Strictly Come Dancing 2022: Molly Rainford struggled to dance


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Come dance strictly star Molly Rainford confessed that she was on the verge of tears when she was in the dreaded dance.

CBBC star and professional dancer Carlos Gu landed in the bottom two over the weekend and were pitted against comedian Jayde Adams and Karen Hauer.

Judges Shirley BallasMotsi Mabuse, Anton Du Beke and Craig Revel Horwood ultimately chose to rescue Molly and Carlos, who had performed a Grange Hill-themed street dance.

Reflecting on that moment on Tuesday’s It Takes Two, Molly admitted to host Rylan Clark that she struggled to ‘fight back the tears’ when she got into a fight with the Alma’s Not Normal actor to stay in the juggernaut series.

Describing the experience as “difficult”, Molly said she had “so much fun” competing that she was praying it wasn’t her “last dance”.

She told the former The X Factor contestant that she hoped she hadn’t let down “the amazing” Carlos because she was having “such a great time and didn’t want it to end there.”

“It was a tough night,” she added.

Molly was pitted against Jayde at the dance (Credit: PA)

Having received negative feedback from the panel, Molly also said she “fully understands” their criticisms.

She added that the routine hadn’t been as “exciting” as their previous performances.

Molly, who has generally impressed the Fab Four over the course of the series, previously said she was feeling the pressure after rising to the top of the leaderboard in the first two weeks.

Molly Rainford in Strictly Come Dancing
Molly and Carlos wowed the judges (Picture: PA)

She told Janette Manrara in a previous It Takes Two: “I feel a bit scared for the next few weeks just because I feel like we’ve set a good bar and there’s pressure to maintain that.”

However, she also admitted that she “felt good” to be in the top spot after scoring some nines from the judges in week two.

This week, Molly and other celebs, including Ellie Simmonds and Hamza Yassin, will test out their Tangos in a spooky Halloween.

Molly and Carlos will perform the Argentinian song Tango to Stranger Things Running Up That Hill by Kate Bush.

They will be looking to overtake wildlife presenter and cameraman Hamza, who currently leads the standings with 35 points, followed by Helen Skelton and Fleur East.

Strictly: It Takes Two continues tomorrow at 6.30pm on BBC Two.

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