it’s officially Strictly come to dance season.
The latest series, the 20th anniversary special, has revealed a new set of contestants for 2022, including figures from the worlds of music, television and sports.
You can find the full lineup here.
Among the contestants vying for the Glitterball trophy this year is Molly Rainford.
But Who is Molly Rainford and what has she said about appearing on Strictly?
The 21-year-old Rainford rose to fame after reaching the final of Brittany’s Got Talent in 2012 when he was only 11 years old.
She impressed judges Simon Cowell and Amanda Holden with her renditions of Roxette’s “It Must Have Been Love” and Beyoncé’s version of “Ave Maria.” She finished in sixth place (the dancing dogs performance won by Ashleigh and Pudsey), but was quickly signed to Sony Music.
In 2014, she became the co-host of CBBC’s friday download and, in 2021, she gained new fans for her role in the series Nova Jones, which tells the story of an intergalactic pop singer.
Rainford also wrote and released an extended play, which has been streamed over two million times online, and recorded a series of Christmas covers for an EP released in 2020.
His father is Dave Rainford, a former midfielder and assistant manager for Chelmsford City FC.
speaking in front of her Strictly appearance, Rainford said, “I wanted to participate in Strictly because I love everything that the show stands for, all the glitz and glamour. I love acting and have never tried Latin or ballroom dancing before, so I’m adding a new string to my bow.”
Rainford’s Instagram account can be found here.
Strictly come to danceLive shows will be broadcast on Saturday nights on BBC One.
Source : www.independent.co.uk