Strictly's Tyler West reacts to girlfriend Molly Rainford's EastEnders debut

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Former Strictly Come Dancing star Tyler West has revealed just how excited he was for his partner to make a "juicy" entrance on EastEnders.

The presenter sat down with host Ranvir Singh on Lorraine this week (May 31) to talk showbiz, and with a smile on his face he opened up about girlfriend Molly Rainford's EastEnders debut.

Joining the soap as Anna Knight this week, Ranvir said: "It's a big day in the Tyler West love bubble because your lovely Molly is on it."

"Honestly, I am so proud, and she is also very excited for it," Tyler beamed.

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He introduced Molly's on-screen family while a clip played on the screen behind them: "The Knights – Anna, Gina, George and their dog Tyson – join the square tomorrow."

He joked that the dog, Ty, should be renamed as Tyler in tribute to him.

Tyler continued: "It is quite an emotional one of course because the storyline with Lola Pearce is coming to an end so the entrance of this family is coming when we've been following this storyline for such a long time and the entrance is dramatic and apparently the family name has a lot of baggage."

Keeping secrets under lock and key from her partner, he revealed that he hears the odd "juicy" line when the former Britain's Got Talent contestant rehearses at home.

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"You know Molly has been there rehearsing lines and I’m in the other room cooking dinner being like: 'Who is that [you're saying those lines] to?' but she isn't revealing anything," he divulged. "All I know is that it is juicy."

Opening up on seeing her on TV, he added: "I am well excited. I am like her biggest fan. She makes my heart smile with it all. I am so proud of her and she deserves it and I feel like it's a real big moment."

The couple met on Strictly Come Dancing last year, where Tyler danced with Dianne Buswell and Molly with Carlos Gu.

They announced their relationship in April this year on TikTok.

EastEnders airs on Mondays - Thursdays at 7.30pm on BBC One. The show also streams on BBC iPlayer.

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