Strictly's Bobby Brazier to pay tribute to late mum Jade Goody on the show
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Strictly Come Dancing’s Bobby Brazier hopes to pay tribute to his late mum, Jade Goody, on the dance floor.
However, Bobby is hoping to progress for a much more personal reason.
While his mum isn’t here to see him compete, the model-turned-actor has another proud parent cheering him on.
Appearing at the Pride of Britain Awards, Bobby revealed that his dad, Jeff Brazier, has been making him packed lunches to help with the intense training schedule.
He told The Mirror: "He’s been cooking us big lunches which is really kind of him, I do really appreciate those."
As he makes his way through another week of the competition, Bobby is already thinking about his couple’s choice dance with partner Dianne Buswell.
He hopes to pay tribute to his late mum who died in 2009 after being diagnosed with cervical cancer, which later spread to other areas of her body.
Jade passed away at the age of just 27, leaving behind Bobby and his little brother Freddie.
While Bobby didn't reveal much more, he did admit that he’d already picked out a song for the special moment.
"Our couples choice, there is a song that is so perfect, I would love to do it. If it happens, it happens, but I would love to do that," he explained.
With the Strictly Come Dancing final not until early December, Bobby still has a long road ahead of him.
In fact, the EastEnders actor admitted that his intense training had already begun to take its toll.
He added: "It’s going to be an emotional one, I feel like I might cry. So much stuff has happened in the Strictly training room, it’s all going to come up and I’m going to cry.
"It’s been gruelling. In a sentence, it’s a source of immense joy and deep distress, in the space of an hour, every hour."
However, it will all be worth it if the 20-year-old ends up waltzing away with the Glitterball Trophy at the end of the series.
Strictly Come Dancing airs every Saturday at 6:30pm on BBC One.