The Saturdays’ Mollie King confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2017

The beeb has confirmed The Saturdays’ Mollie King as one of the celebrities taking part in Strictly Come Dancing 2017.

Mollie’s participation was confirmed this morning (7 August) on BBC Radio 1’s Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw.

“I’m a huge fan of Strictly Come Dancing so I can’t actually believe I’m lucky enough to be taking part in it this year!” – Mollie King

Mollie is best known as one of five The Saturdays’ members. The multi-platinum selling band has sold over five million singles worldwide, scored 13 Top 10 singles and five Top 10 album and been the subject of three primetime TV series, including ‘Chasing The Saturdays’ for E! which aired in over 40 territories. 

Outwith the group Mollie has established herself as a mainstay of the fashion press and a fixture on London’s style scene.

“I’m literally so excited to learn latin and ballroom dancing, and of course I can’t wait to get into the sequins too! It’s going to be a lot of hard work but I’m ready for the challenge!” – Mollie King

As yet no other contestants have been announced for this year’s Strictly but the BBC say more will be in due course. The popular entertainment show is expected to return to BBC One next month.