Britain's Got Talent Star Molly Rainford Joins Strictly Come Dancing 2022 Line-Up

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Molly Rainford (Photo: Samir Hussein via Getty Images)
Molly Rainford (Photo: Samir Hussein via Getty Images)

Molly Rainford (Photo: Samir Hussein via Getty Images)

Former Britain’s Got Talent finalist Molly Rainford has become the tenth contestant to be confirmed for this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.

The singer was just 11 when she appeared on the ITV series in 2012, and finished in 6th place, behind eventual winners Ashleigh and Pudsey.

Since then, Molly has taken the lead in CBBC show Nova Jones as the titular intergalactic pop superstar.

She was confirmed for the forthcoming series of Strictly – due to kick off next month – on Wednesday morning’s edition of Newsround.

Molly reached the final of Britain's Got Talent in 2012 (Photo: Ken McKay/Thames/Shutterstock)
Molly reached the final of Britain's Got Talent in 2012 (Photo: Ken McKay/Thames/Shutterstock)

Molly reached the final of Britain's Got Talent in 2012 (Photo: Ken McKay/Thames/Shutterstock)

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!”

Molly joins the likes of Will Mellor and Kym Marsh on this year’s Strictly line-up, with the pair being the first contestants confirmed for the series last week.

Since then, radio personality Richie AndersonLoose Women panellist Kaye Adams, comedian Jayde AdamsParalympic swimmer Ellie SimmondsKiss DJ Tyler West80s pop legend Matt Goss and Ted Lasso star Ellie Taylor have also been revealed to be taking part.

More stars are set to be revealed over the coming days – check out the full list of rumoured celebs here.

Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One next month.

This article originally appeared on HuffPost UK and has been updated.

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