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Bobby Brazier ‘being eyed for West End role’ after wowing judges on 'Strictly’

Bobby Brazier is reportedly being lined up to star in a West End show once his run on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ ends credit:Bang Showbiz
Bobby Brazier is reportedly being lined up to star in a West End show once his run on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ ends credit:Bang Showbiz

Bobby Brazier is reportedly being lined up to star in a West End show once his run on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ ends.

The actor, 20, is said to have made such an impact on theatre bosses with his turn on the BBC ballroom show they want him on stage when it ends – which could see him treading the boards as well as reprising his ‘EastEnders’ role.

A TV insider told The Sun: “Bobby’s time on ‘Strictly’ certainly hasn’t gone unnoticed by theatre bosses.

“They really feel he has star quality and would put bums in seats, given his huge popularity.

“Bobby’s so graceful on the dancefloor and they believe he wouldn’t look out of place on a big musical production, or even a play.”

Bobby and his professional dance partner Dianne Buswell, 34, are currently fourth favourites to win ‘Strictly’ ahead of its quarter finals on Saturday (02.12.23) – which has a musicals theme.

On last week’s ‘Strictly’ he won praise for performing an emotional tribute to his late mum Jade Goody, who was killed by cancer aged 27 in 2009.

He and Dianne danced to ‘This Woman’s Work’ by Maxwell, a song Bobby said reminded him of his mother in a performance that left head judge Shirley Ballas, 63, and her fellow judging panellist Anton Du Beke, 57, in tears.

Bobby would be far from the first ‘Strictly’ star to move into theatre.

‘Hollyoaks’ actor Danny Mac, 35, who was a 2016 finalist on the show, went on to star in theatre productions of ‘On the Town’ and ‘Pretty Woman’.

And singer Louise Redknapp, 49, has appeared in ‘Cabaret’ and ‘Grease’ since she competed in the 2016 series of ‘Strictly’.

‘EastEnders’ actress Rose Ayling Ellis, 29, who won ‘Strictly’ in 2021 went on to make her West End debut in ‘As You Like It’.