Reigning Strictly Come Dancing Champion Rose Ayling-Ellis is just as excited as we are for the new series, which is due to launch in less than a month.
The EastEnders actress won the Glitterball trophy with Giovanni Pernice last year, becoming the first deaf contestant on the show as well as the BBC programme’s first deaf winner.
One of the pair’s most powerful performances was their Couple’s Choice routine, during which they celebrated the deaf community with a powerful moment danced in complete silence.
Reflecting on her time amidst the glitz and glamor of the ballroom, Rose revealed she misses the “magical” experience, but she can’t wait for this year’s series to begin.
“I’m really really excited to be watching this year because I can see it now and know what they’ve experienced and what’s going through their minds,” she shared, adding, “It’s going to be a very different way of watching.” .”
She continued, OK! Magazine: “And I can actually tell if they’re doing the right dance or not. I’ll be like a judge, I gotta get my own number paddle!’
Rose also commented that it is “an honor” to become a spokesperson for the deaf community, despite “a bit of pressure” and “the great responsibility” she feels.
“It’s been so much fun so far and I’m just going to keep doing what I’m doing and enjoying myself while I’m that spokeswoman,” she added to the publication, saying, “It’s definitely happened very dramatically and quickly, but now folks want to learn more and that is important to me.”
This comes after news the 27-year-old has teamed up with Barbie to introduce the first doll with behind-the-ear hearing aids.
The full lineup of Strictly Come Dancing 2022
Elsewhere, Rose admitted it won’t feel strange to see Giovanni dancing with his new partner, and she’s actually glad the “focus will be on the new couple” rather than her.
Giovanni, who has been with Strictly since 2015, is said to be part of a same-sex couple this year.
The line-up for this year’s competition was recently announced, with the likes of Kym Marsh, Helen Skelton and Tony Adams joining the celebrity list.
Also among them is radio personality Richie Anderson, who said in a statement that it was an “honor” to be part of the show’s second all-male partnership.
Giovanni recently said he was “more than willing to work with a man”, saying: “It would give me a chance to challenge myself with new routines, you have to think more about it.”
Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One on SThursday, 09/17
What we know so far about Strictly Come Dancing 2022
Who are the judges?
Head judge Shirley Ballas will again be joined by fellow judges Craig Revel Horwood and Motsi Mabuse.
Anton Du Beke will also return as a judge after it was confirmed he will officially replace Bruno Tonioli.
Who are the new professional dancers?
Four new pros join the line-up: Vito Coppola, Carlos Gu, Lauren Oakley and Michelle Tsiakkas.
Which professional dancers have left?
After the 2021 season, it was announced that fan-favorite pros Oti Mabuse and Aljaž Škorjanec would not be returning for the 2022 series.
Will there be a studio audience?
Yes – following previous restrictions due to the pandemic, all studio audiences will return this year, while the clear dividers between judges will also be removed.
When does the show return?
The BBC has announced that the 2022 series launch show is to be taped on Wednesday 7 September.
It is therefore likely that it will air a few days later on Saturday 10th September, although the exact date of the first episode has yet to be announced.
Learn more about Strictly 2022 here.
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