SCD Confirmed: Alesha Dixon replaces Arlene Phillips on Strictly Come Dancing

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  1. Slave

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    I see no reason why the public SHOULDN'T like Alesha. She doesn't play the "my husband left me for another woman" card, unless she's asked about it, but it is THERE. Or maybe the public do just prefer someone who lamped a toilet attendant. Let's face it, we've ALL been tempted at one time or another.
     
  2. Sild

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    There are some?
     
  3. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    Of course Alesha will be fine. The complaints aren't particularly about Alesha replacing Arlene as much as Arlene leaving, surely? Like it has been pointed out before, they could have had both. They obviously wanted rid of Arlene anyway. People are just daft if they hold it against Alesha.
     
  4. David

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    I do worry that she'll be TOO warm and fuzzy, and frankly would rather have had a pro as a judge, but we have no idea what her judging style will be yet.
     
  5. lolly

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    I didn't realise it was Alesha AND Darcey Bussell replacing Arlene :confused:
     
  6. Sild

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    Darcey is only going to be there for the last couple of rounds though.
     
  7. lolly

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    What's the point in THAT, then?
     
  8. Sild

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    Your guess is as good as mine! I wonder if there's going to be some ballet involved at that stage?
     
  9. VoR

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    At least four of the major tabloids have Alesha on the front cover today, reporting a massive backlash by fans, calls for her to be fired, accusations that she's boring and unqualified etc.

    DIXON BACKLASH.
     
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  10. FetchFugly

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  11. VoR

    VoR Forever in our hearts #Justice4Barb

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    God The Sun are REALLY sticking the boot in...

    Britain's most HATED WOMAN? :daf:
     
  12. Sild

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    It's a Murdoch "paper", what more do you expect? The more they boot the BBC the more they please him.
     
  13. VoR

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    Poor 'leesh though. :(

    I do wonder if they'd be tearing her down so deliriously if she was Cheryl Cole or some other pretty but unqualified WHITE celebrity.
     
  14. Lee

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    I was reading the BBC article on it the other day. Over 4000 complaints about her?
    Honestly, do people have nothing better to do than complain about a judge being replaced on a TV show!?
     
  15. Sild

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    She did do much better last night, more constructiveness in her comments. And she's miles better than hideous Cheryl.
     
  16. Halli

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    So Arlene is going to be part of the judging panel for the Strictly Live Tour

    very wierd.
     
  17. Jonfessions

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    There was NONE of this furore when Cheryl replaced Sharon, and Alesha's far more talented.

    What's weird is that both of them are playing the same part - the "I've been in your shoes" role - and Cheryl is the nation's sweetheart.
     
  18. lolly

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    But Sharon left by her own choice, didn't she?
     
  19. Commotion

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    This backlash against Alesha wouldn't be happening if the BBC had sacked one of the male judges. They sacked the oldest judge and the only woman so that was not going to play well with viewers of Strictly who are probably older than X Factor.

    I reckon if they's sacked Bruno and replaced him with Alesha it would have been far better.

    Bruce is the one that SHOULD be sacked but they'll never do that.
     
  20. FetchFugly

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    I don't know if anyone else has seen Arlene on The One Show, but I happened to catch a bit of her segment last week and she was absolutely dreadful.
     
  21. Halli

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    I didn't realise she was 66!
     

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