Angela Scanlon was left fuming after a BBC boss allegedly said she was just the "glamour" on a TV show.

The Strictly Come Dancing star has been impressing both the judges and viewers with her dance moves on the BBC competition. She has been partnered with Carlos Gu and they have marked themselves as contenders to take home the Glitterball trophy.

Angela has secured big TV presenting roles over the years from Your Home Made Perfect to The One Show.

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However, Angela has since shared she had a very unpleasant experience whilst working on one programme. The presenter fronted robot combat competition Robot Wars with Dara O Briain in 2016. Angela admitted it was a "big gig" for her and she suffered "wild imposter syndrome" after landing the role.

Yet even though she was clear about her "strengths and ability," Angela has claimed a BBC producer referred to her as merely the "glamour" of the show. Speaking on Tiffanie Darke's podcast Fashion as a Force for Good, she also alleged that a friend told her that the same producer had called her the "t*ts and the teeth" of Robot Wars.

Dara O Briain, Angela Scanlon
Angela says she suffered the remarks while presenting Robot Wars

Angela was left "absolutely furious" at the remarks as she explained: "The next meeting I had with this person, there was a conversation less around the content – which in my mind was my job – and more around what are you thinking you’ll wear? I was like, 'That’s not important'.

"It felt so reductive and so presumptuous that I would have arrived with my lippy on and my legs out to entertain the lads, and that was my value. Absolutely not." Angela says she went on to host the show wearing a boiler suit. The BBC has told The Mirror they would not be commenting on Angela's claims.

The Irish presenter has since won over both the Strictly judges and fans with her moves, leaving them stunned and begging for more. But little did anyone know that this wasn't Angela's first time in a dancing competition. The TV star has had experience in the dance world before and knows how to move those hips like a pro.

Before becoming a popular TV presenter, Angela travelled the world, competing against other teams in dazzling performances that left everyone in awe. Originally from Co Meath, Angela trained with the O'Shea Irish company, which helped her hone her dancing skills. The young dance troop even appeared on Channel 4's The Big Breakfast in the early 2000s, where they performed and were photographed alongside fellow Irish singer and songwriter Ronan Keating.

Angela admitted to Strictly hosts Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly in the first episode of this season that she was still incredibly nervous about taking part in the show. She also opened up to her followers and said: "I literally forgot how to speak. I was so nervous/stunned, so far out of my comfort zone, so exposed, so ladylike."

Despite her impressive dancing background, some fans of the show claim that Angela has an unfair advantage over her competitors. However, Angela disagrees, stating that ballroom and Irish dancing are very different. In an interview with the Daily Mail, she said: "Most people in Ireland grow up doing Irish dancing, but ballroom is completely different. I've never done ballroom before, I've never done a rumba or any of this style of dancing. In Irish dancing, you dance on your own and it's very stiff."