Rose Ayling-Ellis struggles to train when its raining as it messes with the vibrations in her chest

She is Strictly Come Dancing’s first deaf contestant in the history of the programme. 

And Rose Ayling Ellis can struggle to rehearse for the competition if it’s raining in London as it interferes with the vibrations in her chest. 

Speaking to The Big Issue magazine, host Claudia Winkleman revealed: ‘She finds it difficult to train when it’s really raining as it messes with the vibrations in her chest.’ 

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Struggle: Strictly Come Dancing’s first deaf contestant Rose Ayling Ellis can struggle to train for the competition if it’s raining in London as it interferes with the vibrations in her chest

Sharing Rose’s the behind-the-scenes struggles, Claudia added: ‘Rose is fantastic…she’s properly funny. I hope that comes across. 

‘She’s a fabulous dancer. The fact she’s deaf comes way down the list of the extraordinariness of the charm of Rose.’ 

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Rose’s professional partner Giovanni Pernice has begun learning sign language in order to communicate more effectively and Claudia followed in his footsteps. 

She added: ‘The first thing I wanted to learn, although I haven’t had to use it, was, “The judges are horrid”.’ 

Stars: Rose has won acclaim for raising awareness of the deaf community and has wowed the judges with her gorgeous performances (pictured this month) 

Host Claudia Winkleman revealed: ‘She finds it difficult to train when it’s really raining as it messes with the vibrations in her chest,’ and called Rose ‘fantastic’ (pictured on Strictly) 

Rose’s behind-the-scenes struggles come after it was revealed earlier this week that she is set to become one of the BBC’s highest profile faces. 

With the EastEnders star now among the favourites to win the competition, Corporation chiefs are understood to be in discussions for her to front documentaries and other entertainment programmes. 

One source said: ‘Rose is a star and is exactly what the BBC need. The nation has fallen in love with her. Everything about her is so charming and lovely.

‘She has won a fan base of millions of people in the matter of a few weeks,’ they added. 

Success: Rose’s behind-the-scenes struggles come after it was revealed earlier this week that she is set to become one of the BBC’s highest profile faces  (pictured on Strictly) 

They continued: ‘She resonates with the young and the old, which is exactly what the BBC needs right now – and there are a number of projects being discussed for her after the show.’

Rose and Giovanni reduced Strictly’s judges to tears when their chosen track, Symphony by Clean Bandit featuring Zara Larsson, fell silent but they continued to dance.

The performance was dedicated to the deaf community and showed how Miss Ayling-Ellis cannot hear the music as she dances.

The couple later described it as their ‘special moment’ and it is tipped to win the Bafta TV Moment of the Year prize at next year’s ceremony.

Wow: Rose and Giovanni reduced Strictly’s judges to tears with a stunning silent segment in their Couple’s Choice to Symphony by Clean Bandit (pictured on the show)

Last week, Giovanni and Rose scored 37 out of 40 for their quickstep to Love Is An Open Door from the Broadway musical version of Frozen.

Cynthia Erivo, who joined the judging panel in place of Craig Revel Horwood, who tested positive for Covid, awarded a maximum ten and described the routine as ‘gorgeous’ and ‘joyful’.

The leaderboard was topped by TV presenter Tilly Ramsay and Nikita Kuzmin, who scored a perfect 40.

McFly singer Tom Fletcher and Amy Dowden, along with BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker and Nadiya Bychkova, were joint bottom with 31 points each.

‘Rose is a star and is exactly what the BBC need’: The EastEnders star is now among the favourites to win the competition (pictured on This Morning with Giovanni) 

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