TV star gets her claws into the BBC's flagship show

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Comedienne Jo Brand has hit out at the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing for featuring too many young, whippy-hipped celebrities this year.

In an exclusive interview, the 59-year-old said: “At the beginning they used to have comedians in it who were really bad at dancing and were really gobby to the judges.

“People laughed because they couldn’t dance very well. I think they’ve started to weave those characters out. It’s a shame that they seem to be trying to get more young, very good at dancing people these days.”

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But Jo who currently presents BBC 2’s The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice, reveals she’s an avid fan of Strictly and wouldn’t rule out donning her dancing shoes in the future.

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“I like watching Strictly.” Jo explained. “I often fantasize about how it would be if I did it. They do still tend to have one extremely unfit person in their sixties, sot there’s hope for me yet!”

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