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Strictly Come Dancing’s Rose Ayling-Ellis turns down £1MILLION to be the face of Specsaver in protest against government

DEAF Strictly star Rose Ayling-Ellis has turned down lucrative deals to endorse hearing aids.

The EastEnders actress refuses to promote any non-NHS devices.

Rose, 27, is understood to have been offered deals worth hundreds of thousands of pounds by high street names including Specsavers.

But she has rejected them all so as not to “mislead” her fans.

Rose, the first deaf celeb on Strictly, is favourite to win the BBC dance show with her partner Giovanni Pernice.

A source said: “Rose has already done so much to raise awareness of the plight deaf people face on a daily basis. She is a total inspiration.

“High street franchises like Specsavers sell hearing aids and several firms have been in touch to see if she wanted any freebies, or wanted to get on board for campaigns.

“Although it means turning down vast sums of money, Rose doesn’t feel right accepting. She gets her hearing aids from the NHS and doesn’t want to mislead her fans.

“She is a passionate champion of our health service.

“Her pals have been joking that Rose should have gone to Specsavers but she’s adamant not profiting from her condition is the right thing to do.”

Last month, Rose and Giovanni, 31, danced in silence to raise awareness of deafness.

Her appearance on the show has also encouraged youngsters to take up sign language.

Rose, who was born deaf, uses a mixture of oral English and British Sign Language to communicate.

Speaking of her dancing, she said: “I have a hearing aid, so I pick up some of the music and I can hear the beat. I can hear someone singing, but I can’t identify exact words. I also feel the vibrations.”

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