Alex Scott, 34, insisted there is a “totally even playing field” on Strictly Come Dancing 2019, in spite of her previous win on the Sport Relief edition of the programme. The former Arsenal W.F.C. player competed in the spin-off show for charity against pundit Chris Kamara, 61, and footballer David Ginola, 52, and triumphantly lifted the Glitterball trophy with ex-Strictly professional Pasha Kovalev, 39, in 2018. She made a good impression on the notoriously tough judging panel with her salsa, as Dame Darcey Bussell, 50, gushed about her “fabulous routine”. However, the Strictly 2019 hopeful recently explained she only “had a couple of hours dancing with Pasha” at the time.
It’s a totally level playing field.
Speaking to RadioTimes.com, the football pundit said: “It’s a totally level playing field.
“I had a couple of hours dancing with Pasha and that was it. This was our dance, not even really learning the steps, and that was absolutely it.
“But I loved it, and that’s why I wanted to be a part of it still.”
She added: “I think even before coming into this show a lot of [the other contestants] had like a day of dancing or training, I didn’t have that, so straight away we were level.”
Alex went on to reveal she believes her previous win on the show is the reason