STRICTLY Come Dancing’s Anton Du Beke has done a pointed puncture during ex-judge Alesha Dixon by claiming usually pro dancers should be on a panel.
The former Mis-Teeq thespian won a BBC One dancing uncover in 2007 and dual years later, she controversially transposed Arlene Phillips on a judging panel.
Despite withdrawal a uncover after 3 array in 2012 to turn a decider on Britain’s Got Talent, Anton still thinks a preference to mattock Arlene, 76, was a wrong one.
Speaking to a Daily Express, a 53-year-old dancer said: “They should have never got absolved of Arlene Phillips.
“I’m such an suitor of hers. But we suspect they couldn’t ask her back.”
In what could be taken as a serve puncture during Alesha, 41, he continued: “I don’t wish an ex-contestant on a panel, all they can offer is observations along a lines that they know how a luminary feels given they were in a same position.
“Unless you’ve been a veteran dancer, there’s no place for we on a judging panel.”
This year’s array saw pro dancer Motsi Mabuse join a uncover after Darcey Bussell quit.
Anton was full of indebtedness for a 38-year-old, observant she “hit a belligerent running” and fit in quicker than when Darcey and conduct decider Shirley Ballas initial assimilated a show.
He explained: “Motsi is a superb addition.
“Remember when Darcey initial started and kept observant ‘Yah’ during a finish of each sentence? She utterly fast became shining though.
“And Shirley didn’t seem to know during a commencement either to be vicious or technical or what though she, too, fast found her feet.”
Every time their is a change in a judging panel, Anton’s name comes up, carrying been on a uncover as a pro dancer given a initial series.
Rumours everywhere that Craig Revel Horwood could quit, though Anton insisted a uncover wouldn’t be a same but him.
Besides, he isn’t prepared to hang adult his ballroom boots only yet, generally after being interconnected with EastEnders singer Emma Barton this year.
Anton said: “I’d rather dance on a uncover than decider for a time being.
“But we do know that, if they ever offering me a possibility of being a decider and we incited it down, they wouldn’t offer again.”
Strictly Come Dancing continues tonight during 6.40pm on BBC One.
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