Tom Fletcher details the importance of musical theatre as he gears up for week nine of Strictly


He wowed with his incredible performance of Paso Doble as he achieved his highest score of the series. 

But Tom Fletcher, 36, has revealed that this weeks musical theme is the night that he has been eagerly anticipating. 

The McFly star candidly spoke about the impact of musical theatre on his life as he geared up to perform in week nine of the competition. 

‘None of it would have happened’: Tom Fletcher, 36, detailed the importance of musical theatre within his life as he geared up for week nine of Strictly on Saturday

Speaking in an exclusive with The Mirror, Tom revealed the important role that musical theatre has played in his life so far.   

He said: ‘It was my whole childhood. If it wasn’t for musical theatre I wouldn’t have met my wife, McFly wouldn’t exist, none of it would have happened.’

Tom reflected on his West End journey as he starred as Oliver at London’s Palladium when he was just nine years old. 

He said that the experience was his very first taste of performing and that the stage show became a huge part of his childhood of the next three years.

Aw! Tom credits doing theatre for meeting his wife Giovanna

Aw! Tom credits doing theatre for meeting his wife Giovanna

Spin! Tom shared an adorable video of himself teaching Giovanna one of his routines

Spin! Tom shared an adorable video of himself teaching Giovanna one of his routines

Spin! Tom shared an adorable video of himself teaching Giovanna one of his routines

He recalled: ‘I have the fondest memories of that time and it made such an impact on me as my first real introduction to performing and being on stage. It was a really amazing experience.’ 

Weighing in on the time Tom detailed how he had always thought that musical theatre would be a realistic career path for him rather than being in a band.  

Tom attributes his love for theatre for influencing how his life panned out as he met his wife Giovanna, 36, at the Sylvia Young Theatre School when the pair were just 13. 

‘Now I look back and 18 years have gone by in the blink of an eye, but I still love musical theatre. I’ve been writing musicals for the past few years and it’s a huge part of my life.’

Lets go! 'It’s going to be a big one tonight as it’s Musicals Week', he penned

Lets go! ‘It’s going to be a big one tonight as it’s Musicals Week’, he penned

Taking to Instagram on Saturday, the singer shared images as he made a hearty breakfast of french toast with his children as he prepared for the competition

Taking to Instagram on Saturday, the singer shared images as he made a hearty breakfast of french toast with his children as he prepared for the competition

Tom is set to dance with professional partner Amy Dowden, 31, to the Les Mis hit, On My Own in this weekends show.  

Taking to Instagram on Saturday, the singer shared images as he made a hearty breakfast of french toast with his children as he prepared for the competition.  

This comes as Tom has said his children have been learning some of his dance steps as he competes on the show.

He penned: ‘My first attempt at making French toast while being serenaded by Buddy and Max on the piano (that piano actually belongs to my grandparents and is the first piano I ever played when I was their age!). 

‘Getting a solid breakfast in before SHOW DAY @BBCStrictly. It’s going to be a big one tonight as it’s Musicals Week. Let’s go!’ 

Following in his footsteps:  The Strictly Come Dancing star has said his children have been learning some of his dance steps as he competes on the show

Following in his footsteps:  The Strictly Come Dancing star has said his children have been learning some of his dance steps as he competes on the show

The McFly star shares three sons – Buzz, seven, Buddy, five, and Max, three, with wife Giovanna, a former winner of ITV reality show I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

He admits that they have been inspired to follow his lead after watching him take part in the live show every week.

Speaking with Hello! the musician said he hopes to lift the glitterball trophy at the end of the series to realise an ambition for his partner. 

He said: ‘I get one chance to do this show and when it ends, I’ll be back fulfilling my true passion, doing what I dreamt of as a kid: being in a band and writing books.

‘But for Amy, Strictly is her dream. She’s such an incredible dancer and teacher and I’d love to be the one who wins the Glitterball for her.’ 

Popular: The musician, who is paired with professional dancer Amy Dowden, said he hopes to lift the glitterball trophy at the end of the series to realise an ambition for his partner

Popular: The musician, who is paired with professional dancer Amy Dowden, said he hopes to lift the glitterball trophy at the end of the series to realise an ambition for his partner

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