Bobby Brazier will dance for late mum Jade Goody on Strictly

The actor is planning to dedicate a routine to the Big Brother star

Bobby Brazier is taking part in Strictly this year. (EMPICS/Alamy Live News)
Bobby Brazier is taking part in Strictly this year. (EMPICS/Alamy Live News)

Bobby Brazier is going to dedicate a Strictly dance to his mum Jade Goody, who died in 2009 after battling cancer.

Brazier – the son of TV personality Jeff Brazier and late Big Brother star Goody – is one of the hopefuls taking to the dancefloor on the new series of the BBC ballroom contest.

The 20-year-old told MailOnline that there were a few songs he would like to dance to when the contest starts later this month, including This Woman’s Worth.

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The star, who plays Freddie Slater in EastEnders, said a performance to the song would be "beautiful" and that he hoped it would move viewers.

“Maybe I’ll dedicate that one (to Goody)," he added. “I haven’t thought about it, but maybe that one.”

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Jade Goody died in 2009 after battling cancer. (PA Images/Alamy)

Brazier was five when Goody passed away at the age of 27 after battling cervical cancer.

His brother Freddie was four at the time.

Last year, Brazier said he didn’t miss his late mum because he wasn’t with her “long enough”, but that he missed what could have been.

“I’ve kind of spent more life without her than I did with her,” he told The Face in the interview.

Asked if he missed Goody, he replied: ​“I don’t. ​Because I don’t feel like I was with her long enough to miss her.”

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Bobby Brazier with his brother and late mum. (PA Images/Alamy)

He went on to say that other people told him all about Goody and that he would have loved to have seen what other people had the opportunity to see.

“I hear all the time she was such a presence, that she was one of a kind,” he said.

Brazier is taking part in Strictly Come Dancing alongside stars including Angela Rippon, Jody Cundy, Nigel Harman, Les Dennis and Krishnan Guru-Murthy.

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Bobby Brazier plays Freddie in EastEnders. (BBC)

Eddie Kadi, Nikita Kanda, Amanda Abbington, Adam Thomas, Layton Williams, Annabel Croft, Ellie Leach, Zara McDermott and Angela Scanlon have also signed up.

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The programme returns for its 21st series this month, with the live shows beginning on Saturday 23 September.

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