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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Strictly To Shake-Up Pros?

A story is doing the rounds today, which suggests that the BBC are set to axe some of the professional dancers because of 'diva' behaviour behind the scenes.

Yahoo! News, and several other sources, is running a story in which a source says: "One [of the professional dancers] threw a hissy fit last year just because they were asked to wear an outfit from Marks & Spencer for a photo call. They screamed: 'This isn't Hugo Boss. I am not wearing it!'. Another was caught on her mobile leaking bitchy gossip about some of her rivals to a magazine. And one whinged to the cameramen that their fee was abysmal when the truth is they earn much more than the crews. When the new series kicks off again some familiar faces will be gone."

It would be very sad to see any of the pros go, but one has to wonder which of the pros would behave in this manner. That's if it is true, of course.

The success of Kristina and Brian on the show demonstrates that the public can accept new pros and embrace them like the longer serving dancers. But that's not to say that other pros would not be missed. I know there are many that would like to see Nicole Cutler return to the show.

We already know that Camilla is hanging up her dancing shoes (although she has stated that she'd like to be a Strictly judge - at the very least I would expect to see her warming the banquette on It Takes Two). It will be interesting if the BBC decides to push anyone else out of the door behind her.


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