Alison Hammond bags presenting gig for exciting new BBC dance show


‘She’s in hot demand right now!’ Alison Hammond ‘bags presenting gig for new BBC dance show as she becomes latest ITV star to hop channels’

Alison Hammond has reportedly bagged herself another presenting gig as she prepares to host a new BBC dance programme. 

The This Morning presenter, 47, is said to be the latest TV star swapping ITV for BBC following reports she has scooped a huge new TV show featuring zany amateur dancers competing against each other.

Alison is no stranger to the dance floor, as she has previously appeared on Strictly Come Dancing in 2014 with pro partner Aljaz Skorjanec

'She's refreshing and fun': Alison Hammond has bagged herself another presenting gig as she prepares to host a new BBC dance programme

‘She’s refreshing and fun’: Alison Hammond has bagged herself another presenting gig as she prepares to host a new BBC dance programme

The former Big Brother star has also judged on BBC’s I Can See Your Voice which was hosted by Paddy McGuinness.

An insider told The Sun: ‘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.

The This Morning presenter, 47, will be swapping from ITV to BBC as she scooped a huge new TV show featuring zany amateur dancers competing against each other

The This Morning presenter, 47, will be swapping from ITV to BBC as she scooped a huge new TV show featuring zany amateur dancers competing against each other

‘She’s refreshing and fun and isn’t afraid to laugh at herself. Excitement around the new series is really building.’

MailOnline has reached out to Alison’s representatives for comment.

It was reported earlier this month by the Daily Mail’s Katie Hind that ITV bosses are furious at the BBC for poaching more of their home-grown and ‘relatable’ talent.

The rival networks are at loggerheads after the Corporation handed Joel Dommett, the host of ITV’s popular Saturday night programme The Masked Singer, a high-profile role presenting its new adventure series Survivor.

The BBC has also recently given roles to ITV’s This Morning presenter Alison, Ninja Warrior host Rochelle Humes and Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden.

The Chase frontman Bradley Walsh and his son, Barney, have also been hired by the BBC to lead the reboot of 1990s favourite Gladiators.

Oh no! It was reported earlier this month that ITV bosses are furious at the BBC for poaching more of their home-grown and 'relatable' talent

Oh no! It was reported earlier this month that ITV bosses are furious at the BBC for poaching more of their home-grown and ‘relatable’ talent 

TV bosses fear BBC executives will attempt to woo more of their stars after mainstay Holly Willoughby was invited to be the BBC’s guest of honour at an awards ceremony last year.

A source at the broadcaster said: ‘It’s getting ridiculous now. Spot the talent, nurture the talent and then the BBC swan in and take them.

‘There is a view amongst the executives here that they love the fact ITV’s stars are so relatable. When will they find their own, and when will they stop?’

It is not known whether the stars are paid more by the BBC, but industry insiders say they enjoy working across both channels and like the prestige of working for the BBC.

Rivals: ITV bosses fear BBC executives will attempt to woo more of their stars after mainstay Holly Willoughby was invited to be the BBC's guest of honour at an awards ceremony last year

Rivals: ITV bosses fear BBC executives will attempt to woo more of their stars after mainstay Holly Willoughby was invited to be the BBC’s guest of honour at an awards ceremony last year

Big stars: The corporation also gave Britain's Got Talent judge Amanda Holden a role

Big stars: The corporation also gave Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden a role

BBC sources rebut the complaints at the time, saying ITV has historically poached its stars with higher wages.

In recent years, Susanna Reid defected from BBC Breakfast to ITV’s Good Morning Britain, while Adrian Chiles and Christine Lampard left The One Show to go to ITV.

Comedian Joel, 37, beat Holly, 41, to host Survivor, a game show which the BBC says is ‘a test of brains’.

Poached: The Chase frontman Bradley Walsh and his son, Barney, have also been hired by the BBC to lead the reboot of 1990s favourite Gladiators

Poached: The Chase frontman Bradley Walsh and his son, Barney, have also been hired by the BBC to lead the reboot of 1990s favourite Gladiators

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