The 27-year-old Paralympian is among the 15 celebrities who will compete in the flagship BBC series with the hopes of scoring a perfect 10 from judges Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse, Anton Du Beke and head judge Shirley Ballas.
Although viewers won’t have long to wait to discover who the celebs will be dancing with, Ellie, an individual with dwarfism, explained the adjustments her and her dance partner have had to make.
‘He’s never danced this with anyone with dwarfism before and I’ve never ever danced before in my life,’ she said.
‘So we said to each other we’re just gonna see how it is, you know, adapt.’
‘Like if I have to hold him differently, I’ll hold him differently. It might be so different but I think if I can do it, which is completely out of my comfort zone, people watching from home can realise they can adapt,’ the retired swimmer added to Radio Times and other press.
Ellie first rose to prominence over a decade ago, winning two golds for Team Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Paralympics – when she was just aged 13 years old.
That same year, she was crowned BBC’s Young Sports Personality of the Year.
In 2009, she made history as the youngest person to receive an MBE from The Queen, aged 14.
Ellie recently addressed that she was subjected to vicious trolling on social media.
‘Some people have said, “How’s the dwarf going to dance?”’ she revealed to MailOnline.
‘It’s sad and it does get to you.
‘I asked my professional partner if he was going to be all right with it because I’m small but he was like, “I want to dance with you, I want to try it out.’
‘It’s scary. Yes, I’ll be self-conscious. I’m a woman anyway, I’m different. We all worry about our wobbly bits. I’m not going to be like any other celeb, with that partnership where you can hold each other.’
Strictly Come Dancing is set to return on Friday September 23 at 7pm on BBC One with the first live show taking place on Saturday September 24 at 6.45pm on BBC One.
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