Strict winner Rose Ayling-Ellis ‘splits up with boyfriend Sam Arnold’

Strict winner Rose Ayling-Ellis has reportedly split from longtime boyfriend Sam Arnold.

The EastEnders actress, 27, has been with her partner for seven years and he cheered her on as she lifted the Glitterball trophy with partner Giovanni Pernice last year.

But according to The Sun, the pair called it quits, and Sam is leaning on Rose’s pal and CBeebies host Aimee Campbell-Nottage for support.

Sad: Strict winner Rose Ayling-Ellis has reportedly split from longtime boyfriend Sam Arnold (pictured together)

Sad: Strict winner Rose Ayling-Ellis has reportedly split from longtime boyfriend Sam Arnold (pictured together)

A friend told the publication: “Rose and Sam’s relationship is definitely over, it’s very amicable and they will remain close friends but unfortunately there is no romantic future for them.

“They spent a lot of time apart while Rose was on tour, which had repercussions. It was difficult for both of them, of course, but they’re confident it was the right move – and Sam had a shoulder to cry on their mutual friend Aimee.

The source added that Rose has thrown herself into her work as she has been inundated with post-Strictly offers.

MailOnline has reached out to Rose officials for comment.

Tough: According to The Sun, the couple called it quits, with Sam leaning on Rose's pal and CBeebies host Aimee Campbell-Nottage for support (the couple pictured with Giovanni Pernice, Rose's partner on Strictly last year).

Tough: According to The Sun, the couple called it quits, with Sam leaning on Rose’s pal and CBeebies host Aimee Campbell-Nottage for support (the couple pictured with Giovanni Pernice, Rose’s partner on Strictly last year).

It comes after it was recently reported that Rose’s friends have expressed doubts about the couple’s future due to their busy working hours and said they were concerned the infamous Strictly curse could strike again.

Rose – who has kept their relationship fairly private over the years – vacationed alone in Barcelona earlier this year.

A source told the publication: “Rose and Sam have been growing apart, especially after she’s been so busy with work projects and being asked about new work opportunities.

“They still have a lot of love and respect for each other, but they’re also still young and working on their lives.

History: The EastEnders actress, 27, has been with her partner for seven years and he cheered her on as she lifted the Glitterball trophy with partner Giovanni Pernice last year (pictured)

History: The EastEnders actress, 27, has been with her partner for seven years and he cheered her on as she lifted the Glitterball trophy with partner Giovanni Pernice last year (pictured)

“Rose went to Barcelona alone to gather her thoughts and think about what she wants. They’ve both grown as people since they first started dating.

“This is Rose’s moment and she’s taking life by the horns, focusing on her career and taking every opportunity she can.”

The strict curse stipulates that couples who appear on the show separate from their partners because of their appearance in the program.

Rose and Samuel are keeping their relationship a secret but put on a rare public show last year on their sixth wedding anniversary.

Samuel wrote, “I still think you’re the funniest, most beautiful, super cool girlfriend I’ve ever asked for,” while Rose added, “We’ve been together for six years and I still don’t find you annoying.”

Travel: In 2019, the couple vacationed in Peru, where Rose shared a relaxing moment together in the Huacachina desert

Travel: In 2019, the couple vacationed in Peru, where Rose shared a relaxing moment together in the Huacachina desert

In 2019, the couple vacationed in Peru, where Rose shared a relaxing moment together in the Huacachina desert.

It comes after Rose earlier this week criticized the lack of diversity on television when she revealed she is developing a new comedy-drama about deaf women dating in London.

The star has campaigned for disability rights after gaining prominence as the first full-time deaf actress on the soap opera and the first hearing-impaired contestant on Strictly Come Dancing.

Discussing her experience at the Edinburgh TV Festival, the actress revealed that on screens she was “done being the token-deaf character” and said more needs to be done to make television accessible , such as making sure all shows have working subtitles.

She said: “My reality isn’t always pretty. It’s not nice when my access is compromised,” she explained, while a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter stood next to her on stage.

Dancing Queen: Rose made history as the first deaf contestant on Strictly Come Dancing last year (pictured with partner Giovanni after they won)

Dancing Queen: Rose made history as the first deaf contestant on Strictly Come Dancing last year (pictured with partner Giovanni after they won)

“It’s not nice to realize that my presence is a sign. It’s not nice when my favorite TV shows don’t have subtitles.

“It’s not nice to feel frustrated and unheard.”

Rose also reflected on a number of challenges she faced while working on acting projects, including the expectation of teaching BSL to the rest of the cast.

She also revealed that she would spend time explaining how scripts could be improved to make them more accessible and authentic to a deaf person’s experience, but that her changes are often left out of the final cut.

Iconic: The EastEnders star has campaigned for disability rights after rising to prominence as the first full-time deaf actress on the soap (pictured on the show)

Iconic: The EastEnders star has campaigned for disability rights after rising to prominence as the first full-time deaf actress on the soap (pictured on the show)

She said: “I’m constantly fighting to have my deaf identity represented, but I end up feeling like my voice isn’t being heard – I end up feeling torn apart.

“Torn between representing the deaf community and telling our story, but wanting a career with good working relationships.”

When she suggested that she felt subtitles needed to be improved, she explained that not all broadcasters are required to subtitle 100% of their programs and explained that media watchdog Ofcom had said that “decisions on regulations should be made on the basis of the Affordability and viewership are taken into account. and occasional technical difficulties”.

She continued, “Whatever comes next for me, I know one thing for sure – I’m done being the token deaf character. I believe that diverse, rich and fascinating Deaf stories are ready to go mainstream and that together we can do it.

“I don’t know if anyone will listen to me or if that gets lost with the hype.

“What I do know is that disabled people shouldn’t be responsible for curing able-bodied people of their ignorance.”

Rose’s powerful speech came as it was revealed she was developing a new comedy-drama that will give hearing-impaired actors a chance to shine.

The untitled comedy-drama follows a group of deaf women as they navigate the dating world in London and is based on Rose’s own experiences.

Rose will star in the show and help write the script.

She told Deadline: “It hasn’t been talked about yet. We hear a lot about being female and how women perform on the dating scene, but as a deaf woman it’s a very different experience. It will be nice to share this story.”

She continued that she was surrounded by a diverse team during production, noting, “There are so many different people on the show and I can’t speak for their experiences, so I wanted a team that could express it all together.” . I’m not going to the country to spend months writing this.’

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‘I’m done being the token deaf character’: It comes as Rose calls for more TV variety and reveals she’s written a new comedy about hearing-impaired women dating

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