‘Excited’ Ellie Simmonds says being first dwarf on Strictly is ‘an actual honour’

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‘Excited’ Ellie Simmonds says being first dwarf on Strictly is ‘an actual honour’
‘Excited’ Ellie Simmonds says being first dwarf on Strictly is ‘an actual honour’




Unique: Swimming Paralympic legend Ellie Simmonds was unveiled because the sixth confirmed celeb signed up for the BBC dancing present on SundayEllie Simmonds shall be swapping the pool for the ballroom (Picture: BBC Press Workplace) Swim legend Ellie Simmonds was “tremendous excited” to be chosen for Strictly Come Dancing yesterday. She described it as an actual honour to characterize folks with incapacity, following the victory of deaf EastEnders actor Rose Ayling-Ellis with professional Giovanni Pernice final 12 months. “I’ll be so, so nervous, and I’ll strive not to consider all of the folks watching,” stated Ellie, who attended the Commonwealth Video games yesterday. “My household and pals will assist me and assist me keep grounded. “I’m the primary dwarf doing the present, I’ll present how constructive that’s, that to be totally different is OK. It’s a actual honour.”

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Ellie hopes her participation will present that it is ‘okay to be totally different’
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Deaf contestant Rose Ayling-Ellis received Strictly final 12 months
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Walsall-born Ellie, 27, has saved the information secret for months. She stated: “It has been so onerous, you simply need to inform everybody. I instructed my different half Matt, and my dad and mom, however I solely instructed my sister this morning. It’s a household custom to observe it yearly. “To be a part of it’s so thrilling. It’ll be nice to swap the goggles and the hat for the sequences and the make-up.” Ellie was born with achondroplasia, a sort of dwarfism, and is 4ft. She give up swimming with a number of honours after final 12 months’s Tokyo Paralympics. She joins comic Jayde Adams, Coronation Road actors Will Mellor and Kym Marsh, Unfastened Girls star Kaye Adams and Radio 2’s Richie Anderson within the Strictly line up. Learn Extra

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