Reality TV World People News   Ratings News   Scheduling News   Application News   Spoiler News
Show Updates   Features & Interviews   Image Gallery   Message Boards   Shows Listing

HOME > Miscellaneous Reality TV

U.K.'s 'Strictly Come Dancing' shaken up by dancer's use of racial slur


UPI News Service, 10/04/2009 

Professional dancer Anton Du Beke of the British TV series "Strictly Come Dancing" says he is not a racist despite calling TV star Laila Rouass a "Paki."

ADVERTISEMENT
De Beke admitted to using the term of abuse for a Pakistani in reference to Rouass, known for her role on "Footballers' Wives," and said he has since apologized for the remark, The Sunday Telegraph reported.

"There was no racist intent whatsoever but I accept that it is a term which causes offense and I regret my use of it, which was done without thought or consideration of how others would react," De Beke said of his rehearsal gaffe.

"I apologize unreservedly for any offense my actions might have caused."

Rouass, whose father is Moroccan and mother is Indian, said she accepted her dance partner's apology and is looking forward to continuing her run on "Come Dancing."

"It was a situation which happened that we have moved on from and I accept his apology," Rouass told the Telegraph.

"I'm really enjoying the show and dancing with Anton and hope we can go as far as possible in the competition."


DISCUSS AND COMMENT ON THIS STORY
Reality TV World now offers Facebook Comments on our stories. To post a comment, log into Facebook and then 'Add' your comment. To report spam or abuse, click the 'X' in the upper right corner of the comment box.


Get more Reality TV World! Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or add our RSS feed.


Copyright 2009 by United Press International








Take Our User Survey





Page generated in 0.047597885131836 seconds
About Reality TV World   •   Advertise on Reality TV World  •   Contact Reality TV World  •   Privacy Policy   •   RSS Feed