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Strictly Come Dancing: Arlene Phillips Naked And Alesha Dixon Shot

by | 23rd, September 2009

5524258 STRICTLY Come Dancing: It’s the row the media are itching to call Arlene-gate and many viewers are calling dull will Alesha Dixon find her own way to hold a card with a number from 1 to 10 written on?

S&M Come Dancing

Daily Mirror (front page): “STRICCTLY GAGGED- Exclusive: Clamp over Arlene”

And now appearing in the fetish Gimp dance, motor-mouthed point scorer extraordinaire Arlene Philips….

Arlene Phillips Is Dead

“Strictly-ites, who happily scoffed as Arlene stumbled clumsily over her painfully scripted flights of alliteration, suddenly insist they miss her more fervently than their deceased relatives.” – Vanessa Feltz

Arm Done

So no comment on Arlene Phillips, as the BBC directive commands. And as Alesha Dixon tells the Radio Times , the BBC’s TV schedules organ:

“Maybe people wanted to start a catfight. But I didn’t see it as an argument between Arlene and me. We were just caught in the middle. I haven’t even spoken to her about it. Why would I? Was I wounded by some of the comments? Sure. Some of them were very stereotypical and judgmental.”

Arms off the table when you’re talking, Alesha. Arms. Arms. Arms.

“When I read that I only won in 2007 because I was half-naked, I did take that seriously. That’s not someone offering a considered opinion, that’s someone being a bitch.”

For sure: a considered opinion on a reality-TV show dance contest that isn’t a real contest is dull; bitchiness is entertaining.

Wattle. Wattle. Bingo Wings!

ARLENE PHILLIPS acted with dignity when she spoke out in support of ALESHA DIXON – the half-her-age singer who replaced her as a judge on Strictly Come Dancing.

But here’s betting that in the privacy of her own home she danced naked through her living room while shouting ‘whoop whoop’ and punching the air – Martel Maxwell, The Sun

They Shoot Horses

The Sun (front page): “Dance show stretched to 2hrs 15 minutes Strictlt bum-numbing”

Strictly – hosted by Bruce Forsyth – will run from 7pm to 9.15pm to feature dances by 14 couples in its third-round show. The X Factor starts at 8pm and finishes at the same time.

Last man still watching wins.

Alesha Dixon The Metaphor

YESTERDAY London traders were not downbeat at the prospect of a Lib Dem mansion tax on their docklands pads. No, the assumption that the party will ever get to power in any real sense is an oxymoron but talk of a so-called Tobin tax could be more vexing. Nobel prize-winning economist James Tobin first proposed a tax on currency trading as far back as 1972. The idea, like Alesha Dixon on Strictly Come Dancing, was received with mixed reviews and it was not until the dying decade of last century that a think-tank proffered the suggestion that such a tax could apply to all financial transactions – Tim Jenkins, Western Mail

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