Miranda Hart to replace Alesha on Strictly panel?
- Bang Showbiz
- 5 January 2012
'Strictly Come Dancing' bosses are reportedly considering replacing Alesha Dixon on the panel of the BBC One show with comedienne Miranda Hart
Miranda Hart is reportedly in the frame to judge 'Strictly Come Dancing'.
The 39-year-old comic is seen as a "startling" choice to replace Alesha Dixon - who has left to join the panel of ITV1 rival 'Britain's Got Talent' - because show chiefs don't want to go for an "obvious" choice, such as former contestants Kara Tointon or Zoe Ball, professional dancer Karen Hardy or former judge Arlene Philips.
A source told the Daily Mail newspaper: "They're all so obvious. The producers want someone really startling.
"Miranda is seen as a brilliant left-field choice. She totally loves the show and is incredibly popular with the viewing public. We think she could bring something completely different to the panel because of her wit, instead of just being some glamorous dolly bird."
Yesterday (04.01.12), it was claimed bosses are also interested in speaking to US 'X Factor' judge Nicole Scherzinger - who won 'Dancing With The Stars', the American version of the BBC One series, in 2010 -about the vacant role.
A source said: "Nicole is young, sexy and knows what she's talking about. Having already won the US dance show, her credentials are good. And taking her off Simon would be great.
"Alesha leaving could end up being a great move for the show."