Who is Molly Rainford – Actress and singer confirmed as the latest Strictly 2022 contestant
Molly Rainford is no stranger to TV competitions having got through to the final of Britain’s Got Talent at just 11-years-old.
Molly Rainford is the latest Strictly Come Dancing contestant to be announced for the show’s 2022 line-up. The 21-year-old was the youngest ever finalist of Britain’s Got Talent when she first graced our screens in 2012.
The singer, then 11, sang a moving rendition of Ave Maria during the final, as well as breathtaking performances of It Must Have Been Love and One Night Only. She was beaten to the prize by Ashleigh and her dog Pudsey.
Since her time on the talent show the actress has graduated from the Sylvia Young Theatre School, in Marble Arch, London. After Britain’s Got Talent Molly was awarded a scholarship at the internationally renowned drama school by Simon Cowell and Sony Music.
Molly currently stars in CBBC’s Nova Jones as the intergalactic pop superstar. The show will return for a second series this Autumn, and a third series of the popular show has already been recorded, the BBC announced.
Molly said in a statement: “I’m so excited to be part of Strictly Come Dancing, I’ve watched it for years and can’t wait to meet the pros and the others taking part! I can’t wait to learn the moves and get dancing!”
The actress is shortlisted for this year’s best newcomer at the Variety Club Showbusiness Awards, but aside from being a celebrated actress Molly is also an accomplished singer. Molly has released two EPs, and five singles including Commitment, which has gained over two million streams.
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