Bobby Brazier joined the cast of EastEnders last year playing the role of teenager Freddie Slater, the son of Little Mo.

But the 20-year-old is already making a name for himself as he embarks on his latest adventure on Strictly Come Dancing this weekend.

He is just one of 15 celebrities who will be battling it out to lift the glitterball trophy this autumn and hoping to score a perfect (yet rare) 10 from judge Craig Revel Horwood.

Bobby recently announced he will be “taking a break” from the BBC soap to focus on Strictly and said he has already filmed his exit scenes.

He told Radio Times and other members of the press: "I'm taking a break. I've filmed it all, and I'm not telling you. I'll be back."

Bobby Brazier reveals how mum Jade Goody would feel about his time on Strictly

However, as viewers wait to find out who Bobby’s professional dancing partner will be, he revealed how his late mum Jade Goody would feel about his appearance on the show.

The Big Brother star died from cervical cancer in 2009 when Bobby and his younger brother Freddie were just five and four years old.

Speaking to OK! he said: "She’d be happy that I’m doing something that makes me happy. Like all my friends and all of my family, and everyone that loves me is. They’re happy for me because they know how much I’m going to enjoy myself and how happy I am to just be here."

Bobby also admitted how far he wants to make it in Strictly this year, saying: "I want to go as far as I possibly can. I want to stay in it and be around these lovely people for as long as I possibly can.

"And go on that journey with my partner, have the best times, and the worst times, and everything in between. I really want to feel all of those things together. We have a potential for a really, really, really sweet relationship that I’ll cherish forever."

Bobby Brazier plans on dedicating Strictly dance to mum Jade Goody

He spoke to the MailOnline at the NTAs about the songs he wants to perform his dance routines to on Strictly.

Bobby explained: “There’s a few – it depends on the mood. Saturday Love and also This Woman’s Worth by Maxwell - that would be beautiful, I’d hope to make people cry doing that.

“Maybe I’ll dedicate that one [to my mum]. I haven’t thought about it, but maybe that one.”

Strictly Come Dancing will air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on Saturday, September 16 from 6.35pm.