Meet Rose Ayling-Ellis, First-Ever Deaf Contestant Of Strictly Come Dancing: Age, Height, Net Worth And Boyfriend

Differently-abled people have empowered them in their own right, and in Hollywood, we already are introduced to such abundant figures. British actress Rose Ayling-Ellis, who is deaf by birth, showcased her on-screen prominence as Frankie Lewis on the BBC soap opera EastEnders (2020- Present).

The British Sign Language user sharpened her acting skills with homework in stage productions before active TV works in the mid-2010s. Moreover, in 2021, she became the first-ever hearing impaired celebrity to compete in Strictly Come Dancing, in its Series 19.

When and Where Was The 'EastEnders' Actress Born? Age, Height & More!

Alying-Ellis, a native of Machester City, England was born on November 18, 1994. As of August 2021, the British actress is 26 years old, with her 27th birthday due in November this year.

Rose CAPTION: Rose Ayling-Ellis and her mother SOURCE: [email protected]

While she has remained relatively low-key about her early life, the 5 feet 6 inches tall blonde comes from white family background. Even if the details on her parents or siblings are under wraps, the avid Instagram user shares pictures of her mother on the platform.

Deaf By Birth- Attended National Deaf Children’s Society

With wide acclaim from her portrayal of a deaf character in EastEnders, the British actress joins Marlee Matlin, Linda Bove, Russell Harvard, and Daniel Durant, among Hollywood's notable hearing-impaired figures.

Born deaf, it was a start from the ground for Rose, who was fond of acting but was having a hard time learning. Thanks to her supportive mother, she went to film a weekend run by the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS).

Moreover, her fluency in British Sign Language (BSL) and Sign Spoken English (SSE), aided in her growth to acting approach. It was indeed a fate that she met film director Ted Evans in NDCS, who would cast her in her acting debut, in the short film The End (2011).

To glow up her acting skills, Ayling-Ellis joined Deafinitely Youth Theatre, and later worked in stage productions Mother Courage, Faith, Hope And Charity R&D, and Herons Workshop throughout England.

Why Is Rose Ayling-Ellis Famous? Role In 'EastEnders'?

With the evolving era, perceptions and admiration for talent have significantly increased, be they a regular or a differently-abled person. The British deaf actress took a bold step into an acting career despite the fact that she barely had seen deaf TV figures with prominent roles.

Thanks to such on-stage homework and dedication, Rose saw the role of series regular Frankie Lewis in the TV soap opera EastEnders (2020- Present). Like she is in real life, her character is also deaf.

British CAPTION: British actress Rose is deaf by birth and got acclaim for a TV role in EastEnders SOURCE: [email protected]

In 2020, she along with Ruhtxjiaïh Bèllènéa, Balvinder Sopal, and Stevie Basaula were the ones to join the BBC One TV soap opera. The present long-running casts include Gillian Taylforth, Steve McFadden, Natalie Cassidy, Perry Fenwick, & others.

Other on-screen works of the actress include Casualty (2017), Reverberations (2018, short-film), and Summer of Rockets (2019). Well, many of us have seen her in the 2017 music video for Middle of the Night by The Vamps.

A Contestant In 'Strictly Come Dancing 2021'

Already on the hype with her TV role, Rose added up spice after confirmation as the 12th celebrity contestant in the 2021 edition of Strictly Come Dancing, a British dance TV show. In fact, the EastEnders star is the first-ever deaf contestant in the dance show. 

While she hopes to make the 'deaf community proud and break the barriers', the actress also stated her excitement as:

"I am also very excited to learn an incredible new skill and, even better, I get to learn whilst wearing beautiful dresses made especially for me."

As per the show's format, she would partner with a professional dancer and seek hands on the golden ball of Series 19 of Strictly Come Dancing.

The hearing-impaired emerging Hollywood personality will come face to face with actress Katie McGlynn, Nina Wadia, Robert Webb (comedian), Robert Webb (English singer), Tilly Ramsay (daughter of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay), among others.

The Strictly Come Dancing Series 19 premiers on September 11, 2021, and will go on life shows by September 25. Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman return as co-hosts, while the judging panel includes Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas, Motsi Mabuse, and Anton du Beke.

Net Worth Of Rose Ayling-Ellis

Even if she made her acting debut back in 2011, it was nearly a decade later the Brtish actress came to on-screen prominence in 2020 through EastEnders.

As of 2021, Rose Ayling-Ellis has a net worth of $100,000, significantly, a hefty sum of money came through her role in the TV soap opera.

Moreover, this year, she competes in Strictly Come Dancing, where a celebrity contestant gets £25,000 for entry. If the contestant remains until Week 4, the pay rises up to £40,000, while the quarter-finalist and semi-finalist get £60,000 and £75,000 respectively.

The winner of Strictly Come Dancing takes home £100,000.

For now, other TV screen projects of the deaf actress are yet to be out, but fans are positive, that her fortune could see a surge if she lands into another on-screen role.

Relationship Status- Is She Dating?

Currently, in her mid-20s, the British TV actress is yet to get married, but she does enjoy a blissful relationship. The Casualty star is dating her longtime boyfriend but has kept the details regarding the latter's name or courtship low-key.

The CAPTION: The EastEnders actress and her boyfriend SOURCE: [email protected]

Yet, the expressive personality is not shy to share pictures of her boyfriend on her Instagram. She posted the first picture with her beau in late July 2015.

Rose Ayling-Ellis' Instagram account with the handle @rose.a.e has more than 23K followers. In addition to her love life, she enjoys the company of her friends too.