Arlene Phillips 'unconcerned' by reports So You Think You Can Dance is to be axed

Arlene Phillips

So You Think You Can Dance judge Arlene Phillips has said she 'unconcerned' about reports suggesting that the show will be axed at the end of the current series. The BBC reality dance show has suffered in the ratings, and was once again beaten last night by ITV1's offering of Sing If You Can.


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The former Strictly Come Dancing star said: "I've been with shows which have been up and down in the ratings. I take everything with a pinch of salt.

"It doesn't matter what the press say. Wait and see what's going to happen with this show. There's a lot of exciting dance coming up, and some drama!"

Arlene was controversially axed from the sister BBC dancing show and replaced by Alesha Dixon, a move which was met by calls of ageism from some commentators. Arlene however wasn't so quick to pass judgement on the decision. "I switch on my TV and see lots of people of all ages," she said.

"How can I say that women have a harder time staying on TV as they get older, when I'm on TV? I've got more TV coming up. Certainly, those doors are not closing, they're opening wide for me."

So You Think You Can Dance continues on Saturday at the earlier time of 5:30PM - with FOUR dancers facing the axe!

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