This Saturday marks the premiere of Strictly Come Dancing series 21, and the participants have started working with their professional dancers.
Bobby Brazier, who plays Freddie Slater on Strictly Come Dancing, has said he will step away from the job in order to focus on his practice and training.
Bobby began working on the BBC soap in 2022 and most recently won the Rising Star National Television Award.
Bobby, who is actively preparing for the BBC dancing competition, said he is taking a break but that “I’ll be back” after.
He said: “I’m taking a break,” when talking to Digital Spy. I’ve already recorded it, so no, I’m not going to tell you about it. However, I’ll return.
In spite of his best buddy Bobby Beale (Clay Milner Russell), who has feelings for Anna Knight (played by Molly Rainford), having an affair with her, Freddie has grown popular among viewers.
Alfie Moon (Shane Richie), who outed him, caused Bobby to feel ashamed and heartbroken, which may have caused him to temporarily leave Walford.
Bobby will begin the tournament this Saturday, and he has confessed that he was surprised to learn that he is one of the bookmakers’ favorites to win.
They have no reason to believe that, he continued. It’s just that I’m young and evidently really entertaining.
Recently, Bobby expressed his delight for his first day of training on his Instagram page, writing: “Strictly Come Dancing, an utter rollercoaster so far.
The full range of emotions are there every day in such a large number and in such a short period of time. Let’s pause for a moment to acknowledge my companion.
He added that he was finding the steps “tough” in interviews with Express.co.uk and other media: It is exhausting. The fittest people I have ever encountered are these folks, the pros, you know.
“They can exert themselves with ten times the intensity we do, with far greater technical skill but for far longer durations, and yet here I am saying, ‘I’m exhausted.
“I’ll be honest, I’m exhausted and waiting for my body to catch up because it’s not used to this. However, it is a lot of fun, and we are all meeting new people and forming friendships.