Actress and Strictly Come Dancing champion Rose Ayling-Ellis is to turn into the primary celeb to signal a CBeebies bedtime story.
Ayling-Ellis, 27, who has been deaf since beginning, discovered fame starring as Frankie Lewis in BBC cleaning soap EastEnders and went on to turn into the primary deaf contestant to win Strictly.
On Sunday, Ayling-Ellis will make her debut within the CBeebies story nook, telling the story in British Signal Language of a younger bear and his father on their journey into the invention and administration of deafness.
To rejoice Deaf Consciousness Week, she is going to signal Can Bears Ski?, written by Raymond Antrobus and illustrated by Polly Dunbar.
The story attracts on the writer’s personal expertise to indicate how isolating it may be for a deaf little one in a listening to world.
Whereas competing within the nineteenth collection of Strictly, Ayling-Ellis carried out a touching routine with dance companion Giovanni Pernice throughout which they paused the music and danced in silence as a tribute to the deaf neighborhood.
Talking about signing for CBeebies, Ayling-Ellis mentioned: “I’m tremendous excited to learn my first CBeebies bedtime story in British Signal Language and it’s much more great to share a narrative written by a deaf author.
“I hope deaf children enjoy the story and it inspires hearing children to want to learn BSL more.”
Can Bears Ski? would be the first ever BSL-signed story on CBeebies and it’ll see Ayling-Ellis talking solely to introduce the story and on the finish of the programme to say goodnight to the younger viewers. The story can even have subtitles.
The cleaning soap star has actively campaigned for BSL to be recognised as an official language and be given authorized standing within the UK.
Her story will air on Sunday to mark the top of Deaf Consciousness Week. It is going to be the primary of two tales she has recorded for CBeebies.
CBeebies Bedtime Tales airs each day at 6.50pm, with episodes signed by a BSL interpreter proven each Saturday and Sunday.