According to a report in The Mirror, it could be the last waltz for controversial Strictly Come Dancing judge Alesha Dixon. The paper claims that the talent show’s bosses are considering replacing Alesha (who in turn replaced Arlene Phillips) with Hollywood legend Liza Minnelli.
The 63-year-old star, who won an Oscar for Cabaret, would join the panel for the new series which begins in the Autumn.
An insider is quoted as saying: "Alesha has divided public opinion and that of the panel. Whilst head judge Len Goodman likes her, there are concerns she did not appeal to the younger viewers she was brought in to attract. Alesha got off to a very shaky start but did improve. Despite this, her future is believed to be hanging by a thread."
The source added: "Liza has international appeal and real star billing. She is a singer and dancer, and Hollywood through and through. Her experience in the showbiz industry would be a real coup plus she has the personality to match."
Alesha Dixon shot to fame in girl band Mis-Teeq; she won Strictly Come Dancing in 2007. However, this wasn’t enough in the eyes of some Strictly fans who felt that her lack of appropriate experience undermined the show. Strictly trailed X Factor in the ratings each and every week it went up against it in the TV schedules. Clearly a shot in the arm is needed; could Liza Minnelli be the trick?
How do you feel about this report? Would you watch Strictly Come Dancing if Liza Minnelli was on the judging panel? Is it fair to Alesha Dixon? Have your say.
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