EASTENDERS Star Davood Ghadami has returned to his hometown of Harlow to train for Strictly Come Dancing 2017.
Natalie Francis, head of the Performing Arts department at Harlow College, was thrilled to have Davood Ghadami rehearsing his dance moves in the college’s very own studio. Natalie had to ensure that facilities were of a good standard for Davood’s dance style to flourish.
‘It really helped my students open up to variety of cultures, artistic backgrounds and aware of demands and techniques required for a performance,’ said Natalie.
She added that Davood, known to the public as heartthrob “Kush,” was ‘so friendly and polite. He even opened the door for me when I first met him. He actually tweeted a picture of flowers we sent him, which was great for our department.’
Davood has a hectic schedule. Natalie said ‘So far, he has trained a full day at the weekend and a half day on Monday into the evening.’
Natalie believes that being a contestant would be ‘challenging as you would be working with a new dance partner and learning new material each week.’
She added that she doesn’t have a favourite judge: ‘They are all unique and compliment each other and I have more of a variety if I like them all.’
The local community of Harlow will no doubt be cheering for Davood when he emerges on the stage in the upcoming weeks.