EastEnders Bobby Brazier shares plans to dedicate Strictly dance to late mum Jade Goody

EastEnders star Bobby Brazier has revealed plans for a moving Strictly Come Dancing routine he may dedicate to his late mum Jade Goody.

The 20 year old actor, who is an early favourite to scoop the Glitterball trophy on the hit BBC show, opened up on the songs he would like to dance to when he takes to the dancefloor later this month. And he revealed that he would ‘hope to make people cry’ with one performance.

Bobby was last month confirmed as one of the 15 celebrities due to take part in this year’s Strictly. He has been preparing for the show for the last few weeks and is nearly ready for his debut on Saturday 23 September.

And he has also already been thinking of some songs he’d like to perform routines to on the show. He told MailOnline: “There’s a few – it depends on the mood. Saturday Love and also This Woman’s Worth by Maxwell – that would be beautiful, I’d hope to make people cry doing that.”

He added: “Maybe I’ll dedicate that one [to my mum]. I haven’t thought about it, but maybe that one.”

Bobby was aged five, and his brother Freddie was four, when their mum Jade Goody died on Mother's Day, 2009, following a battle with cervical cancer. Their dad Jeff Brazier raised the children after the death of Jade – from whom he had split.

Bobby had his dad Jeff in tears as he accepted the award for Rising Star at the National Television Awards on Tuesday. The young actor, who plays Freddie Slater in EastEnders, was also emotional when he picked up the gong at the ceremony at London's O2 Arena.

Bobby had been sitting in the audience with his dad, TV presenter Jeff, 44, and his EastEnders co-star Molly Rainford, prior to collecting the prized trophy. Accepting the award on stage, he said: "I've been thinking about what I might say over the last couple of days and it's become very, very obvious.

"This actually has very, very, very little to do with me and everything to do with my dad… over the course of the last 20 years I've consistently heard him say, 'Because I can', it was a mantra or a motto of his, and him just saying that, 'Because I can!' you know, why not?"

He went on to thank EastEnders bosses for believing in him when he had "no experience", quipping: "I still don't have a clue what I'm doing, to be honest."

And he added: "But they've all been so supportive, and just lovely and merciful and everything that I needed throughout the whole time and even still."

Bobby has previously said he was too young to have any lasting memories of his late mother, telling press when asked what he recalls of her: "Not a whole lot. Maybe memories of memories. I'm always being told about her and what she meant to people.”

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