So is Auntie trying to appease us?

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Auntie Beeb has excelled herself, with not one but three golden gals in the celebrity line-up for this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.

Mmmm, my newshoundess nostrils are starting to twitch.

Are the BBC trying to appease those of us who accused them of ageism, following the sackings of women of a certain age (TV presenters/show judges) by including these rather well-preserved old duckies (not a wrinkle in sight in any of their publicity shots)?

So we’ve got Lulu, 62, Anita Dobson, 62, Edwina Currie, 64, and Nancy Dell’Olio, 50, all strutting their stuff on the dancefloor.

I predict fireworks this series, for both Currie and Dell’Olio are very, very ‘scary’ women.

So when it all boogies off in two weeks’ time, I shall be parked in front of the gigglebox.

Great fun.