Rose-Ayling Ellis’ BBC documentary about the challenges, discriminations and barriers faced by the deaf community will be available for viewers to watch tonight (June 26).

The 27-year-old, known for her role in EastEnders, will explore positive movement for societal change and inclusion for deaf individuals.

Rose Ayling-Ellis: Signs For Change was announced as a BBC commission last year.

Ahead of its release, Ayling-Ellis said: “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.

“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, ground-breaking 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.”

How to watch Rose Ayling-Ellis: Signs For Change

For those wanting to watch the documentary, it will air tonight at 9pm on BBC One.

Emma Loach, BBC Commissioning Editor, said: “The impact Rose has had over the last few years is nothing short of remarkable.

“We are honoured to be working with Rose on this new BBC documentary which, by examining her own life and the experiences of others, will shed important light on the challenges still faced by deaf people in the UK.”

Rose was announced the winner of Strictly Come Dancing in 2021 with professional partner Giovanni Pernice.

Watch Rose Ayling-Ellis: Signs For Change on BBC One at 9pm on Monday, June 26.