Alison Hammond reportedly filmed a pilot for a BBC show (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)
The This Morning legend, 49, has suffered several career blows recently, including the reported axing of BBC’s I Can See You Voice, on which she was a judge, and was replaced by David Tennant as Bafta presenter.
Now, the former Big Brother star has been reportedly dealt another devastating professional setback after a dancing reality series, promising a ‘similar energy to Strictly’ was dropped by the BBC.
Alison was set to host new programme Clear The Dancefloor, which would have seen amateur dancers competing against each other, with a celebrity panel judging their efforts.
However, it’s been claimed the BBC decided against ordering a full series after a pilot was filmed with Alison.
A source claimed the decision was ‘gutting’ for Alison as working as a presenter on the BBC is seen as the ‘ultimate goal’ and the holy grail for broadcasters.
However the broadcaster reportedly decided against ordering a full series (Picture: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)
The new show was claimed to have a ‘similar energy’ to Strictly Come Dancing (Picture: PA)
They told The Sun: ‘This will be gutting for Alison, as getting an ongoing gig on the Beeb is seen as many a presenter’s ultimate goal.
‘There were high hopes for Clear The Dancefloor as it seemed to tap into the same energy as Strictly, which she appeared on in 2014.
‘But she won’t be short of work this year anyway.’
Alison presented the Baftas but was reportedly not invited back for a second year (Picture: Stuart Wilson/BAFTA/Getty Images for BAFTA)
Instead David was offered and accepted the gig (Picture: BAFTA/Getty Images for BAFTA)
It comes after Alison was reportedly ‘gutted’ to not be invited back to present the Baftas for a second year having hosted the annual event with Richard E Grant last year.
A source has claimed that the Great British Bake Off star was ‘not asked back’, while David Tennant, who recently made a triumphant return to his career-making role as the Time Lord, has been confirmed as the new presenter.
Alison was said to have been disappointed to have been snubbed by the prestigious ceremony, which triggered feelings of ‘imposter syndrome’, and had hopes of being made the main host.
Alison was recently confirmed as host for series For the Love of Dogs (Picture: ITV)
‘Alison had really hoped that she could do the Baftas for another year and even become a main host,’ a source claimed to Closer.
‘She’s gutted not to be asked back – especially as she has built up such a great rapport with all the A-listers in Hollywood who seem to love her too.’
However, Alison received some better news more recently after being named as the late Paul O’Grady’s replacement on For the Love of Dogs.
The BBC declined to comment when approached by Metro.co.uk. Alison’s reps have also been contacted for this article.
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