Molly Rainford has opened up about how she handles negative comments online and her feelings about being at the Strictly Come Dancing dance.
The Britain’s Got Talent star, 21, said he avoids social media so he doesn’t have to see nasty comments about his performances.
Talking with him sunday mirror, said: ‘Everyone has an opinion on ‘Strictly’ and everyone is a judge, which can be quite difficult. I had to learn not to look at all the comments and just focus on myself and the dance.
Handling Pressure: Molly Rainford has opened up about how she handles negative comments online and her feelings about being at the Strictly Come Dancing dance.
“There have been a lot more positive comments than negative, but it’s easier to focus on the negative if you’re not careful.”
Molly praised her family and her dance partner, Carlos Gu, for helping her stay positive and handle the pressure of the BBC1 programme.
She also opened up about being at the dance four times, against Jayde Adams, Ellie Simmonds, Tyler West, and Kym Marsh.
She explained: ‘Sunday can be really daunting and it can be difficult to regain confidence. You just have to find a way to dust yourself off and get back up.
Candid: The 21-year-old Britain’s Got Talent star said he avoids social media so he doesn’t have to see nasty comments about his performances.
Molly made it to the next week’s Strictly semifinals after competing in the dance against Kym, who was cut from the show on Saturday.
On Friday’s live show, Kym took last place on the leaderboard when she returned to the dance floor after being forced to miss last week’s show due to a positive Covid test.
Kym received glowing comments from the judges at Musical Week, but still scored lower than her peers, scoring 34 points, with two nines from Motsi and Shirley.
And after the public vote, Kym and fellow professional Graziano Di Prima landed in the bottom two along with Molly and performed the Cha Cha from the musical Fame in a bid to stay in the contest.
Opening: She also opened up about being at the dance four times, against Jayde Adams, Ellie Simmonds, Tyler West, and Kym Marsh.
Molly and Carlos also took the floor for a second presentation of their Charleston to the rhythm of Hot Honey Rag from the musical Chicago.
However, the judges chose Molly and Carlos to advance to the semifinals, after she placed second with 38 points during Friday’s live show.
After both couples danced a second time, Craig Revel Horwood delivered his verdict, sending Molly and Carlos off to the next week’s live show.
He said: ‘It’s always so difficult at this point in the competition, because both couples danced brilliantly, I don’t want to see either go.
“I’m really tearing myself apart, but the couple I want to save, based only on the best dance tonight for me, is Molly and Carlos.”
Motsi Mabuse then gave another vote to Molly and Carlos, saying: ‘First of all, I want to say to both of you that you can be very proud of yourselves. Both have been so great and amazing. I’m going to base my decision on this dance and I’m going to save Molly and Carlos.
But Anton Du Beke then saved Kym and Graziano, giving the deciding vote to head judge Shirley Ballas.
Giving her verdict, she said: “As you’d expect at this point in the competition, the quality of the dancing was incredible, I thought both couples danced brilliantly, but I felt that one couple raised their game with a freedom they didn’t have.” I don’t have Friday night, which is why I’m going to save Kym and Graziano.
Casting the deciding vote, Head Judge Shirley decided to save Molly and Carlos, meaning it was Kym and Graziano who were sent packing.
She said: ‘Well, first of all, a big congratulations to both couples. Both couples danced exquisitely, it has been a very difficult decision to make. But based on this dance and this dance alone, I’m going to save Molly and Carlos.’
End of the road: Kym Marsh (centre) was comforted by presenter Tess Daly (left) after becoming the 10th star to be eliminated from the contest with her dance partner Graziano Di Prima on Saturday