The BBC has announced that it will be hiring a British Sign Language interpreter on every show of its Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour. It is the first time in 11 years, since the live tour was last performed, that BSL interpreters are being used to bring more people with hearing difficulties and mobility issues access to this popular show.
The “strictly come dancing 2021 contestants” is a new addition to the tour, with BSL interpreter at all venues. The show will be on in the UK from September 2020.
Every location on Strictly Come Dancing’s forthcoming tour will have a BSL interpreter on hand.
Today, a social media statement was made describing how the trip would be made more accessible.
The announcement comes after EastEnders star Rose Ayling-Ellis made history by being the first deaf participant on the glamorous dance program, which she won with professional partner Giovanni Pernice.
‘BREAKING NEWS!’ tweeted the Strictly arena tour’s official Instagram account. We’re thrilled to announce that every venue and performance on the tour will have a certified BSL interpreter, making this the UK’s largest ever BSL accessible stadium tour.’
They explained that ‘the interpreter will be displayed on two very large screens either side of the stage area,’ allowing attendees to ‘book tickets and sit almost anywhere in the arena to enjoy the experience with family and friends,’ and that ‘the interpreter will be displayed on two very large screens either side of the stage area,’ allowing them to ‘enjoy the experience with family and friends.’
Fans may visit strictlycomedancinglive.com for additional information on how to purchase tickets.
Last month, Rose and Giovanni won the glitter ball in a historic victory (Picture: PA)
You should contact your local venue if you need PA help.
On Twitter, Champion Rose was quick to congratulate the news, writing: ‘Amazing!’
The announcement was followed by a video with a BSL translator detailing how to buy tickets for the concerts on the tour’s social media pages.
The Strictly Come Dancing tour kicks off this month in Birmingham, bringing glitter and glitz to towns throughout the UK.
For the next 33 performances, the play will move to Manchester, Sheffield, Liverpool, Glasgow, Nottingham, and London.
The popular show’s 2021 season included greater diversity and representation than ever before, with participants having a significant influence on viewers’ lives.
John Whaite, the champion of the Great British Bake Off, teamed up with pro Johannes Radebe for the show’s first male-male partnership, finishing as runners-up.
Their collaboration has sparked a surge of interest in same-sex dance.
Rose, who claimed she wanted to participate on the program to promote awareness for the Deaf community, prompted a big rise in individuals seeking to learn sign language as a result of her appearance.
The demand for learning sign language surged by 100 percent during the course of the series, according to language study portal Preply.
Following Rose and Giovanni’s lead, other celebrities and professionals began to stand with raised jazz hands after each performance on the show, resulting in a 750 percent spike in the search demand for’sign language for clapping.’
Fans will also recall how the pair expressed their gratitude to the audience and judges in sign language, which resulted in a 267 percent spike in the amount of searches in the UK for “how to say thank you in sign language.”
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Giovanni, an Italian dancer, is set to go on his own tour later this year, and he just revealed that three of his shows would have BSL interpreters.
Rose and Giovanni, as well as John and Johannes, reunited this week to begin tour preparations, joining semi-finalists Rhys Stephenson, Tilly Ramsay, Sara Davies, Max George, and Maisie Smith, who was brought in last week to fill in for AJ Odudu, who had to bow out due to a foot injury.
The tour takes out on January 20 at the Utilita Arena in Birmingham.
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