Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Darcey Bussell will be back next year

Darcey Bussell (Strictly Come Dancing)

Strictly Come Dancing 2012 judge Darcey Bussell will be back on the show next year, it's been revealed.

The ballet star joined the panel this series, replacing Alesha Dixon on the show.

Despite a rough start - with fans mocking the posh dancer for her 'Yahs' - Darcey has seamlessly joined the line up of judges.

The Sun report this morning that Darcey will be back alongside Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood for the eleventh series of the show next autumn.

A source told the newspaper: “Her first outing divided people but she has grown into the role tremendously. The other judges love her as she knows her onions.

“And producers actually think she is BETTER than Alesha.”

Craig Revel Horwood previously heaped praise on Darcey after the first few live shows this year.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, Craig said he felt Darcey brought more class to the show than her predecessor, Alesha Dixon!

“She adds an enormous amount of class and an enormous amount of weight,” Craig told the newspaper today. “She has danced all her life and you won’t get a higher accolade in the world than being a prima ballerina.”

Discussing the ballet star’s comments to the celebrities so far, Craig continued: “I think she has got a lot to say and is full of a little bit more goodness.

“I think that’s needed on the panel and I think you need a woman’s touch on the panel.”


Strictly Come Dancing 2012 continues Saturday, 24th November at 18:30 with the latest Strictly results show on Sunday 25th November at 1925 on BBC One and BBC One HD.

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