Strictly Come Dancing: Julian Clary says ‘I’m missing Arlene Phillips’

Former Strictly Come Dancing competitor Julian Clary, has admitted that he is missing Arlene Phillips on this year’s show.

Julian appeared on Scottish chatshow The Hour and when asked if he is watching the current series, Clary replied: “I am, but I’m missing Arlene Phillips a bit this year. She was like a mother to me when I did that show, unlike Craig Revel Horwood, who’s like an uncle you wouldn’t want to be left on your own with.”

He continued: “I do think it’s ageism really, because I can’t think why else. She knew her stuff, and there’s an awful rumour that Bruce Forysth might be next and they’re going to replace him with someone younger.”

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!