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FOR­MER Strictly run­ner-up Frankie Bridge says Satur­days band­mate Mol­lie King first started pre­par­ing for the dance show three years ago.

Frankie, who lost out to Caro­line Flack Clifton Kevin COLLABRO star Michael Auger feared he would die while stuck in Saint Martin dur­ing Hur­ri­cane Irma. The 2014 Bri­tain’s Got Tal­ent win­ner told me: “The hur­ri­cane was fright­en­ing but it was ac­tu­ally a few days later that was the worst. “We were stranded with no elec­tric­ity or wa­ter and loot­ers were bang­ing on the door to break in. “I gen­uinely feared for my life and won­dered if I’d ever get off the is­land.” Michael and his band­mates have just re­leased char­ity sin­gle Light­house, with all pro­ceeds go­ing to Save The Chil­dren’s Emer­gency Fund. The group go on a 30-date UK tour next month. Tick­ets are on sale now.

in 2014, said: “I knew Mol­lie re­ally wanted to do it.

“When­ever my dance part­ner

would come over, Mol­lie was al­ways ask­ing to have a lit­tle go.”

Frankie de­nied Mol­lie had an ad­van­tage due to her pop star days, adding: “Danc­ing in the band is noth­ing like on Strictly.”

She was sup­port­ing the #FeelSu­per cam­paign for the third year to help raise funds for Marie Curie.

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