The Version Interview... Mollie King on Strictly Come Dancing.
Saturdays singer Mollie King can't wait for erm, Saturdays now she's part of the 2017 Strictly cohort.
What are you most looking forward to on Strictly?
I’m really looking forward to genuinely learning to dance with my partner. Of course, performing every Saturday night is going to be so exciting, the costumes and I love a cheeky spray tan. I’ve spoken to people who’ve done the show before like Frankie Bridge and Laura Whitmore and they’ve both said that they’ve had such a blast doing it so I can’t wait to get stuck in!
Have you got any previous dance experience?
I’ve performed with The Saturdays, but we never really did full on dance routines, it was more just poses or moving around the stage. I’ve never actually done anything like this. I went to a ballet class when I was about three and they told my mum that she was wasting her money taking me there because I had no grace at all, so my mum took me out and took me to football class, so I’m hoping I’ll be a bit more graceful now.
What are you looking for in a dance partner?
Somebody that’s very patient as I’m quite slow to pick things up. Someone who can have a real good laugh, somebody that I really get on with and who’s going to really help me but be able to have a laugh with it too.
How far do you hope to make it in the competition?
I want to do as well as I can, I am competitive. I’m so looking forward to it that I’d be really gutted if I went out in the first two weeks or something. I’d love to get as far as possible. I’d love to get to Blackpool but I know obviously that that’s really far off. I’d love to get as far in so that I can have soaked up the atmosphere, the costumes, the fake tan, just so that I’ve lapped it all up really.