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Disability representation in the TV industry: can we really wait 20 years?

In the past decade, TV has given a crucial platform to para-athletes, not just in sports events, but in entertainment shows like Dancing On Ice, with Libby Clegg reaching the final in third place. In the same year on Celebrity Masterchef, TV personality and business owner Amar Latif was the first blind person to compete. Strictly Come Dancing has also featured disabled people. Rose Ayling Ellis, a deaf actress who plays Frankie in Eastenders, was crowned as the first disabled Strictly Come Dancing champion. Other contestants were Ellie Simmonds who has Dwarfism, and Jonnie Peacock who is an amputee. Despite


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