Countryfile host Anita Rani, 41, danced with Gleb Savchenko, 35, on Strictly Come Dancing back in 2015, reaching the semi-final round of the BBC show. The presenter returned to the dance floor last year with Neil Jones, 36, in the Christmas special of the show. Just last month, veteran judge Darcey Bussell, 50, announced she has left the show after seven years on the panel. Now, Anita has exclusively told Express.co.uk who she thinks should replace her on the show.
Maybe someone can just tell it how it is
She said: “I think they should have a complete non-dancer to replace her who just reflects on what the audience are saying.
“Someone with completely no dance experience.”
Following her appearance on Celebrity Juice, she jokingly added: “I think Keith Lemon should do it.”
Anita added she would like to see another woman replace Darcey and would favour Nicole Scherzinger, 40, to sit on the panel.
She added: “It has to be a woman. I can’t think of anyone.
“I think it should be a non-dancer because all of us watch it on TV and end up shouting at the TV saying we don’t see what you see and maybe someone can just tell it how it is.”
Anita Rani: Strictly star has called for a 'non-dancer' to replace Darcey Bussell on the show (Image: WENN)
Anita Rani: Strictly star first danced on the show back in 2015