Alison Hammond bags huge hosting job on new BBC dance show

This Morning host Alison Hammond is set to continue her string of successes, with reports revealing she has been poached by the BBC for their upcoming dance show Clear The Dancefloor.

Alison, 47, has hosted shows on both ITV and the BBC, recently appearing as a judge on I Can See Your Voice and as a guest on Michael McIntyre's Big Show, while continuing with he regular role on This Morning.

And now the former Big Brother star is set to add another BBC show to her impressive resume, according to The Sun.

The publication has reported that Alison has already scooped the gig to host Clear The Dancefloor, a new BBC dancing show that will see amateur dancers compete against one another.

An insider told the outlet: "The BBC thinks it’s a real coup to have scooped Alison for their shiny new show. She’s in hot demand right now and is typically seen as ITV talent.

“Alison has loads of energy and the viewers at home absolutely love her. She’s refreshing and fun and isn’t afraid to laugh at herself. Excitement around the new series is really building."

And it won't be the first dancing competition that Alison has appeared on. The TV star appeared on Strictly Come Dancing in 2014 where she was paired with dancing pro Aljaz Skorjanec.

This comes after it was rumoured that Alison is also set to land her own panel show on ITV and BBC rival channel Sky

A source told The Sun: "It remains to be seen if This Morning bosses will give her a higher wage and a higher-profile role on the show to ensure she stays with them.

“If not, the Sky show is unlikely to be the last tempting offer she receives.”

Alison was previously hired to front a reboot of Wheel Of Fortune for ITV, but it was scrapped. The source claims this makes the ­new Sky show an even better opportunity for the star.

Alison's morning co-host Dermot O'Leary had suggested the presenter as David Walliams' replacement on Britain's Got Talent, a role that ultimately went to former Strictly judge Bruno Tonioli.

With Simon Cowell appearing on This Morning, Dermot said: "Talking BGT, if you need an extra judge, I couldn't endorse her more" as he looked towards Alison and added: "This one would literally bring the house down in the Palladium."

Alison appeared to become somewhat excited by this idea and could be seen jumping up excitedly, before asking Simon what he thought about this possibility. At first he seemed unsure on how to answer, leading Alison to exclaim: "Take it to deadlock!"

Simon then responded with: "We've had this conversation before. I love Alison, you know that."

"Yeah, but he just won’t give me a job," she quipped.


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