Everyone prepares differently for Strictly Come Dancing‘s intense routines, with some even receiving lessons from past contestants.
While his yet-to-be-disclosed professional partner is teaching him the moves, Bobby Brazier has been taking covert supplementary lessons.
The Eastenders star, along with Love Island‘s Zara McDermott, is a frontrunner to win the next season, which premieres in fall.
Bobby, the son of Jeff Brazier and the late Jade Goody, has been a fixture in Albert’s Square since last year.
While his dancing abilities have yet to be confirmed, the rising star is reportedly receiving secret lessons from co-star Molly Rainford.
Last year, the 22-year-old participated on Strictly Come Dancing and finished sixth with professional Carlos Gu.
‘I had no idea Bobby was going for Strictly but when I found out, straight away I was showing him the frame,’ she told The Mirror.
On the programme, Molly portrays Anna Knight and collaborates closely with Bobby, who plays Freddie Slater – a very complicated romantic connection.
She continued: ‘I joked to him, “How about we practise together and then you say I taught you everything you know”. So that’s what’s happening – though of course his pro partner may say different.
‘My advice to him was just to enjoy it and take it all in, and to expect it to be tougher than you thought.’
In a twist on the Strictly Curse, the former Britain’s Got Talent star even found love on the programme, falling for fellow participant and DJ Tyler West, 27.
According to The Sun, Bobby has been warned not to follow this same route and keep it professional.
A source close to the actor said: ’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.’
Bobby was seen in June with rumoured girlfriend Mia Mon, a Twitch broadcaster, at the Taste Of London event in Regents Park, although it’s unclear if the couple is still together.
Strictly Come Dancing comes to BBC One and iPlayer this autumn.
Source My Celebrity Life.