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Strictly Come Dancing Molly Rainford Parents, Partner And Age

By Sriyukta Pradhananga | October 1, 2022 04:08 AM

Pop Star Molly Rainbow was revealed to be the 10th contestant to join the dance reality show Strictly Come Dancing on August 10
Pop Star Molly Rainbow was revealed to be the 10th contestant to join the dance reality show Strictly Come Dancing on August 10( Source : co )

Strictly Come Dancing star Molly Rainford and her parents, Sarah Rainford and Dave Rainford, are just as excited as their daughter to see her perform on the TV screens.

Molly Rainford, the British actress and singer is the latest celebrity to join the dance show, Strictly Come Dancing.

One of the youngest ever Britain's Got Talent finalists, Molly Rainford began her career at the young age of 11. She then went on to release music, and work with CBBC and now finds herself in a dance contest.

The 21-year-old, with her partner Carlos Gu is ready to challenge the crown of the best dancing star against the likes of Helen Skelton and Tony Adams. 

Molly Rainford Quick Facts

Full NameMolly Rainford
Age21
Date of BirthNovember 22, 2000
Father's NameDave Rainford
Mother's NameSarah Rainford
Siblings1(Billy Rainford)
ProfessionActress/Singer/TV personality
EthnicityMixed
NationalityBritish

Who Are Molly Rainford's Parents? Meet Father Dave Rainford And Mother Sarah Rainford

Molly Rainford was born to parents Sarah Rainford and David Rainford in 2000. And if there is one thing Molly's parents taught her, it was not to distract or worry about boys.

The 21-year-old is currently competing in the dance show, Strictly Come Dancing, and has always been close to her parents. After all, they have never stood as a barrier to their daughter and her dreams of becoming a star.

Molly Rainford with her father Dave Rainford holding the cake, mother Sarah Rainford and brother Billy Rainford during Sarah's 50th birthday bash in July
Molly Rainford with her father Dave Rainford holding the cake, mother Sarah Rainford and brother Billy Rainford during Sarah's 50th birthday bash in July ( Source : instagram )

Raised in the vibrant towns of Essex, Molly and her parents grew up loving football and are supporters of Arsenal Football Club. Not a good choice, in my opinion.

Molly's father, David Rainford, is a former semi-pro footballer who last played for the Upminster-based club Hornchurch FC. The 42-year-old began his football journey in his hometown club, Colchester United, in 1997.

But it was only after six years of long wait that Dave could make himself a part of a team, and that was at Bishop's Stortford. Dave has scored more than a century of goals in his 475 appearances. 

Dave Rainford as pictured during his time at Chelmsford City
Dave Rainford as pictured during his time at Chelmsford City ( Source : dailymail )

After Dave's retirement in 2013, he has been working with the Premier League and enjoys spending time with his family as he was photographed celebrating his wife's 50th birthday bash in July.

Molly's mum Sarah Rainford loves spending time with her family and loves to promote her daughter on her Instagram handle. Her last post was of her daughter and her dancing partner Carlos who gave their energetic Samba performance last week.

Who Is Molly Rainford? Wikipedia Bio

Molly Rainford, age 21, has been an eye candy of the British press even before she became a teenager. The Essex-raised Rainford first gained fame when she appeared on Britain's Got Talent in 2012.

11-year-old Molly impressed the judges with her rendition of One Night Only, from the Dreamgirls musical, which even left Simon Cowell speechless.

Molly Rainford, age 11, wowed the judges on her audition round at Britain's Got Talent
Molly Rainford, age 11, wowed the judges on her audition round at Britain's Got Talent ( Source : thesun )

For Molly, singing came as naturally as talking. The young singer reached the competition's finals after stunning performances every week. 

Though she wasn't crowned the winner, BGT kick-started Rainford's career in the music industry. Later in 2014, Rainford joined CBBC's children's series Friday Download, which started her long association with the children's television channel.

Molly released an EP titled Commitment in 2019 and currently stars in CBBC's show Nova Jones as the lead character.

Molly Rainford is the star of the show Nova Jones where she is Beyonce of the outer space
Molly Rainford is the star of the show Nova Jones where she is Beyonce of the outer space ( Source : thesun )

In July, the actress and singer had a performance at the Carfest festival in Hampshire. And like her character Nova Jones, Rainford still dreams of becoming a global pop superstar.

On August 10, Strictly Come Dancing announced Molly as the latest celebrity to have joined their star-studded lineup. Molly with her partner Carlos Gu took the stage in the opening week as they danced to the song Kiss My by Anne-Marie.

Who Is Molly Rainford Partner? Meet Carlos Gu, The Man With Infectious Energy

Molly Rainford and her partner Carlos Gu have already gained admirers for their great on-stage chemistry.

And let me tell you that the chemistry strictly remains for stage only, as Molly has already stated she is single and doesn't plan on changing it.

At age 28, Carlos Gu has won enough accolades to be mentioned as one of the best dancers in the show Strictly Come Dancing. The Chinese National Champion has taken part in various dance competitions worldwide.

Molly Rainford and her dance partner Carlos Gu's pose together for their very first photoshoot for Strictly Come Dancing
Molly Rainford and her dance partner Carlos Gu's pose together for their very first photoshoot for Strictly Come Dancing ( Source : instagram )

Carlos has a vast wealth of skill in Latin Dance, and that was certainly made clear from their very first performance. He has further experience in ballroom, ballet and contemporary dance. 

Like his partner Molly, this is Carlos's first year as a contestant in the BBC show Strictly Come Dancing

After joining the BBC team, Carlos said, "I’m thrilled to join Strictly and very excited to get started. It’s a new chapter of my life and a new challenge as well. I’m ready to take on this journey and to shine.”

The dance duo's first performance was loved by the judges and fans alike. On social medial handles, Molly's fans were left astounded seeing her great dancing skills.

The judges scored them 30 out of a possible 40, which saw them soar on the leaderboard. The dancing duo is focused on winning the show and would love to carry their momentum in the coming weeks.

Molly Rainford Ethnicity

Molly Rainford comes from a mixed ethnicity. Her mother comes from a European descent and her father is of mixed ethnicity.

Molly holds British nationality and grew up in England, which is evident from her accent. The 21-year-old participated in one of the biggest British shows, Britain's Got Talent, at a young age.

Molly Rainford on the red carpet of Gary Barlow show A Different Stage in September
Molly Rainford on the red carpet of Gary Barlow show A Different Stage in September ( Source : instagram )

When talking about her experience in the show, Molly said, “Craig Revel Horwood doesn’t scare me — I managed to get on the right side of Simon Cowell. Everyone talked about how scary he was, but he is a big softie deep down.”

Molly revealed her ultimate dream during an interview with the Sun. The Nova Jones actress said that she wants to be the first contestant on Strictly to sing on stage while dancing her routine.

It's a tough task, but for Molly, this could be easy as a pie, as even at the young age of 11, she wasn't afraid of Simon Cowell and thought that he was a softie.

Who Is Molly Rainford Mum? Sarah Rainford Is One Hell Of A Supportive Mother

Sarah Rainford, the mother of Molly Rainford, has helped manage her daughter's career since she was 11. The lady who also has another child named Billy Rainford, is the biggest supporter of her daughter's career.

In the past, Sarah has made various public appearances with her daughter as she launched into stardom in 2012 with her gig at Britains's Got Talent.

Molly Rainford with her mother Sarah Rainford on the latter's 50th birthday bash
Molly Rainford with her mother Sarah Rainford on the latter's 50th birthday bash ( Source : instagram )

Speaking about her bond with her mother, Molly said she has always been close to her mother, and the two enjoy watching the show RuPaul's Drag Race. I mean, who doesn't?

The football-loving family recently celebrated Sarah's 50th birthday party in July. Molly shared the photos of the birthday celebration on her Instagram handle, where the beauty can be seen enjoying the party with her husband and two kids.

Molly Rainford with her mother Sarah Rainford during their holiday at Kato Pafos, Paphos, Cyprus in 2019
Molly Rainford with her mother Sarah Rainford during their holiday at Kato Pafos, Paphos, Cyprus in 2019 ( Source : instagram )

Molly has been in the limelight since she was 11. But her parents are still not used to seeing their daughter on TV screens.

The actress said that her parents get emotional whenever they see her perform, and they don't want their young daughter to be distracted or worrying about boys just yet, she revealed to the Sun.

Some FAQs

Who are Molly Rainford parents?

Molly Rainford was born to parents Sarah Rainford and Dave Rainford in 2000

Who is Molly Rainford's mum?

Sarah Rainford is Molly Rainford's mum.

What is Molly Rainford's ethnicity?

Molly Rainford is of mixed ethnicity.

Who is Molly Rainford's partner?

Carlos Gu partners Molly Rainford in the dance reality show Strictly Come Dancing.



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