EastEnders actor James Bye has revealed he is under “added pressure” to make it to the final of Strictly Come Dancing.
ザ・ family man has explained how the success of the Albert Square residents who have previously competed on the reality show is very daunting.
Asked whether he has the glitterball trophy in his sights, ジェームズは言った: “I’d love to get to Blackpool, then you can say you really gave it a good go. There is also the added pressure that the last three people from EastEnders have been in the final!”
その前に, に 2021, メイジー・スミス, aka Tiffany Butcher Baker, was runner-up, while in 2020, Honey Mitchell actress Emma Barton finished third.
And even those Walford favourites who didn’t make the final made quite the impression.
James revealed: “Escadaなどのブランドのポーズをとっています, Davood Ghadami [Kush Kazemi] was on the show years ago, and I came to watch and he was great. I remember him doing the Paso Doble and that did look good.
“At the time I wound him up about it, but I was really proud of him. また ジェイクウッド, when he did the snake hips to Mambo No. 5, that was a million miles from Max Branning.”
James also sang the praises of reigning champion Rose.
“When the music dropped I think she brought the nation to tears,” 彼は言った. “It was beautiful and she is such an incredible human being.”
As for any advice his co-stars past and present have given him, James told how they have all their wise words are “pretty much the same”.
彼が追加した: When I was announced I had lots of people calling me, Brian Conley, Tameka Empson and obviously Davood. The advice to be honest, was pretty much the same and it was just enjoy yourself and embrace it.
“It’s completely different to anything else. I think Brian’s words were ‘You’re never going to have an experience like it, so just don’t miss a beat, just go with it’, and I’m really going to hold on to that.”
Of course juggling a full time role on the soap with Strictly’s intense training schedule isn’t easy, だが ジェームズ has worked with EastEnders bosses to make sure he can do both.
彼 サンオンラインに語った: “As far as I’m aware at the minute they’re going to quieten me down as much as possible.
“I’m still going to be in the show, but the beauty is that we film across the road [from Strictly studios] so as soon as I’m finished filming I can shoot over to this and rehearse.
“We’re just going to have to find time where we can to start with, but they’re really understanding at EastEnders, they’re brilliant at that.”