Arlene Phillips misses Strictly Come Dancing

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 11 December 2014
Arlene Phillips

Arlene Phillips

Arlene Phillips has revealed she does sometimes miss her job as a judge on 'Strictly Come Dancing' despite being replaced by Alesha Dixon in 2008

Arlene Phillips sometimes misses working on 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The 71-year-old star was a judge on the BBC One ballroom dance contest for four years before her controversial sacking in 2008 and she's confessed there are times when she wishes she were still on the show.

Quizzed on whether she misses being on the panel at The Sun newspaper's Military Awards, she said: "I guess sometimes, yeah. There are moments."

However, Arlene - who was replaced by Alesha Dixon, 36, before 45-year-old Darcey Bussell took her spot on the panel - admits she struggles to watch the show now without criticising the celebrities.

She added: "If I watch something - I don't watch it all the time. I watch little snatches. I'll put it on, but sometimes I'll see something and the words of what I thought burst out of my mouth.

"And I look and think, 'Where did I come from? No! Stop It's nothing to do with you anymore'."

Meanwhile, the former professional dancer revealed earlier this year she'd like to see the Strictly panel made up entirely of women, replacing male judges Bruno Tonioli, Craig Revel Horwood and Len Goodman.

She said: "There should be more women everywhere in my opinion. There should be four women on the panel. Let's start with that one."

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