‘I go club­bing with AJ un­til 3am’

The Satur­days star just can’t get enough of danc­ing

Now (UK) - - News - Words by Sarah Robertson

Pop star Mol­lie King has been tak­ing ad­vice from best friend Frankie Bridge on how to be the best on Strictly Come Danc­ing.

The Satur­days singer made her de­but on this year’s first live show, danc­ing the jive to Good Golly Miss Molly, and for­mer fi­nal­ist Frankie, 28, has been shar­ing her tips. ‘Frankie and I are close,’ Mol­lie said of her for­mer band mate, who was a run­ner-up in the BBC danc­ing com­pe­ti­tion in 2014.

‘She told me to go on Youtube when­ever I can to see how the pro­fes­sion­als do it – knowl­edge is power, so I’m try­ing to learn as much as

I can. She gives great ad­vice.’

Af­ter Mol­lie put in such an en­er­getic rou­tine on the open­ing night of the se­ries, it would be easy to think af­ter­wards she would have wanted noth­ing more than to kick her heels off and go home to sleep; but in­stead she went out club­bing with her dance part­ner AJ Pritchard, 22, un­til 3am!

‘You’d think the last thing I would want to do is dance, but I can’t get enough of it,’ the 30-year-old says, laugh­ing. ‘I had a great night on Satur­day and I was so ex­cited to be on the show that AJ and I just wanted to keep cel­e­brat­ing.’

Mol­lie, who has been tipped by judge Craig Revel Hor­wood to lift the Glit­ter­ball, ad­mits nerves did get the bet­ter of her on the open­ing night. ‘I was at the end, so it was so long to wait and watch ev­ery­body,’ she says. ‘Also, I did the jive – they never used to give any­one the jive in the first week be­cause it’s thought of as dif­fi­cult.’

But at least the singer has spray tans to look for­ward to ev­ery week... ‘I’m get­ting my fake tans for free on the show, so I am sav­ing!’ she laughs.

The star has also been busy pick­ing her lat­est col­lec­tion for Lit­tle­woods and says there is some­thing for all women in there. ‘There are some se­quin and ruf­fle num­bers that I think would be great for danc­ing the cha cha cha on Strictly!’

‘I’m learn­ing tips on Youtube’

The singer has been tipped to win the con­test

Mol­lie says her friend Frankie gives great ad­vice

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