Strictly pro Amy Dowden accused of being a diva backstage on tour Here Comes The Girls

Strictly pro Amy Dowden accused of being a diva backstage on tour Here Comes The Girls

THE saying two’s company, three’s a crowd, seems to be the case for a trio of female Strictly Come Dancing professionals.

Amy Dowden and Dianne Buswell who both took part in the BBC dance show last year, and Chloe Hewitt, who was axed last May, feature in the 40-date UK tour Here Come The Girls.

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Strictly pro Amy Dowden has been accused of being a diva backstage at Here Come The Girls[/caption]

And Welsh-born Amy has been accused of being a diva backstage.

She has earned a reputation among crew for being a drama queen after moaning about not being the star of the show.

There have also been reports of rows behind the scenes with her dancer fiance Ben Jones, who is on the tour, too.

A well-placed source said: “Amy has repeatedly complained about her billing on the tour, as well as her fellow castmates. She has been moaning about the costumes she is wearing, the number of dances she has, the way she is introduced on stage and the standard of the hotels they are provided with.

The Strictly pro last danced with actor Danny John-Jules on the show

She is also constantly at war with her boyfriend Ben, with the touring party billing them as Sid and Nancy behind their backs after the Sex Pistols’ couple who rowed constantly.”

It comes after Amy was embroiled in claims of a bust-up last year with her Strictly dance partner, actor Danny John-Jules.

BBC bosses were forced to give him a “final warning” for shouting and swearing at her during rehearsals.

On Strictly sister show It Takes Two Amy had confirmed things had “become a little intense” in the dance studio. While Danny said: “She’s the boss, she wears the pants.”

Last night Amy insisted she was no diva. She should wear it as a badge of honour.

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Amy Dowden is on the road with fellow Strictly Come Dancing professionals Dianne Buswell and Chloe Hewitt[/caption]


All Dan to Dani

DANNY Dyer reckons his recent successes are down to daughter Dani winning Love Island with boyfriend Jack Fincham last year.

The EastEnders actor, who was initially mortified that she was going on the ITV2 reality show, has now signed a mega-money deal with the BBC and bagged a National Television Award.

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Actor Danny says he owes his recent showbiz achievements to his Love Island winner daughter Dani[/caption]

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Danny was distraught when he saw his daughter upset on TV[/caption]

He said: “I won that because she won Love Island. People have a lot of love for me all of a sudden.”

But he admitted he was “upset” and his wife was “fuming” when producers showed Dani sobbing after Jack was sent to see women in another villa.

Meanwhile, the father-daughter duo fancy themselves in politics to help fix the Brexit fiasco.

Danny added: “I think we’d do better than the people in parliament now.”

He might have a point.


BBC Studios is launching a training scheme for aspiring writers.

With masterclasses from some of the biggest figures in the business, the Writers’ Academy will help them craft their own ­pieces and work on existing Beeb dramas

Building tension with Kev

GRAND Designs first aired exactly 20 years ago – that’s two decades of watching families struggle to create their dream home.

But presenter Kevin McCloud has upped the stakes with his spin-off show Grand Designs: The Street – and, as a result, he actually saw one of the couples split up over the stress.

The new series, which starts tonight on Channel 4 at 9pm, follows ten householders in the town of Bicester, Oxon, as they try to complete a five-year self-build project.

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Kevin NcCloud’s new spin-off show Grand Designs: The Street airs on Channel 4[/caption]

In an exclusive interview, Kevin told me: “This programme is different to Grand Designs – that’s about the architecture, this is about the people. It can be tough and it can make or break a relationship.

“One of the younger couples did split up. They went through a lot of difficulty.

“Now, bless him, he is hoping the project is going to find him a new partner. It hasn’t been easy.

“For all the heartache, the great bonus is the money saved and the opportunities that it brings.

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The TV host says the new show is more about the people involved rather than just the architecture[/caption]

“They have beautiful houses. They also have got something they couldn’t afford to buy half as good.”

I’m still not sure it’s worth splitting up with your partner for, though.


IT’s time to welcome back Prince McQueen in tonight’s episode of Hollyoaks.

He has no idea his wife Lily is shacked up with his best pal Romeo, who struggles to keep schtum when Prince says he is going to win her back.

Lily is eventually cornered by the two lads and makes a heartbreaking decision about who she wants to be with.

In Eastenders, Jean is in denial about her health – both physically and mentally.

Her test results are ready to be collected but she refuses to go back. So Kat decides to pretend to be Jean and attend the appointment herself.

Kat’s not-so-willing accomplice Martin manages to catch a look at Jean’s notes and write them down.

Now they need someone with medical knowledge to make sense of them.

Noel’s ell or No Deal

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NOEL Edmonds faces a grim Deal Or No Deal makeover on All Round To Mrs Brown’s.

The telly presenter joins Cold Feet star Fay Ripley on Saturday’s BBC1 show – and is left with an eel under his box after Fay chooses one with a tasty doughnut.
Later on, Mrs Brown confesses she has a crush on Noel and wouldn’t mind it if he “rung her bell”.

Blue Peter Pooch

FROM Petra to Goldie, it’s a show famous for its canine stars. Now Blue Peter has added a new four-legged friend to its ranks.

Henry, a two-year-old beagle- basset hound cross, will be introduced to viewers today by host Lindsey Russell.

The rescue pooch was adopted by the show from dog welfare charity Dog’s Trust.


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