STRICTLY sensation Molly Rainford has revealed she is plotting a major career change as soon as she is done with this weekend’s final.
The former CBBC actress has been taking Strictly by storm, and wants to capitalise on her soaring popularity by launching a music career.
Molly has lit up the Strictly stage
She is set to appear on Sunday’s Strictly final with dance partner Carlos
The 22-year-old plans on capitalising her Strictly fame into a music career
While she is considered an underdog to win Sunday’s final, Molly has big plans for the future as soon as she is done on the Strictly stage.
Speaking to HOAR, Molly revealed that creating her own music is “a big priority” as she moves into her next chapter.
She said: “It has been a while since I have done my own music.
“I can now bring in my new dance skills to my music which I couldn’t do before so I think Strictly has definitely made me a more confident and complete performer and artist.”
Asked about her own musical inspirations, the 22-year-old pointed to pop sensations Anne-Marie and Dua Lipa.
“That is the kind of artist I would love to be like,” she said.
“I just want to keep writing and create my own career as a pop star. I have been doing so much music playing CBBC’s Nova Jones which I love.
“But it will be nice doing my own music. I want to show the world what kind of artist I am. Fingers crossed.”
And her time on the Strictly stage is already leading to opportunities, as she has even been tipped to represent the UK in next year’s Eurovision Song Contest.
A source close to the Eurovision team involved in selecting the Brit candidates told The Mail On Sunday: “Molly has all of the attributes to be a great act for the UK.
“She has a fantastic voice and she has a huge fan base.
“She is a real performer and has worked her way into the showbusiness industry through hard graft.
“She is the epitome of what the UK candidate should be. It’s very exciting.”
Molly first appeared on the nations screens as a finalist on Britain’s Got Talent in 2012.
And she revealed that following her gruelling stint on the BBC dance contest, she is definitely feeling the effects as she heads for the finish line.
She said: “There’s definitely a need for a holiday after this.
“I can’t wait to enjoy Christmas with my family and just relax after Strictly and soak everything in.
“I love dressing warm in winter clothes, going ice skating, to the Christmas markets and spending time with family.”
WEST END DREAMS
Molly’s music aspirations don’t stop with being a pop star, as she feels she would “definitely like to try” turning her talents to the West End.
She added: “After doing this and getting a bit more confidence and experience in the dance word I’d definitely like to try out for a musical theatre role.
“This week is really fun, the Argentine Tango to Running up That Hill by Kate Bush, such a good song.
“And we’re like vampires and it’s all about the power trip between the two of us, which is not a role that I’ve played before. I’ve really got to get my teeth into it.”
But Molly’s many admirers may be disappointed to hear that she isn’t looking for love, and her priorities only lie with her flourishing career.
“I’m definitely concentrating on work,” she said.
“I’m so at the start of my career and after seeing what everyone else on the show has done, I’m just ready to go in that direction and have no distractions.
“I really want to capitalise off this incredible Strictly experience.
“I feel like I am just at the start of my career and there is so much more to come. “
Molly has won over fans during her stint on the BBC dance contest
The 22-year-old has previously starred on CBBC