Rose Ayling-Ellis has announced a new TV project following her departure from BBC One soap EastEnders.

The 27 year old actress, who recently shared a string of BTS snaps from her time on EastEnders, is set to front a new BBC documentary titled Signs For Change, which will focus on the daily challenges and barriers faced by deaf individuals.

Strictly Come Dancing winner Rose will explore "positive movement for societal change" and inclusion for deaf individuals, while also using her own experiences pushing for change.

Rose revealed the show will be "real, emotional and hard-hitting" in an official statement.

"This documentary will be real, emotional and hard-hitting, and it is high time that the realities of deaf people in the UK were shared with a wider audience. My hope is to encourage people to look at our attitude as a society and to reflect on how we can improve the lives of deaf people," she said.

"It will not paint me as an inspiration, but will instead lift the lid on the gritty stuff that we desperately need to confront.

"I have always admired the incredible, groundbreaking work of Rogan Productions, and I am thrilled to be working with James and the team to document my life, and to share what matters most to me."

Meanwhile Jame Rogan, creative director at Rogan Productions, said that from the moment Rose was awarded a perfect 40 on Strictly, the team "knew we had to make a documentary with her."

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He said: "From the moment Rose was awarded full marks on Strictly, the earliest in its history, we knew we had to make a documentary with her. Her ability to break boundaries and transform the way we see the world is exceptional.

"This documentary is the opportunity for her to share a lifetime of experience and a powerful call for change."

Rose's exciting career news comes after she announced she had quit her role on EastEnders recently, after initially joining the soap back in 2020.

She stated she is ready to take on "new challenges" and that it feels like the "right time" for her to try something new.

"It’s been incredibly special to be EastEnders’ first regular deaf actor. I have loved my time on the show and Frankie has been such an awesome character to play, however now feels like the right time for me to move on and I am excited and ready for new challenges.

“I will always treasure my time on the show and all the incredible people I have worked with who have supported my growth as an actor these last two years and given me so many amazing memories.

“I am excited for viewers to see Frankie’s exit storyline; I think it’s a really important one that will hit home for lots of people," Rose said.


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