TV debut for young Chapel-en-le-Frith dancer

Mollie Tinkler from Chapel-en-le-Frith is appearing on a new reality TV show, Baby Ballroom
Mollie Tinkler from Chapel-en-le-Frith is appearing on a new reality TV show, Baby Ballroom

In a world of sequins and stilettoes a young High Peak dancer is hoping to shine on a new reality television show.

Mollie Tinkler, from Chapel-en-le-Frith, is only 14 but has already made her on-screen debut as she stars in the second series of Baby Ballroom which aired on Channel 5* tonight - Thursday, May 10 at 9pm.

The fly-on-the-wall documentary follows three young dancing couples as they head to rehearsals and competitions all over the country.

Mollie’s mum, Helen, said: “It has been an unbelievable experience for Mollie and hopefully one which will open many doors for her in the future as she continues her dream of being a professional dancer.”

Filming started back in July 2017 and a camera crew followed Mollie who goes to Chapel High School and her dance partner, Ollie from East Yorkshire, into the glamorous, dramatic and competitive world as they train at Zig Zag Dance Factory, one of the UK’s biggest dance schools.

Helen said: “It was very surreal having a camera crew with us for four months and very nerve wracking for me but Mollie and Ollie were absolute naturals.

“Filming was mostly done at weekends and school holidays so she wouldn’t miss school but they were long days as she was interviewed before and after every competition.

“I’m so proud of her she has been dancing since she was five and it is all she has ever wanted so this has been amazing for her.”

• Baby Ballroom airs Thursdays, Channel 5* 9pm to book Mollie search Ollie and Mollie Baby Ballroom on Facebook.