Arlene Phillips May Snub One Show Deal
Axed Strictly Come Dancing panellist Arlene Phillips may snub the job as resident Strictly expert on BBC1 early-evening fluff The One Show.
The opportunity was offered to her in true consolation prize-style by the BBC after she was dropped from Strictly to be replaced by 30-year-old non-expert Alesha Dixon.
A source told News of The World: “Arlene has made no commitment to the BBC. They’ve been desperate to sign her up to do a Strictly commentary spot on The One Show and Breakfast.
“But she’s considering her future and a lot of new TV offers – including ITV shows – that have been flooding in now people know she’s back on the market.”
It was revealed yesterday that Phillips will be the main expert on GMTV’s new talent search show The No.1 Family, which will see musical relatives from across the country competing for a contract with Universal.