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‘Rose Ayling-Ellis is showing you can be deaf and still be happy’: Deaf performers hail the Strictly effect

The actress’ silent break on last week’s show was the TV moment of the year – and it’s changing perceptions around deaf performers and British Sign Language, too. Read my full The i Paper article here

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This should be the year record-breaking pro Giovanni Pernice wins Strictly Come Dancing

The talented Italian pro has made the final three times but never grasped that glitterball trophy. Is Rose Ayling-Ellis his lucky charm? Read my full Telegraph article here

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Strictly on stage

In need of a sequin fix? Here’s our guide to the Strictly Come Dancing-related stage shows. Read my full Dancing Times article here

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‘I’m fighting for gay rights through same-sex ballroom dancing’

The 2020 New Year Honours list included a landmark entry: the first honour for services to same-sex ballroom dancing. Pioneering dancer, DJ, event organiser and campaigner Jacky Logan now has a Medal of the Order of the British Empire – though … Continue reading

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