STRICTLY Come Dancing star Rose Ayling-Ellis is reportedly set to become the next Stacey Dooley after winning over the hearts of the nation.
The EastEnders actress, 27, has been wowing on the dance floor with her professional partner, Giovanni Pernice.
The actress is also a is hot favourite to win the show after a part-silent performance heralded as the greatest in its history.
Her spellbinding routine with Giovanni Pernice saw the music stopped halfway through as the couple continued to dance.
And bosses are now reportedly in talks to have the actress front documentaries and other entertainment programmes, following in the footsteps of Stacey Dooley, who bagged herself high-profile roles at the BBC.
A source told The Mail On Sunday: “Rose is a star and is exactly what the BBC need. The nation has fallen in love with her.
“Everything about her is so charming and lovely.
“She has won a fan base of millions of people in the matter of a few weeks.”
They added: “She resonates with the young and the old, which is exactly what the BBC needs right now – and there are a number of projects being discussed for her after the show.”
Earlier this week, Rose and Giovanni melted hearts on This Morning as they reflected on the impact of having Rose – who is deaf – taking part in the BBC dance competition.
Rose told presenters Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary: “It’s society that makes it difficult being deaf …
“My mum – when she found out I was deaf, she felt so alone. She felt she had no idea about deaf culture and deaf community.
“It’s society that makes it difficult being deaf…. there’s nothing wrong with being deaf, I have no problem with it.”
Italian dancer Giovanni, 31 added that Rose is “100% the best dance partner” on the show.
He continued: “I’m a professional dancer, I’ve been doing it for 23 years.
“Even 10 seconds of silence was so hard because in that 10 seconds, you have to think about your steps and you have to think about keeping the beat – and I was like, ‘Now I understand what she goes through.’”
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