Strictly’s Angela Scanlon left ‘absolutely furious’ after BBC boss called her ‘the t*ts and teeth’ of Robot Wars saying: ‘It felt so reductive’
Angela Scanlon has admitted she was left ‘absolutely furious’ after BBC boss allegedly called her ‘the t*ts and teeth’ of Robot Wars.
The presenter, 39, who hosted the series alongside Dara O’Briain from 2016 to 2018, recalled the incident on a podcast.
Angela claimed producers wanted her to ‘bring a bit of glamour’ to the show and asked what she would be wearing to film at the Scottish warehouse.
Speaking on Fashion As A Force For Good, in quotes obtained by The Sun, she explained how a friend of her’s recounted what show bosses had called her.
Angela recalled: ‘This person said, “So the show is Dara O’Briain and this chick Angela Scanlon – she is the t*ts and teeth.”‘
Not happy: Angela Scanlon, 39, has admitted she was left ‘absolutely furious’ after BBC boss called her ‘the t*ts and teeth’ of Robot Wars (pictured in December 2022)
She continued: ‘I remember being absolutely furious. I was like, “There is no way in hell I am walking around in an industrial estate for two weeks in a mini-skirt.”
‘It felt so reductive and so presumptuous that I’d arrive with my lippy on and legs out to entertain the lads and that was my value.’
MailOnline has contacted the BBC for comment.
It comes after Strictly Come Dancing is risking another ‘fix’ row as it has emerged that Angela has dance training and even worked as a professional in a US show.
The Irish TV presenter was announced as the sixth star for the series on The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2 on Monday morning.
But it has been revealed that in 2001 Angela was a trained dancer with the O’Shea Irish Dance Company which saw her perform all over the world.
It saw her working professionally before she then landed a role as a dancer in a US show.
She performed in the Irish Thunder dance show as Busch Gardens Williamsburg in Virginia.
However after it was announced she was taking part she said that she had never done ‘any of these dances in her life’ – referring to the Latin and Ballroom she will have to take on.
‘Bring the glamour’: The presenter, who hosted the series alongside Dara O’Briain from 2016 to 2018, recalled the incident on a podcast
Furious: She said: ‘It felt so reductive and so presumptuous that I’d arrive with my lippy on and legs out to entertain the lads and that was my value’
She said: ‘I’ve never done any of these dances in my life, bar a drunken jive at a family wedding. So, it certainly feels like there is room to learn and to really push myself.’
‘Look, I’m not particularly fit. I’ve no idea how my pelvic floor is going to react to that level of jumping!’
Strictly bosses already risked cheat claims after also signing West End performer Layton Williams for the upcoming series
Layton, 28, who starred in hit musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, started his career at the age of 12 playing the title role in the West End production of Billy Elliot, where he danced intricate ballet routines, after he won a nationwide hunt for the show’s next star.
In the musical number Electricity, he performed 16 pirouettes, showcasing his raw talent for dance from a young age as well as going onto star in musicals including Hairspray!, Rent, and as ‘Young Michael’ in Thriller Live!