Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Arlene Phillips says she doesn't want to return

Arlene Phillips

Former Strictly Come Dancing judge Arlene Phillips has insisted she won't be returning to the show, despite reportedly holding talks with BBC bosses.

Speaking to the Daily Mail yesterday, Arlene she had moved on from the show since getting the axe in 2009.

It follows reports in The Sun yesterday that claimed Arlene had met with BBC bosses to discuss a return.

"I’ve tried to put everything from Strictly aside and move on with my life. I’m content with doing what I’m doing. I don’t need it any more," she said.

"But one thing I will say is that I think people like me as a judge because I can be sharp, but I can also be loving. Above all, I’m fair and knowledgeable."

But while Strictly is out of the question for now, Arlene revealed she hoped to still be on telly for as long as Bruce Forsyth!

She added: @I haven’t even thought about slowing down. I want to be dancing on TV when I’m Bruce Forsyth’s age. I feel so completely accepted that my age doesn’t stand before me."

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