Layton Williams has always wanted to do a musical episode of 'Bad Education'.
The 29-year-old actor starred as Stephen Carmichael in the hit BBC Three school-based comedy series alongside comedian Jack Whitehall and now that the sitcom is returning for a festive special where he will get to perform original songs and choreography, Layton has shared his "excitement" at the comeback.
He told The Sun newspaper's TVBiz column: "I’ve been rooting for a musical episode from day dot. I’m excited for people to see the cast in a different light, like Jack Whitehall sing- ing and dancing-ish. I would say ish."
Layton started his career when he played the title role in 'Billy Elliot: The Musical' in the West End and went on to perform musical numbers as Kylie Parkinson in the comedy series 'Beautiful People' but he is currently taking part in 'Strictly Come Dancing', where on Saturday's (02.12.23) episode, he and professional partner Nikita managed to get a perfect score of 40 from the judges.
He later took to social media where he shared that he "hoped" he was doing the musical theatre industry "proud" with his time on the show so far.
He said on Sunday (03.12.23) on X about getting the highest possible score from every judge on the panel: “10’s across the board! Fighting back from the bottom 2 is rough but what a perfect routine for it.
“All credit has to go to the most amazing dance partner and teacher ever – @kuzmin__nikita! Think what you want about me, but give him his flowers plz.
“Reading all these comments really gave me the boost to go out there and slay for the stageys, theatre fans and MT industry! I’ve been flying the flag for us all since day dot and hope I’m doing ya’ll proud.”