My mum took me to a ballet class when I was three or four and the teacher said, ‘Mrs King you’re wasting your money, she has no grace.’ “OTI MABUSE had to teach me how to point my toe and I was wishing my parents had kept me in the ballet classes.“I’m not a trained dancer, so all I know is that I’ve got to work my socks off. “I’m a hard worker anyway and I wouldn’t like to be going on prime-time Saturday night TV looking like a complete wally.Today she releases single Hair Down and it’s an unashamed pop banger. It’s the sort of song you dance to with your friends or listen to with friends on a road trip.” In 2015 Mollie signed a solo deal with Island Records and after two years’ hard work in the studio, is hoping to release her first collection next year.She enlisted songwriters Xenomania – behind The Saturdays’ All Fired Up and What Are You Waiting For – to pen the track and work on her debut solo album. Mollie explains: “I said, ‘I really want to put out a super pop record. She says: “The album is about three-quarters of the way through – it’s mostly feelgood and pop.” It has been worth the wait.“All the girls stand in a circle and each time a different professional boy would come and rotate and dance with you. Despite spending seven years as part of the biggest British girl group of the time, Mollie insists she has never had formal dance training.Mollie King gives an exclusive preview of new song Hair Down, ...And it means MOLLIE KING has road-tested all of the hunky pros ahead of the official pairings being decided — and already has her eye on a couple of favourites.On a visit to Bizarre HQ for her first interview since signing up for Strictly, THE SATURDAYS singer explains: “We did this thing called speed dancing, which they haven’t done before. "They were PASHA KOVALEV, GORKA MARQUEZ, GIOVANNI PERNICE and BRENDAN COLE — he has firm hold and is a real joker.” It sounds like musical speed-dating, but it will soon be time to get serious and Mollie is determined to go far.
“I just want to enjoy the whole razzle dazzle of it and hopefully learn to dance a bit more sexier.” That said, during filming for the launch show earlier this week, which goes out next Saturday, she was pictured getting close to fellow contestant, Holby City actor JOE Mc FADDEN.
I’m sure there’ll be some OASIS classics in there too.
Gig IT’S been ten years since BBC Music Introducing launched and to celebrate, GEORGE EZRA, BLOSSOMS, NAO and SLAVES are performing a gig at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on October 4.
Recalling their relationship, Jay said: “I was like, ‘Stay with us.’ The first time we hung out, I told her, ‘Stay with us.’ “She was telling us, she was writing the songs to our face: ‘They’re trying to make me go to rehab, I’m not going’. At the bash guests were promised champagne – perhaps her message was aimed at the waiters. Tour HE’S been busy on the festival circuit but LIAM GALLAGHER clearly can’t get enough of life on the road.
Comeback SAM SMITH tweets that he’ll be back soon, saying: “Thank you for being so patient. The rocker has announced a UK and Ireland arena tour performing material from his upcoming solo album As You Were.