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Viewers This Morning Praise The Show For Introducing First Deaf Chef Yvonne Cobb


This morning, audiences took to social media to praise the ITV show for championing inclusivity as it introduced new chef Yvonne Cobb, on Thursday.

In the show’s first season, presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield greeted the British Sign Language chef as she made Tex Mex live on air in the hopes of inspiring others. another learn to sign.

Fans back home urged the producers to bring Yvonne back and make her a regular feature as they were made to ‘stop and think’ about how they could use BSL.

Amazing: This morning, audiences took to social media to praise the ITV show for championing inclusivity as they introduced a new chef Yvonne Cobb on Thursday

Amazing: This morning, audiences took to social media to praise the ITV show for championing inclusivity as they introduced a new chef Yvonne Cobb on Thursday

Amazing: This morning, audiences took to social media to praise the ITV show for championing inclusivity as they introduced a new chef Yvonne Cobb on Thursday

Announcing his segment, Phil said: ‘Now it’s time to cook a little, and joining us in the kitchen is Yvonne Cob. She was our first deaf guest chef. So you might notice Pascal next to us, who is translating for Yvonne. ‘

Holly added: ‘And we also have Sandy who will interpret for you at home.’

Phillip then used some of the sign language he had learned to say, ‘So what did you cook today?’

Inspirational: In the show's first episode, presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield greeted the chef using British Sign Language as she made Tex Mex live on air

Inspirational: In the show's first episode, presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield greeted the chef using British Sign Language as she made Tex Mex live on air

Inspirational: In the show’s first episode, presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield greeted the chef using British Sign Language as she made Tex Mex live on air

A show first: Announcing her segment, Phil said: 'She was our first deaf guest chef.  So you may have noticed Pascal next to us, translating for Yvonne'

A show first: Announcing her segment, Phil said: 'She was our first deaf guest chef.  So you may have noticed Pascal next to us, translating for Yvonne'

A show first: Announcing her segment, Phil said: ‘She was our first deaf guest chef. So you may have noticed Pascal next to us, translating for Yvonne’

A delighted Yvonne replied: ‘Beautiful signature! I’m making a Tex Mex this morning with a little twist, so it’s Chimichangas and I’m going to teach you some sign language! ‘

She explained: ‘I’m trying really hard to make sure there’s more sign language on television and to make sure I’m signing recipes.

‘Over the years, I have been honored that many young children and elderly deaf people have felt more confident in the kitchen thanks to my cooking classes.’

It's amazing: Fans at home implored the producers to bring Yvonne back and make her a regular feature as they were made to 'stop and think' about how they might use use BSL

It's amazing: Fans at home implored the producers to bring Yvonne back and make her a regular feature as they were made to 'stop and think' about how they might use use BSL

It’s amazing: Fans at home implored the producers to bring Yvonne back and make her a regular feature as they were made to ‘stop and think’ about how they might use use BSL

Including: Yvonne explains: 'I'm trying really hard to make sure there's more sign language on television and to make sure I'm signing the recipes'

Including: Yvonne explains: 'I'm trying really hard to make sure there's more sign language on television and to make sure I'm signing the recipes'

Including: Yvonne explains: ‘I’m trying really hard to make sure there’s more sign language on television and to make sure I’m signing the recipes’

She added: ‘This is my dream come true that I am here. I’m very proud of being deaf, that’s who I am so for me being deaf is something that I embrace.

‘It’s been a privilege for me to be here with you in my language and I hope that inspires others to learn sign language.’

Viewers took to Twitter to praise Yvonne, with one saying: ‘It’s great you have a deaf chef on today’s show. Really enjoyed watching her cook and sign autographs. ‘

Viewers took to Twitter to praise Yvonne, with one saying: 'It's great you have a deaf chef on today's show.  Really enjoyed watching her cook and sign '

Viewers took to Twitter to praise Yvonne, with one saying: 'It's great you have a deaf chef on today's show.  Really enjoyed watching her cook and sign '

Viewers took to Twitter to praise Yvonne, with one saying: ‘It’s great you have a deaf chef on today’s show. Really enjoyed watching her cook and sign ‘

They continued: ‘It’s something we should all be encouraged to learn from. It definitely makes you stop and think. Please invite her back again. ‘

Another added: ‘#ThisMorning great seeing Yvonne on and I’m learning some new signs #bsl. Please add this! ‘

A third wrote: ‘Yvonne is brilliant, what a great role model and advocate for the deaf community. Good to see BSL on the mainstream – ADD please! ‘

This morning airs weekdays from 10am on ITV and ITV Hub

Proud: Yvonne added: 'It's been my dream come true that I'm here.  I'm so proud that I'm deaf, that's who I am so for me being deaf is something that I embrace'

Proud: Yvonne added: 'It's been my dream come true that I'm here.  I'm so proud that I'm deaf, that's who I am so for me being deaf is something that I embrace'

Proud: Yvonne added: ‘It’s been my dream come true that I’m here. I’m so proud that I’m deaf, that’s who I am so for me being deaf is something that I embrace’

Source: | Dailymail.co.uk


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