Arlene Phillips doesn't see herself replacing Len Goodman on Strictly Come Dancing

Former judge isn't sure she'll even be on the BBC's radar

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Arlene Phillips has played down her chances of replacing Len Goodman on Strictly Come Dancing after he announced his exit from the show.

Len has confirmed that this year's series of the BBC contest will be his last, and there are rumours that original judge Arlene could be brought back to replace him.

The choreographer threw her own hat in the ring in a recent interview with the Telegraph, while fellow Strictly veteran Craig Revel Horwood has backed her for the job.

However, Arlene herself has now cast doubt on the possibility - saying she doesn't think bosses will even contact her.

"A lot of people have been saying they want to see me back on the show. But I just don’t think it’ll happen," she told the Daily Star.

"I’m not even going to go there because I don’t think they’ll ask me. But what will be will be."

Arlene did say that if she did return, she'd still be as straight-talking as she was during the first six series.

"I thought I was fabulous on the show," she laughed. "I’d never do anything differently if I did that job again."

Anton du Beke, who has been a professional contestant on every series of the show, is the bookies' favourite to take over from Len.

Len's final series of Strictly is due to hit our screens in September.

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