.

Strictly also took to Instagram to reveal the news, they penned: "Making #Strictly 2021 her next big role. @bbceastenders actor Rose Ayling-Ellis joins our all-star cast! @rose.a.e."

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