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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Dancers Don't Want Alesha's Advice

According to today's Sunday Mirror, some of the dancers are a bit put out by Alesha's appointment as a Strictly Come Dancing judge.

A source told the paper: "The dancers think it's an absolute farce that Arlene has been replaced by Alesha. They are among the best in the world and away from Strictly they compete at the very highest level. Publicly, they will endorse Alesha. Privately, they are fuming that someone who couldn't even dance until she came on the show will sit in judgment on them."

I was miffed that Arlene was forced out, but I didn't even stop to think about how the show's professional dancers might feel about it.

If I were them, I'd be totally outraged. To have your dancing and choreography critiqued by someone who you were competing against just two years ago and who couldn't dance a step when she walked in. It's totally farcical.

It's also unfair that she danced with Matthew, and assuming he returns this year, it might cloud her view of him. At least Arlene didn't have that sort of conflict of interest.


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