Strictly Come Dancing’s reigning champion Rose Ayling-Ellis has announced her latest project.

Taking to social media to update her fans, the actress confirmed she’s signed up for a new career challenge.

Ayling-Ellis revealed she’d soon be returning to the stage and taking on a role in a famous Shakespeare play.

Sharing the news on Instagram, the former soap star posted a poster for Soho Place’s upcoming West End production of As You Like It.

"So excited to finally share this news!" Ayling-Ellis wrote, alongside the poster. "

I am thrilled to be going back to theatre with this talented group of people.

"Scary thought to be performing Shakespeare for the very first time playing Celia.

I’m feeling privileged to be able to do this in this incredible new space

Can’t wait to get creative @sohoplace."

Starring alongside Ayling-Ellis in the upcoming comedy production will be Leah Harvey

Alfred Enoch and Martha Plimpton.