Mollie King is nervous about tripping over on Strictly Come Dancing

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 8 September 2017
Mollie King

Mollie King

Mollie King is nervous about tripping down the stairs when her name is called out in the introductions on the opening night of the new series of 'Strictly Come Dancing' on Saturday (09.09.17)

Mollie King is petrified of falling down the steps when she is introduced for the first time on 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The 30-year-old beauty can't wait to slip into her sequinned frocks and bust a move on the ballroom and latin show later this month, but she just wants to make sure she nails the opening part with glamour and grace.

The Saturdays star says she is hoping to be paired with a "strong man" because she will feel a lot safer with a dancing professional who can lift her at ease.

Speaking during a BUILD session, she said: "This sounds so stupid. You know at the start when they say like "Mollie King" and you've got to wave at the top of the stairs. You've got to look glamorous.

"And then you've got to walk down the steps. I don't want to literally just tumble down them and then like get up and rearrange myself.

"I just really want to look really graceful doing that bit.

"And I don't want to forget the routine. But that's why I need a strong man.

"I just need somebody to keep me going with the right moves.

"If he is holding me there and he's got me, I'll feel a lot better that I am not going to spin off out of control. "

The 'All Fired Up' hitmaker was determined to make room in her schedule to appear on the BBC One show and seeing her bandmate Frankie Bridge - who was a runner-up in 2014 with partner Kevin Clifton - on the live tour of the show made her want to do it even more.

Asked why she signed up, she said: "Why wouldn't you want to sign up to be honest? I've always wanted to do it and when I saw Frankie do it and then when I went to see her do it on the live tour, that's when I saw to management "right, guys, we've got to fit this in the schedule somewhere."

Other than wanting to lift the glitterball trophy, Mollie is loving the sparkly outfits and can't wait to start learning some movies.

She said: "You do end up as a family for sure ... I'm loving the glamour of it, the sparkles, the sequins, the tan, yeah I'm loving it. I can't wait to actually learn to dance now. That's the bonus."

'Strictly Come Dancing' begins on Saturday (09.09.17) on BBC One from 7pm.

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