Deaf celebrities put ‘in separate screening room’ during UK premiere of Dungeons & Dragons film

Rose Ayling-Ellis pictured at the National Television Awards 2022.
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Strictly Come Dancing champion Rose Ayling-Ellis has described how she and other deaf celebrities had to watch the premiere of Dungeons and Dragons: Honour Among Thieves in a separate room on Thursday night.

Ayling-Ellis, a former Eastenders actress and Strictly’s first deaf contestant, was among many deaf guests invited to the Cineworld screening in Leicester Square – including twin fashion bloggers Hermon and Heroda, and Call The Midwife star Samantha Baines.

Alongside a picture of her outfit, Ayling-Ellis posted on Instagram: “It is my first time to [a] film premiere because they provided subtitles and BSL interpreter, kudos to them!

“But they put me and all the other deaf guests in a separate screening room.

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