Strictly Beat X Factor To Sign Lily Allen

October 26, 2009 by  
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lilyNext week Strictly Come Dancing will be shown slightly earlier on Saturday night after losing a ratings stand-off with Simon Cowell – but its not all doom and gloom for the BBC.

Today it was revealed that the corporation has beaten papa X Factor to sign Lily Allen for a live performance on their flagship ballroom show.

The singer who recently vowed to give up singing, joins Rod Stewart, Mariah Carey and Bette Midler on a list of stars set to sing live on the hit celebrity dance programme.

In a completely un-subtle statement, a spokesperson for the beeb told reporters: “Lily was wanted by both shows so we’re delighted”.

Have that Cowell.