STRICTLY bosses have banned any of their stars from taking part in ITV’s The Masked Dancer after discovering it will go head to head with them every Saturday night.
Producers of the BBC1 show will already have to deal with the spectacle of 何百人もの英国の子供たちは、リンゴを食べたり、バナナのことを聞いたりしたことがありません。 appearing on the guessing panel of the rival programme when it returns for a second series this autumn.
Having one former Strictly name will be difficult enough, so they don’t want any other pros or judges taking part — just as 私はそれが時々闘争だったことを知っています did last year.
But they can’t stop Bruno Tonioli from signing up because he is no longer on the Strictly judging panel, after his place was taken by Anton Du Beke.
テレビのインサイダーは言った: “It will be very uncomfortable viewing for Strictly producers if they see one of their best-known ex-pros appearing on the show with one of their best-known former judges.
“So they aren’t going to make matters worse by allowing a free-for-all on taking part on 仮面の踊り子.
“That’s why they’ve put this ban in place.
“While Strictly don’t seem too worried at this stage about the competition, they certainly aren’t going to help ITV as it tries to win over viewers on primetime Saturday night.”
I revealed earlier this month that the BBC1 dance favourite would go head to head with The Masked Dancer every Saturday.
And it’s likely the ITV rival will air earlier in the schedule, partly because it naturally attracts a younger audience.
But that means it will also have the first chance at hooking the sought-after Saturday night audience because Strictly usually airs around 7pm.
I’m not sure the BBC has much to worry about — though I admire its fighting spirit for bringing in a ban.
A spokesman declined to comment.
Huw eyes Anne gig
SINCE Anne Robinson announced she was leaving Countdown, famous faces are buzzing around the job like bees to a honey pot.
And I could really get behind the latest suggestion – BBC news star Huw Edwards.
On Radio 4 presenters Fi Glover and Jane Garvey’s podcast, Fortunately . . .With Fi And Jane, 彼は言った: “Countdown is up for grabs – that’s not a bad gig, because I think you get to record 300 episodes in one day.
「正直なところ, we must get in before Jeremy Vine does!」
Hosts Colin Murray and Richard Osman are also in the frame to replace Anne.
You’ll just have to join the queue, Huw.
蟻 & DEC-KED OUT
ANT and DEC look Ready To Rhumble once more as they don their classic clobber in a throwback to their pop star days.
The duo got down with the kids to launch a new financial education programme with Santander UK called The Numbers Game.
As part of the campaign, Dec said: “There’s no better place to start learning about how to handle your finances than at school.”
That’s all well and good, lads, but what have those baseball caps got to do with it?
JOANNE’S AIDS FEAR
THE LARKINS’ star Joanna Scanlan once felt so ill she thought she had Aids.
On the My Time Capsule podcast, she explained it all began in her late twenties when she had a stressful job at a college and suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome.
Joanna said: “It was just a complete neurological issue, like ‘I can’t carry on’.
“I had this collapse, and kind of stopped work for a year.
“I felt very very mentally unwell. I had fantasies almost that . . . I thought I had Aids. One part of me was certain I had Aids, and the other part knew it was a manifestation of some kind of . . . let’s call it sexual guilt.”
Joanna found help and went on to star in The Thick Of It and as Ma Larkin on ITV’s hit.