BBC Strictly’s Bobby Brazier has two words he’d say to mum Jade Goody if she was alive

Strictly Come Dancing star Bobby Brazier paid tribute to his his late mum during his most recent performance and revealed what he would say to her if she was still alive

Strictly Come Dancing star Bobby Brazier revealed what he would say to his mum if she was still alive.

The EastEnders actor, 20, is the eldest son of Jade Goody, who passed away aged 27 in March 2009 after a battle with cervical cancer. Bobby was just five-years-old when the Big Brother star died.

In an emotional interview, he told The Mirror: “If I could see her again for one moment, I’d tell her, ‘Thank you’ and give her a cuddle.” On Saturday night (November 25), Bobby and partner Dianne Buswell paid tribute to his late mum with their Couple’s Choice routine to This Woman’s Work by Maxwell.

The track left a lasting impression on Bobby when he was a young boy. Explaining the significance of the song, Bobby said before the show: “To me, this song is just perfect. My dad used to play it when I was young, maybe about eight or nine, and it was really impactful for me.”

Bobby paid tribute to his late mum in his Couple's Choice routine with Dianne
Bobby paid tribute to his late mum in his Couple’s Choice routine with Dianne (Image: PA)
Bobby continued: “The lyrics are really profound. Maxwell sings, ‘I should be crying, but I just can’t let it show’, and when I was younger, I’d never cry… I’d never let myself feel vulnerable enough.

“Those lyrics were the only thing that did make me cry because I knew they were so true. At the time, it was easier to be angry or resentful or fearful. I have definitely learned to let go of the anger now. I don’t want to be angry. Why would I?”

Jade Goody passed away when Bobby was five
Jade Goody passed away when Bobby was five (Image: Mirrorpix)

The soap star added: “For me, this dance is about the difference between the vulnerability of being honest with yourself, and allowing yourself to grow through love. Or doing what’s easy, and being angry and resentful because it’s too hard to change.

“My experience of that has been through the loss of my mum but as humans, I think we all experience those things, so I think everyone can relate to it.” The performance was full of emotion as judges Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse gave the couple a standing ovation.

Dianne's father is currently battling cancer
Dianne’s father is currently battling cancer (Image: Instagram/diannebuswell)

Bobby’s father, Jeff Brazier, was reduced to tears as he proudly watched on in the studio. Bobby and Dianne recieved 37 out of 40 points for the routine – their highest score of the series so far.

Their emotional performance comes shortly after Dianne’s father, Mark, began chemotherapy. Last month, Dianne opened up about her father’s cancer diagnosis and she later shared a heartbreaking update as he was rushed to hospital.

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