HRVY dishes dirt on Jacqui Smith's shocking memes in Strictly Come Dancing group chat

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 4 March 2021
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Former 'Strictly' star HRVY is constantly surprised by Jacqui Smith's memes which she shares in the class of 2020 group chat

HRVY is constantly surprised by the memes Jacqui Smith posts in the 'Strictly Come Dancing' group chat.

The 22-year-old star appeared on the BBC One Latin and ballroom competition alongside the former Labour politician in 2020, and he revealed the contestants are still in touch and regularly speak.

HRVY can't help but question some of the posts made by Jacqui – the former Labour politician who was the first woman to hold the position of Home Secretary – with a wry a smile about her once lofty position as Britain's first-ever female Home Secretary.

Speaking to Roman Kemp as part of a new campaign celebrating the launch of LEGO Vidiyo, he said: "We have the sickest group chat with all the other contestants.

"And it's so funny because I've never found myself in a weirder group chat in my life. Like, you've got comedians, you've got ex-politicians, Home Secretaries, you've got actors, singers.

"It's such a fun group chat – do you know what, it's still going off. Sometimes, I'm like, 'Did the Home Secretary just send that meme in?' I'm not even lying!"

HRVY – who made it to the final, eventually losing out to comedian Bill Bailey – admitted his most awkward moment on 'Strictly'' came when he had to dress up as a garden gnome for Movies Week, although he quickly warmed to the idea, which was inspired by animated movie 'Gnomeo and Juliet'.

Recalling his and Janette Manrara's routine to Sir Elton John and Kiki Dee's hit 'Don't Go Breaking My Heart', he laughed: "I remember going in and I was speaking to the producers. They were like, 'OK cool, so what are your favourite movies? Who can you see yourself being?'

"So I was like, 'James Bond'. Then they told me on the day that ... 'Just to let you know, we want you to be a garden gnome.'

"I was like, 'Brilliant! Like, sick!' "

Overall, HRVY loved his 'Strictly' journey and he was delighted to take on something out of his comfort zone.

He said: "It was an experience, and it was a good experience. I was very nervous but I was excited for a challenge."

HRVY, along with radio DJ Roman Kemp and pop star Sophie Ellis-Bextor have teamed up with The LEGO Group to front a new campaign for the launch of LEGO Vidiyo, the new interactive app that allows kids to create their own music videos, called #VIDIYOVibes.

Set to become the next big social craze, #VIDIYOVibes sees kids create versions of their favourite music videos on the free LEGO VIDIYO app, and then pay them forward to friends and family in a mood-boosting and ‘pass-it-on’ chain.

HRVY, whose track with Matoma ‘Good Vibes’ is available on the app, has already been creating and sharing his own #VIDIYOVibes with his followers to spread positivity.

He said: “I’ve always found that music – whether it's singing, dancing or song-writing – is the perfect outlet for me to express myself and it works wonders for my mental health. I can definitely relate with those over the past year who've been fighting the FOMO by expressing themselves through creativity and music. Shout out all the Finders Of Creative Opportunities!

“I’ve had so much fun getting creative with LEGO VIDIYO and making a LEGO version of my track, I'm all about the 'good vibes' so I hope this inspires you guys to get involved in spreading 100,000 moments of FOCO by creating their own #VIDIYOVibes too!”

The free LEGO VIDIYO app is available to download now on Android and iOS.

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