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Molly Rainford is the tenth celebrity contestant confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2022

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Molly Rainford is the tenth celebrity contestant confirmed for the brand new series of Strictly Come Dancing. The multi-award-winning entertainment show, produced by BBC Studios, will return to BBC One and BBC iPlayer for its 20th series this autumn, once again bringing glitter, glamour and glorious dancing to homes across the nation.

Molly Rainford is a singer and actress.

Molly Rainford said: “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!”

At only 21 years old, ‘intergalactic pop superstar’ singer and actress Molly Rainford is about to become a household name.

Molly burst onto TV screens at the age of eleven in 2012, when she became the youngest ever finalist of Britain’s Got Talent. Choosing to continue her studies after BGT, Simon Cowell and Sony Music honoured Molly with their first ever drama school scholarship at internationally renowned Sylvia Young Theatre School.

Since graduating, Molly is currently starring in the lead role as intergalactic pop superstar ‘Nova Jones’ in the hit CBBC show Nova Jones. This Autumn, Molly will be seen across CBBC screens as Nova Jones returns for series two. The series has proved so popular that the BBC has already filmed a third series.

Molly has been shortlisted for best newcomer at the 2022 Variety Club Showbusiness Awards and has released two EP’s, including single Commitment, which has garnered over two million streams to date.

The news was revealed this morning (Wednesday 10 August) on CBBC’s Newsround.

For interview requests, please contact clemmie.kirby@bbc.co.uk

The remaining celebrity contestants joining the new series will be announced in due course.