BBC EastEnders star Rose Ayling-Ellis would be honored with an MBE by Her Majesty The Queen. It is believed the Hythe-born actress will be credited for her hard work in raising awareness in the deaf community.

Rose, 27, is best known for playing Frankie Lewis on the BBC soap since 2020. However, more recently she has become a household name as the latest winner of Strictly Come Dancing after winning the ‘Glitterball Trophy’ with professional dancer Giovanni Pernice, 33, reports the Mirror.

The British actress made history as the show’s first-ever deaf contestant. In week eight, the couple’s couple’s dance of choice paid tribute to the deaf community, and it was described by judge Anton Du Beke as “the greatest thing I’ve ever seen on the show “.

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The memorable moment even earned them the 2021 Heat Unmissables award, for TV Moment of the Year. Rose is now expected to be made a Member of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honors List.

Rose Ayling-Ellis and Camilla on the set of EastEnders

The Sun on Sunday reports: ‘She is now part of a gong for services to the deaf community, thanks to her ballroom triumph over the BBC’s Strictly. His performances — including one with a silent section — sent sign language class enrollment skyrocketing. And a source told the publication: “Her success on Strictly shone a light on the deaf community in a way that exceeded everyone’s expectations.

“Not only did she raise awareness of the challenges faced by deaf people, but she was a real inspiration to them, especially young people. She really broke boundaries. It’s perhaps no surprise that Rose caught the eye of Her Majesty The Queen, as it was revealed late last week that the monarch is a fan of Strictly.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, was visiting the EastEnders set with Prince Charles on Friday when she came face to face with Rose and told her how much the royals loved watching her perform on the BBC show . The Duchess gasped: “Rose, the star of Strictly. I said we all vote for Rose, I don’t know how you did all those dances.

Rose then found the courage to ask, “Can I ask you if the Queen is watching Strictly Come Dancing?” Camilla confirmed the monarch does, saying: “I think she does. She probably watched you.

Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice at the Utilita Arena Birmingham
Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice at the Utilita Arena Birmingham

Speaking after meeting the Duchess of Cornwall, Rose said: ‘It was really funny because she’s a big fan of Strictly Come Dancing and she mentioned she voted for me which is so lovely , and his grandchildren look at him. It’s amazing, so beautiful. I mean, come on, it’s the royals who vote for me, sometimes you forget how many people watch the show, I’m blown away.

The next season of Strictly is set to start airing around August – with fans set to see Anton Du Beke return to the judging panel after first impressing bosses with a brief hot spot in 2020 and then as full judge last. year. Fellow judge Craig Revel Horwood confirmed Anton had effectively replaced Bruno Tonioli – who hasn’t appeared on the show full-time since 2019 as Covid and his commitments to Dancing With The Stars in the US have him away from the UK.

Craig said: “I really like Anton. I think he’s fantastic. I think last year he did a great job on Strictly as a judge. And we just found out he’s gonna do it. do it again this year.” The choreographer reportedly admitted Bruno’s “energy” was missing on the panel.

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