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Mollie King: AJ Pritchard’s ex Strictly partner praises show after feeling ‘lonely’


Mollie King, 32, and AJ Pritchard, 25, reached the semi-final of Strictly Come Dancing back in 2017. The singer said competing on the BBC One series helped her get out a little funk as she admitted she “felt lonely” after The Saturdays parted ways.

Mollie, who has been working on make-up brand Foreo’s new campaign, Boost Your Glow, said she didn’t enjoy being on her own but felt the sense of family back when she was on the BBC One Show.

“For me, I loved being in the band and being part of a group and feeling united with the girls,” she told Express.co.uk

“But when we said we were going to go on a break from that it was quite lonely and I missed being in a team.”

Mollie admitted: “So going on a show when you get partnered up with somebody, that was something I really loved, so it definitely helped my confidence.”

The former pop star said she feels the same sense of camaraderie on Radio 1.

“It’s the same thing now with Radio 1 where I present the show with Matt Edmondson,” she explained.

“It’s nice having that feeling of we are all in this together, I’m definitely a team player, I’ve grown up with two older sisters and I’m very much a family oriented person, I like being around people.”

She added: “So when the band said we are going to stop for a while, that is something I really missed and Strictly really helped with that.”

The blonde beauty also said she was glad she was never a part of this year’s series of Strictly Come Dancing due to the “high standard”.

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“I think the standard this year is incredibly high,” she said.

“I’m watching it thinking thank God I wasn’t on it this year because the level is so high.”

Meanwhile, Foreo’s beauty campaign, Boost Your Glow, undertook some search where 61 per cent of women admitted to “compare and despair” syndrome, where they regularly compare their appearance to others on social media.

Mollie said she can be tough on herself and said she needs to change her outlook.

“I can be quite hard on myself,” she said. “I just need to focus on the good things rather than my fears and I think that these days we are hard on ourselves.”

She continued: “I wouldn’t say I’m big on comparing myself but I think I definitely can get drawn into this thing of everyone looks like they’re having a wonderful time and I can sometimes be having a tiring day and just want to lounge around the house.”

Mollie King is the face of the Foreo Luna mini 3 Boost Your Glow campaign. The Luna mini 3 is available now from Selfridges, priced £139.



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