Layton Williams says homophobic trolls will never “dim” his “light”. The actor, singer and dancer is one of 14 celebrities competing on the 21st season of Strictly Come Dancing.
He is partnered with Nikita Kuzmin, who previously placed sixth and tenth with Tilly Ramsey (2021) and Ellie Simmonds (2022), respectively.
Williams is best-known for his leading role as Stephen Carmichael in BBC Three’s acclaimed comedy series Bad Education, as well as his work in the West End.
He played the title role in Billy Elliot the Musical, a young Michael Jackson in Thriller – Live and Jamie New in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.