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Strictly star giving dance lessons to Bobby Brazier ahead of show

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EastEnders' Molly Rainford has revealed she's been giving Bobby Brazier "secret dance lessons" ahead of his appearance on Strictly Come Dancing.

Last month, Brazier was revealed as the 12th celebrity contestant heading to the dancer floor this year – and has already been getting tons of advice from his co-star.

"I had no idea Bobby was going for Strictly but when I found out, straight away I was showing him the frame," Rainford, who competed in the 2022 series and made the final alongside pro partner Carlos Gu, told The Mirror.

"I joked to him, 'How about we practise together and then you say I taught you everything you know.'"

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Rainford also revealed her advice for Brazier ahead of his time on the series, adding that he'll need to put the work in to master the steps in training.

"I said to him, 'You will have to take it a bit seriously at times. If you want Shirley to notice the technique, you have to give it some welly,'" she said.

"But I'm sure he will work hard because he'll want to get things right. He has the drive for it... I'm going to have major FOMO (fear of missing out) watching him perform."

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While Rainford has been enjoying teaching Brazier her best dance moves, things haven't been as laid back for their respective EastEnders characters Anna Knight and Freddie Slater, who recently shared a night of passion.

Following the fallout from Cindy's return to Walford, the pair had a one-night stand despite Freddie knowing of his friend Bobby Beale's crush on her.

Their secret won't stay hidden for long either, with Ian Beale set to let slip about their fling in upcoming scenes.

Strictly Come Dancing airs on BBC One, while spin-off Strictly: It Takes Two airs on BBC Two. Both shows are available to stream on BBC iPlayer.

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