Bobby Brazier confesses he's never watched Strictly so is 'coming in fresh'

The EastEnders actor is taking to the dancefloor on the new series of the BBC show

Bobby Brazier is taking part in Strictly Come Dancing 2023. (BBC)
Bobby Brazier said he's never seen Strictly Come Dancing. (BBC)

Bobby Brazier has admitted that he has never seen Strictly Come Dancing in his life.

The EastEnders actor – son of late Big Brother star Jade Goody - is waltzing onto the BBC ballroom contest later this month but it seems he may not know quite what to expect as he has never tuned in before.

According to the Mirror, Brazier said he signed up because he loves dancing and that he was always going to say yes if he ever got the call from Strictly bosses.

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But asked about big moments from the dancefloor in previous series, he confessed: “I’ve never watched the show, so I’ll be coming in fresh!”

The star said he loves dancing. (Getty Images for Wagtail)
The star said he hasn't done any preparation. (Getty Images for Wagtail)

The 20-year-old, who plays Albert Square’s Freddie Slater, also shared that he had “done absolutely nothing” to prepare ahead of the contest, where he will be up against the likes of Angela Rippon, Les Dennis and Krishnan Guru-Murthy.

“These dancers are the fittest people I've ever met, they're like, robots – dancing machines!” he said, adding: “Maybe I'll start stretching a little bit.”

However, it seems one thing Brazier has planned is a tribute dance to Goody, who died in 2009 aged 27 after battling cervical cancer.

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Bobby Brazier plays Freddie Slater in EastEnders. (BBC)

The star, who was five when he lost his mum, recently told MailOnline that there were a few songs he would like to dance to, including This Woman’s Worth.

Brazier said a performance to the song would be "beautiful" and that he hoped it would move viewers.

“Maybe I’ll dedicate that one (to Goody)," he added. “I haven’t thought about it, but maybe that one.”

Other stars taking part in Strictly this year include Jody Cundy, Nigel Harman, Eddie Kadi, Nikita Kanda and Amanda Abbington.

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Bobby Brazier with his brother Freddie and their late mum Jade Goody. (PA Images/Alamy)

Adam Thomas, Layton Williams, Annabel Croft, Ellie Leach, Zara McDermott and Angela Scanlon have also signed up.

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The programme returns for its 21st series this month, with the live shows beginning on Saturday 23 September.

Watch: Strictly Come Dancing bosses are planning to pay tribute to Len Goodman when the show returns.