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EastEnders star wants to 'break sterotypes' as first deaf person on Strictly and admits family are 'scared' for her

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Get the day's biggest stories sent direct to your inbox so you never miss a thing EastEnders star Rose Ayling-Ellis is looking to ‘break stereotypes’ as she becomes the first deaf contestant on Strictly Come Dancing.

The actress is best known to viewers for playing Frankie Lewis in the BBC soap. But she’ll be swapping Walford for Elstree as she takes to the Strictly ballroom this weekend.

Rose, from Manchester, was the first deaf actress to appear in EastEnders so is no stranger to breaking boundaries. READ MORE: Swimmer Adam Peaty admits he may not take Strictly judge's comments easily as he reveals 'dark horse' "What made me want to do Strictly is because I feel like I’ve got a purpose," she said during a webinar with press including

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