Britannia High is not finished yet says Arlene
Arlene Phillips has said that the stv musical drama Britannia High is not finished yet.29 January 2009 10:35 AM
Arlene Phillips has said that the stv musical drama Britannia High is not finished yet.
Recent reports have claimed that the show, which Arlene developed along with Take That star Gary Barlow, was to be axed after receiving poor viewing figures.
Arlene told ITN: "I think there's life in Britannia High yet and obviously Gary's just had a baby girl and so we're getting together.
"I think we'll wait and see what happens. I don't think it's done and dusted."
Arlene also revealed that she was going to take the advice of one of her fellow Strictly Come Dancing panelists on dealing with the media speculation surrounding the show.
She explained: "The advice I took from Bruno Tonioli when he said to me 'Don't read a newspaper, carry on,' and that's what I do.
"Because if you open every newspaper and you see dramatic headlines, not because of what it is but because of what you've done, then it's best not to read it."
The choreographer recently claimed that the show was only designed for a single series.
She told the Surrey Mirror: "I think we were never particularly in line to do a second series. It was always done as a first series and I think it needs to play for a younger audience, it was always created for a younger audience.
"For me it was something that was for young eight, nine-year-olds. I think seven o'clock on a Sunday night is quite a difficult time but I love the show and I'm proud of the show."
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