Bobby Brazier is already a fan favourite within the Strictly Come Dancing cast, but some of his loved ones are reportedly scared that he may become sidetracked.
During the hard training sessions that take place before the concert, the 20-year-old has wowed the experienced dancers with his abilities.
Along with Love Island‘s Zara McDermott, the Albert Square favourite is said to be at the core of a ‘battle’ amongst the Strictly pros, who are all competing for the best combination.
Bobby, who is expected to be partnered with Nadiya Bychkova based on their heights, has all the characteristics to succeed.
‘He is a very determined young man with a naturally competitive spirit — both qualities which he’ll need to progress on Strictly,’ a source that claims to be close to Bobby revealed.
However, some people in his life allegedly have concerns.
The source continued to The Sun: ’But he has to remain focused because, as Strictly has proved in the past, it’s very easy for competitors to have their head turned.
‘His nearest and dearest just don’t want to see him unintentionally waste the chance of a lifetime by temptations on the show.’
The son of Jeff Brazier and the late Jade Goody is accustomed to celebrity, having launched a modelling career while still in high school, which may help him remain unfazed during the Strictly season.
His involvement on the BBC programme is also meaningful for Jade’s mother, Jackiey Budden, who has expressed her excitement ahead of his debut.
Bobby’s late mother, who died in 2009, was a major fan of the programme, and the 64-year-old claimed she is ‘over the moon’ that he has signed up for Strictly this year.
‘I’m over the moon and he’s just stepped in his mum’s shoes — he’s in Jade’s trotters,’ she said.
‘He’s been born to bring Jade back as himself because he’s the spit of Jade — he’s got his daddy’s head. It will be like watching her on telly.’
Bobby, 20, joins the likes of Amanda Abbington, Les Dennis, and Angela Rippon in the Strictly 2023 cast, which resumes this month.
Strictly Come Dancing will air on BBC One. It will reportedly commence on September 23.
Source My Celebrity Life.