Strictly Come Dancing will introduce a huge new change to the show this year
Strictly Come Dancing contestant Mollie King has revealed a massive new change to the show this year.
The BBC dancing competition returns to our screens next weekend and ahead of the launch show on Saturday, September 9 The Saturdays singer Mollie King has revealed some juicy gossip about the new series.
In previous years, competing celebrities have been paired up with one selected professional dancer from the very beginning. The dancing duos have then been unable to swap partners… but this year there will be an exciting new element added into the mix.
Speaking to The Sun newspaper, Mollie explained how there has already been a “speed dancing” process.
She said: “We did this thing called speed dancing, which they haven’t done before. All the girls stand in a circle and each time a different professional boy would come and rotate and dance with you.
“I loved every minute of it. I liked the ones who held you firm. They were Pasha Kovalev, Gorka Marquez, Giovanni Pernice and Brendan Cole – he has firm hold and is a real joker.”
Mollie was the first celebrity confirmed on the Strictly Come Dancing line-up this month and she will be joined by Jonnie Peacock, Alexandra Burke, Gemma Atkinson, Charlotte Hawkins, Ruth Langsford, Debbie McGee, Davood Ghadami, Brian Conley, Simon Rimmer, Aston Merrygold, Richard Coles, Susan Calman, Chizzy Akudolu and Joe McFadden as they all compete for that famous glitterball trophy.
It was confirmed last week that the Strictly launch show will pay special tribute to Bruce Forsyth, following the recent news of his death.
Executive producer Louise Rainbow released a statement, reading: “Of course, we will be paying tribute to Sir Bruce at our launch show and this will include a heartfelt performance from out Strictly professional dancers.
“We want to celebrate him and all that he loved about the show. Sir Bruce was, and will always be, a huge part of Strictly Come Dancing.”
Strictly Come Dancing returns September 9 at 7pm on BBC One.