Rose Lucinda Ayling-Ellis is an English actress who quit EastEnders after two years.

A well-known character she played was Frankie Lewis in the BBC soap opera EastEnders on 2020. and was the first deaf actor to play a recurring personality.

Last year, she was the first deaf contestant on Strictly Come Dancing, eventually winning the series.

It was clear that actress Ayling Ellis would “treasure her time” with EastEnders but added: “Now feels like the right time to move on.”

 After filming her final scenes, she will walk out of Albert Square this autumn.

Ayling-Ellis has got involved in several basic storylines, such as discovering she is Mick’s biological daughter (Danny Dyer) after she suffered abuse as a child.

As she stated in a statement: “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.”

Moreover, she added: “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.”

The soap’s executive producer, Chris Clenshaw, said: “I have only had the pleasure to work with Rose for a short time, but she has always been an incredible asset to EastEnders, not just as a phenomenal actor, but as an amazing company member too.”

Chris Clenshaw, the soap’s executive producer, said: “I have only had the pleasure to work with Rose for a short time, but she has always been an incredible asset to EastEnders, not just as a phenomenal actor, but as an amazing company member too.”

Ayling-Ellis, deaf since birth, has seen a significant rise in her profile since participating in Strictly Come Dancing.

She has led the campaign to make British Sign Language a legally recognized language and collaborated with Barbie on its first doll with behind-the-ear hearing aids, launched earlier this week.

She also wrote a bedtime story for CBeebies. The addition, Ayling-Ellis, and her professional Strictly partner Giovanni Pernice won a Bafta for the must-see television moment of the year.

Due to involvement Strictly, there has been an increase in the number of people who are familiar with sign language.

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