Will Mellor wants to lift Strictly Come Dancing’s glitter ball trophy for his mom

Will Mellor said he wanted to lift the glittering globe trophy on Strictly Come Dancing so his mother could display it on her mantelpiece as the performance was a “great journey” for her as well as him.

The Coronation Street star, 46, was among the remaining five celebrity contestants and their partner in the semi-finals performing two dances on Sunday for a spot on the final show.

The Bredbury, Stockport-born actor will perform the couple’s chosen dance alongside co-star Nancy Xu to a range of 1990s tracks – including The Stone Roses’ Fools Gold and the soundtrack. Step On of Happy Mondays.

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Will Mellor and Nancy Xu in Strictly Come Dancing costume rehearsal on BBC One (Guy Levy/PA)

“I was working on a medley of ’90s classics and one of those songs was Step On by Happy Mondays – Bez was hoping to be in the front row with her maracas,” says Mellor. he.

“Those are songs that remind me of growing up in the 90s, when I was able to go out and meet girls for the first time and dance.

“Manchester is vibrant with music and it reminds me of the good times and the positives in front of social media and I feel a little bit more free. It’s a kind of nostalgia for me.

“It reminds me of a time when I didn’t care about the world and everything was just fun and that’s what I’m delivering. A bit of nostalgia, a bit of fun, and some ’90s classics.”

Mellor will also perform Paso Doble for the Taalbi brothers’ Uccen remix and DWTS, which will feature him wearing a cape and using it as a prop.

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Madonna tripped up the stairs while performing on stage, during the 2015 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena in London (Yui Mok/PA)

He says he hopes he doesn’t have a wardrobe malfunction like Madonna, who in 2015 fell down a flight of stairs during a performance at the Brit Awards trying to take off her gown. inspired by her matador in the middle of the song.

Speaking of learning two dances for the semi-final, Mellor said: “My head hurt, my back hurt, my legs hurt, I felt like I was being run over by a lot of small cars.

“There’s a lot of pressure but I’d rather be here than nothing, so I’m trying my best to push through and do the best I can.

“You never know when will be the last time you’ll be on the floor so I really want to do the best I can to make these dances the best they can be.”

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Mellor says he fantasized about reaching the final and winning the dance competition, not for himself but for his mother and dance partner Xu.

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Will Mellor and Nancy Xu on Strictly Come Dancing live on BBC One (Guy Levy/BBC/PA)

“I want to give her that trophy and let her stick it on the fireplace but if I can’t and I can’t, I’ll be so proud to have completed the journey so I’ll do all I can. do. maybe try and complete this journey with my amazing dance partner,” he said.

Speaking of his mother, he added: “Giving her something to look forward to is a huge goal as she has had to be on her own since I lost my dad.

“She is fascinated by people who meet on the street when she goes for a walk or when she goes to the coffee shop, everyone who passes by says how much they like me and that fills her day and that gives her something to look forward to and it’s very important.

“I was always worried that she was sad, she was one of those brave women, she was one of those queens (who) cleaned it all up, never complained, worked to the bone. just to make sure we have food on the table.

“She took care of all of us on her own and I have not forgotten that. So now that she’s on her own, I want to make sure she’s okay and that this also gives her something to look forward to – it’s her favorite show.”

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Will Mellor and Nancy Xu on the dance floor during Strictly Come Dancing on BBC One (Guy Levy/BBC/PA)

He says performing in the BBC competition has been a “great journey” not only for him but also for his mother.

“She has a Team Will t-shirt that she wears every Saturday night, she wears it in the morning and doesn’t take it off until bedtime,” he said.

“She was the first person I called when I finished the dance to make sure she liked and enjoyed it. So it was huge, which I wanted and that’s why I wanted to stay in it for her as long as possible so she could join the journey with me.

“Losing my dad has been really hard but I’m making some great new memories for my family.”

Mellow also says he’s been the fittest of the last 20 years, having lost a significant amount of weight since joining the Serious roster.

He added: “I think this was the hardest challenge I’ve been through mentally and physically and I overcame it.

“The pressure is unbelievable, it’s scary, but it’s also exhilarating when you’ve accomplished something.”

Strict Come Dancing will air on Sundays at 7:15pm on BBC One, having been moved from its regular time slot due to the World Cup quarter-final between England and France.

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