Strictly Come Dancing 2011: Nancy Dell’Olio to sue Bruno Tonioli?
That Nancy Dell’Olio is a fiery character!
The star commented that the brunette beauty looked like she may have drank “two gallons” of champagne before taking to the stage with Anton DuBeke on Saturday and she has taken massive offence at his insinuation.
She claims that in fact her poor performance was due to a torn ligament that she sustained during rehearsals and speaking to the Daily Mail, a friend of Nancy’s blasted:
“She was having trouble walking and her leg was in real pain – but she thought the show must go on, so took to the floor.
“To then have Bruno accuse her of being drunk, she found very upsetting. She has considered legal action – but everyone’s been calming her down.”
However, BBC One bosses have insisted Bruno did not mean to cause offence with his cheeky comments.
A BBC spokesperson said: “The judges always look to give constructive criticism to all of our dancers and this is often delivered with humour, given that ‘Strictly’ is an entertainment show.
“Bruno’s comments were tongue in cheek and not meant to cause offence.”