Angela Scanlon ‘absolutely furious’ at BBC producer’s remark about TV role

Strictly Come Dancing star Angela Scanlon has revealed her fury upon studying of alleged derogatory remarks made about her by a BBC producer.

The Irish TV presenter, 39, co-hosted the rebooted collection of Robotic Wars for BBC Two with comic Dara O’Briain between 2016-2018. The present adopted novice {and professional} inventors whose robotic creations have been pitted towards each other in fight.

Showing on Tiffanie Darke’s podcast, Trend as a Pressure for Good, final month, Scanlon described her “wild imposter syndrome” forward of the launch of the prime-time Sunday evening present.

She defined she felt “very a lot out of her consolation zone when it comes to the topic”, and noticed herself as “the newcomer, the rookie”, whereas O’Briain was a “massively established identify”.

Scanlon then claimed {that a} producer on the collection, whom she already suspected had “concepts that have been fairly conventional”, considered her because the “glamour” on the present and little else.

She alleged that she later acquired a name from a good friend, who informed her that the producer had referred to her because the “tits and tooth” of Robotic Wars.

The TV host stated listening to this made her “completely livid”. The scenario was apparently exacerbated by her subsequent assembly with the producer, who allegedly spent extra time discussing what she would put on on the present than her precise presenting work.

“It felt so reductive and so presumptuous that I might have arrived with my lippie on and my legs out to entertain the lads, and that was my worth. Completely not,” she stated.

The Impartial has contacted the BBC for remark.

Presenters Dara O Briain and Angela Scanlon with ‘Robotic Wars’ stars Matilda and Sir Killalot 2.0


Recognized for her work on the BBC and Irish broadcaster RTÉ, Scanlon hosts the inside design present Your House Made Good on BBC Two, and is the one lady within the UK and Eire to have her personal Saturday evening chat present: RTÉ One’s Ask Me Something.

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She revealed her first ebook, Joyrider – about the significance of bringing gratitude into on a regular basis life – final yr, and is ready to compete on the twenty first collection of the BBC’s standard TV dance competitors, Strictly Come Dancing.

“Will they make me tan? How itchy are sequins?! Do they do flesh-coloured sports activities bras? Effectively… there’s just one method to discover out, proper!?” Scanlon stated in an announcement after it was introduced that she can be collaborating.

“Now I’m panicking a bit… but additionally secretly thrilled about the prospect of all that glitter. Let’s go!”

The brand new collection of Strictly Come Dancing is anticipated to launch in September. Study extra about this yr’s contestants right here.

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