This year’s launch show is being filmed next week, with Mollie revealing she got the chance to strut her stuff with a few of the professionals before bosses decide who her partner will be.
She told The Sun: “We did this thing called speed dancing, which they haven’t done before.
The former Saturdays singer went on to reveal which of the men on the show she was hoping to land as her professional partner, adding: “I liked the ones who held you firm. … Pasha Kovalev, Gorka Marquez, Giovanni Pernice and Brendan Cole – he has firm hold and is a real joker.”
Mollie was the first of this year’s 15 contestants to be announced last month, with ‘Strictly’ fans finally getting to see the new batch of contestants in action for the first time when this year’s launch show airs next weekend.
This will also be when we found out who this year’s couples are, with three new professionals having joined the show earlier this year, replacing Natalie Lowe, Oksana Platero and reigning champion Joanne Clifton.
However, Joanne will be returning to the show for one last performance with winning celebrity contestant Ore Oduba, when they perform their winner’s dance during the show.
The launch will also feature a special tribute to former ‘Strictly’ presenter Sir Bruce Forsyth, who died last month at the age of 89.
The 15th series of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ kicks off on Saturday 9 September on BBC One.