Alison Hammond’s hopes for a major Saturday night show have reportedly been dashed, after her glitzy new dance series was scrapped by BBC bosses.
The presenter, 49, had filmed a pilot for a new show titled Clear The Dance-floor, but sources claim the channel won’t be making a full series.
This comes after Alison’s other BBC hit, I Can See Your Voice, was reportedly axed last year, though the star is still booked and busy as the host of The Great British Bake Off and This Morning.
A source told The Sun: ‘This will be gutting for Alison, as getting an ongoing gig on the Beeb is seen as many a presenter’s ultimate goal.
‘There were high hopes for Clear The Dance-floor as it seemed to tap into the same energy as Strictly, which she appeared on in 2014. But she won’t be short of work this year anyway.’
Alison Hammond’s hopes for a major Saturday night show have reportedly been dashed, after her glitzy new dance series was scrapped by BBC bosses
This comes after Alison’s other BBC hit, I Can See Your Voice, was reportedly axed last year
The series was to feature amateur dancers competing against each other, with a celebrity panel judging their efforts.
MailOnline has contacted the BBC and a representative for Alison Hammond for comment.
It was reported in February 2023 that I Can See Your Voice had been dropped by BBC bosses after two series.
Alison was a judge on the show alongside Amanda Holden and Jimmy Carr, with Paddy McGuinness acting as host.
Last week it was revealed that Alison will take over from the late Paul O’Grady as the host of his heartwarming series For The Love Of Dogs.
The former Big Brother admitted that she ‘can never replace the iconic Paul’, after being confirmed as the host by ITV.
She said: ‘I am very aware that I can never replace the iconic Paul in this wonderful series, but if I can continue to shine a light on the brilliant work done at Battersea and help to tell the stories of these beautiful dogs, then it will be an absolute privilege to give it my all.
‘I can’t wait to share the joy of their searches for new, loving, forever homes and hopefully make lots of furry friends of my own along the way.’
Last week it was revealed that Alison will take over from the late Paul O’Grady as the host of his heartwarming series For The Love Of Dogs
The star is still booked and busy as host of The Great British Bake Off alongside Noel Fielding
Alison is a regular host of This Morning on Fridays alongside Dermot O’Leary. It was previously reported she declined the offer to host the daytime favourite full-time
On This Morning, the star added that Paul’s longtime friend Julian Clary had also given her his blessing following his death in March.
Paul became an ambassador for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in 2012 following the success of the award-winning programme, which he hosted for 11 series.
Alison recalled the recent heartfelt interaction between Julian and herself, while anchoring This Morning with Dermot O’Leary.
She said: ‘I’ve always wanted a dog, you know that, but you have to take it very, very seriously,’ with Dermot adding: ‘And Paul loved dogs, obviously. You got the sweetest message didn’t you, from Julian Clary?’
Alison responded: ‘Yeah, he text me yesterday and he just said… Firstly he told me he was in The Maldives, I was a little bit jealous…
‘And he said, ”I’m so happy you’ve got the job and Paul actually thought a lot of you, Alison, thought very highly of you, and he will be so happy, as am I”, and it really got me.
‘I’m so so happy I just want to make him so proud in his legacy of Battersea and carry on that work because the charity does so much good work.
‘We just wanna find some amazing homes for some wonderful dogs. I have fell in love with about three.’