London (ANI): Professional mixed martial arts fighter Alex Reid has
been turned down by Strictly Come Dancing bosses. Reid's management
had wanted him to take part in the BBC1 dance show to raise his
profile following his marriage to former glamour model Katie Price.
But Beeb producers have snubbed the bid, claiming the
cross-dressing cage-fighter is "not BBC1 material".
"Alex is very co-ordinated, thanks to his fight skills, and
fancies himself as a bit of a mover," the Daily Star quoted a
source as saying. "But BBC bosses were less than impressed and they
made it clear he wasn't their type of market," the source
After 34-year-old Reid's victory in Celebrity Big Brother, his
agents thought he would do well in Strictly, and that he would also
be able to show viewers his softer side. "With Alex's TV and fight
commitments, Strictly Come Dancing would not have fitted into his
schedule," a spokeswoman for Reid said.