Strictly Come Dancing’s Molly Rainford is planning a big career change after this weekend’s final of the ballroom contest
Molly Rainford is planning a career change after Strictly Come Dancing finishes this weekend.
The television presenter, 22 – who is set to compete in the ballroom dance contest final against Hamza Yassin, Helen Skelton and Fleur East and their professional partners on Saturday – is hoping to launch herself as a singer.
Former children’s television actress Molly rose to fame as a finalist in the sixth series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2012 and sung on the show, and she says Strictly has got her thinking about what she wants to do next.
New path: Molly Rainford, 22, is planning a career change after Strictly Come Dancing finishes this weekend
She told The Sun: ‘It has been a while since I have done my own music.
‘I can now bring in my new dance skills to my music which I couldn’t do before so I think Strictly has definitely made me a more confident and complete performer and artist.’
The screen star says she’d like to be an artist like Anne-Marie or Dua Lipa, adding that working on her own music is ‘a priority’.
Born to perform: The star – who is to compete in the ballroom contest final against Hamza Yassin, Helen Skelton and Fleur East on Saturday – is hoping to launch herself as a singer (Molly pictured with her professional partner dance Carlos Gu on the show)
She added: ‘I just want to keep writing and create my own career as a pop star. I have been doing so much music playing CBBC’s Nova Jones which I love.’
The actress detailed her motivation ahead of the final round and spoke about her ‘strong partnership’ with professional partner Carlos Gu and how they harnessed their ‘low points’ on the show.
Child star: Former children’s television actress Molly rose to fame as a finalist in the sixth series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2012 and sung on the show (Molly seen on Britain’s Got Talent)
Posting a picture of herself dancing with Carlos, she wrote: ”Words can’t describe this feeling.
‘Nobody understands just how grateful we are to not only be Strictly Come Dancing 2022 FINALISTS but to get to that place in the final all thanks your support and votes. It means the absolute world. Thank you so so much!
‘From day 1 I dreamt of going all the way to the final with @gkx_carlos I thought that if I could be his first partner ever and get him there it would be a memory we would never forget.’
Well done! It comes after Molly shared a heartfelt message on Instagram on Tuesday as she expressed her gratitude for being voted through to the Strictly final
Sweet: Beneath a photo of herself dancing with Carlos, Molly wrote: ‘Words can’t describe this feeling’
She continued: ‘With the all knock backs we’ve had in this competition that dream started to look a lot harder to accomplish.
‘But that song and that Paso doble in particular really showed just how strong as a partnership we have become. Taking the low points, using them as motivation and never giving up.’
Molly concluded: ‘Carlos you truly are incredible. Thank you for believing in me, even when I didn’t believe in myself. So glad we were partnered together all those months ago, I couldn’t have done any of this without you.
‘This is the final push and I cannot wait. @bbcstrictly I promise to leave my heart out on that dance floor. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.’
The post comes after Molly and Carlos made through to the final on Monday night in the show which saw Will Mellor and and Nancy Xu become the latest couple to be axed from the Strictly dancefloor.
The actor, 46, narrowly missed out on getting through to the Grand Final after facing Fleur East and her dance partner Vito Coppola in week 12’s dreaded dance-off.
Strictly Come Dancing: The Final will air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer at 7.05pm.
Incredible: The post comes after Molly and Carlos made through to the final during Monday night’s semi-final