Rose Ayling-Ellis and John Whaite disputed Strictly’s claims.

Rose Ayling-Ellis refuted claims that Strictly Come Dancing has become too “awake” to include same-sex couples and contestants with disabilities.

The deaf, 27-year-old actress, who won last year’s series with Giovanni Pernis, responded to an article claiming Strictly has become an “awake boxtic exercise,” citing dwarf Ellie.・I asked him not to make comparisons with Simmons.

John White, who reached the final of last year’s series with Johannes Radebe as the first all-male pair in the show’s history, shared a video on Instagram about why he disagrees with the article’s premise.

Criticism: Rose Ayling-Ellis and John Whaite hit back at claims that Strictly Come Dancing has become too “awake” to include same-sex couples and contestants with disabilities

Rose shared a screenshot of John’s video on her Instagram story, writing:

“If you think television is too ‘awake’, remember that you’ve been blessed enough to not realize this.

“And don’t compare me to Ellie. [Simmonds]we both have completely different life experiences that cannot be compared.

“Just listen and be open to learn.

Says: Rose, who is deaf, won last year's series with Giovanni Pernis, responded to an article claiming Strictly has become a

Says: Rose, who is deaf, won last year’s series with Giovanni Pernis, responded to an article claiming Strictly has become a “wake-up box-tick exercise” and compared it to Ellie Simmons (pictured) asked not to.dwarfism

Rose wrote: It's a big deal for minorities.

Rose wrote: It’s a big deal for minorities.”

Paralympic swimmer Ellie, who has achondroplasia, the most common cause of dwarfism, previously said her ‘representation of the disability’ in Strictly was ‘very important’ .

In John’s video, the Great British Bake Off star refuted the comparisons between him and this year’s same-sex couple of Richie Anderson and Giovanni Parnis.

“Here’s an article on the BBC’s Strictly that directly compares the partnership with Johannes to that of Richie. [Anderson] and Giovanni. It also compares the show’s Ellie Simmons to last year’s Rose Eyring Ellis.

“By using those comparisons, she talks about how Strictly woke up this year.

Opinion: John White, who reached the final of last year's series with Johannes Ladebe as the first all-male pair in the show's history, shared a video on Instagram discussing why he disagrees with the article's premise. did.

Opinion: John White, who reached the final of last year’s series with Johannes Ladebe as the first all-male pair in the show’s history, shared a video on Instagram discussing why he disagrees with the article’s premise. did.

“Don’t use the partnership with Johannes as a way to undermine or erode the beauty of Richie and Giovanni’s partnership.”

The article suggested that while John and Johannes’ partnership felt “natural,” Richie and Giovanni were “mismatched.”

John also said of the comparison between Rose and Ellie: look.

He added: “If you think the BBC shows this wide variety and representation, if you find it indigestible to watch, or if you think you’ve woken up, I suggest you don’t watch it. .

Partners: In John's video, the Great British Bake Off star refuted the comparison between him and this year's same-sex pair of Richie Anderson and Giovanni Parnis (pictured).

Partners: In John’s video, the Great British Bake Off star refuted the comparison between him and this year’s same-sex pair of Richie Anderson and Giovanni Parnis (pictured).

Meanwhile, Ellie appeared on Thursday’s episode of This Morning to talk about representing people with disabilities.

“For me, this incredible opportunity and doing it for the disabled community means the world to me.

We have Jade and Richie this year, and we’re doing it strictly with guys like Rose. A show like Strictly is very strong at that.

Shaw: John also mentions the comparison between Rose and Ellie, stating: It's hard to see

Shaw: John also mentions the comparison between Rose and Ellie, stating: It’s hard to see

Strictly Come Dancing 2022: Who’s the Couple?

Helen Skelton and Gorka Marquez

Helen Skelton and Gorka Marquez

Helen Skelton and Gorka Marquez

Celebrity Age: 39

Profession: TV and radio stations

helen says: “I’m really excited to be immersed in a fun adventure. My family and friends have always loved the show and I can’t wait to get started.”

Ellie Simmons and Nikita Kuzmin

Ellie Simmons and Nikita Guzman

Ellie Simmons and Nikita Guzman

Celebrity Age: 27

Profession: former athlete

Ellie says: “To be asked to be part of the Strictly family is very exciting and I can’t wait.

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Ellie Taylor and Johannes Radebe

Ellie Taylor and Johannes Radebe

Ellie Taylor and Johannes Radebe

celebrity age: 38

Profession: comedian

Ellie says: “Okay, cover me with a fake tan and wrap me in sequins!

Fleur East and Vito Coppola

Fuller East and Vito Coppola

Fuller East and Vito Coppola

Celebrity Age: 34

Profession: singer

fleur says: “I am equally nervous and excited to be joining the lineup for this year’s Strictly. I am excited to learn new skills and want to absorb every moment of this magical experience. I am thinking.

James Bye and Amy Dawden

James Bye and Amy Dowden

James Bye and Amy Dowden

Celebrity Age: 38

Profession: Actors in EastEnders

james says “I’m not known for my shimmies and sparkly toes. In fact, my kids laugh at my dad dancing all the time, but it’s an honor to be asked. I’ll do my best.”

Jade Adams and Karen Hauer

Jade Adams and Karen Hauer

Jade Adams and Karen Hauer

Celebrity Age: 37

Profession: comedian

Jade says: “I’ve been a huge fan of the show for years. I feel like I’m watching myself in a dream and can’t believe this has become a reality.”

Tyler West and Diane Buswell

Tyler West and Diane Buswell

Tyler West and Diane Buswell

Celebrity Age: 26

Profession: radio DJ

tyler says: “This is a show that means so much to me and my family, and I can’t wait to seriously shake my leg on that shiny dance floor by the side of the sequins.”

Hamza Yassin and Jowita Priztal

Hamza Yassin and Jowita Priztal

Hamza Yassin and Jowita Priztal

celebrity age: 35

Professionn: wildlife photographer and presenter

hamza says: “I am so happy to be a part of Strictly 2022. I never thought in a million years that I would be on such a cool show.”

Richie Anderson and Giovanni Parnis

Richie Anderson and Giovanni Pernis

Richie Anderson and Giovanni Pernis

Celebrity Age: 34

Profession: radio presenter

richie says: “This is a dream come true! I can’t wait to get my sparkles, sequins and shimmies on the world’s most famous dance floor!”

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Kim Marsh and Graziano di First

Kim Marsh and Graziano Di Prima

Kim Marsh and Graziano Di Prima

Celebrity Age: 46

Profession: Star and host of Coronation Street

kim says: “I’m so happy to win again this year! I’m a big fan of the show and I can’t believe I watched it at home in my pajamas and actually danced in front of the judges in a sparkly dress.

Matt Goss and Nadya Bikova

Matt Goss and Nadya Byskova

Matt Goss and Nadya Byskova

Celebrity Age: 53

Profession: singer

matt says: “I’m reclusive, come to America, work, then go back to America. I thought it was time to go home and get out of my way.”

Molly Rainford and Carlos Gu

Molly Rainford and Carlos Gu

Molly Rainford and Carlos Gu

Year: twenty one

Profession: singer

molly says: “I already know it will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience and I can’t wait to meet other members of the Strictly family to share it.”

Will Meller and Nancy Shu

Will Meller and Nancy Shu

Will Meller and Nancy Shu

Celebrity Age: 46

Profession: actor

Will says: “I know it will be a big challenge, but that’s what life is all about. Come on!’

Tony Adams and Katya Jones

Tony Adams and Katya Jones

Tony Adams and Katya Jones

Celebrity Age: 55

Profession: retired soccer player and manager

tony says: “To say I’m thrilled is an understatement. The charm of sequins and the call of salsa have replaced my ragged old football boots with Strictly Soft shoes.”

Kay Adams and Kai Widlington

Kay Adams and Kai Widlington

Kay Adams and Kai Widlington

celebrities arelow: 59

Profession: TV presenter

Kay says: “I said I wanted to make the last years of my fifties memorable, but I can’t think of a better way to do it than to show the world my left foot. Please pray for me!

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