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‘We should all be encouraged to learn sign language’: This Morning viewers praise the show for championing inclusivity as they introduce the first deaf chef Yvonne Cobb

This Morning viewers took to social media to praise the ITV show for championing inclusivity as they introduced a new chef Yvonne Cobb, on Thursday.

In a first for the show, presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield welcomed the cook who used British Sign Language as she made a Tex Mex dish live on air in hopes to inspire others to learn how to sign.

Fans at home urged 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 viewers 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 viewers took to social media to praise the ITV show for championing inclusivity as they introduced a new chef Yvonne Cobb on Thursday

Announcing her segment, Phil said: ‘Time for a bit of cooking now, and joining us in the kitchen is Yvonne Cob. She is our first ever deaf guest chef. So you might have noticed Pascal next to us, who is interpreting for Yvonne.’

Holly added: ‘And we have Sandy, too, who will be interpreting at home for you.’

Phillip then used some sign language that he had learnt to say, ‘So, what are you cooking today?’

Inspiring: In a first for the show, presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield welcomed the cook who used British Sign Language as she made a Tex Mex dish live on air

Inspiring: In a first for the show, presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield welcomed the cook who used British Sign Language as she made a Tex Mex dish live on air

A show first: Announcing her segment, Phil said: 'She is our first ever deaf guest chef. So you might have noticed Pascal next to us, who is interpreting for Yvonne'

A show first: Announcing her segment, Phil said: ‘She is our first ever deaf guest chef. So you might have noticed Pascal next to us, who is interpreting for Yvonne’

A delighted Yvonne replied: ‘Beautifully signed! Im making a Tex Mex dish this morning with a nice little twist, so it’s Chimichangas and I will be teaching you some sign language!’

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

‘I’ve been very honoured over the years that many young children and older deaf people are feeling more confident in the kitchen as a result of my cookery school classes.’

Incredible: Fans at home urged 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

Incredible: Fans at home urged 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

Inclusive: Yvonne explained: 'I'm trying really hard to make sure there’s more sign language on television, and to ensure that I’m signing the recipes'

Inclusive: Yvonne explained: ‘I’m trying really hard to make sure there’s more sign language on television, and to ensure that I’m signing the recipes’

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

‘It’s a privilege for me to be here with you using my language and I do hope that it will inspire others to learn sign language.’

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

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

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

They continued: ‘It’s something we should all be encouraged to learn. It certainly 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. More of this please!’

A third penned: ‘Yvonne was brilliant, what a great role model and advocate for the deaf community. So good to see BSL in the mainstream on – MORE please!’

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

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

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

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