At one stage, Nancy swept down the corridor just seconds after Alesha had been whisked into the green room
Alesha Dixon and Nancy Dell'Olio had to be kept apart during filming of the 'Strictly Come Dancing' Christmas special.
Ousted competitor Nancy, 50, returned to the show to film the seasonal special on Monday (28.11.11), but had to be kept apart from judge Alesha, 33, as she is still said to be fuming over comments she made criticising her dancing, before she was voted off the show. An insider told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Nancy made it known she wanted to have it out with her young detractor. Alesha is aware of Nancy's fiery temper, and finds it intimidating.
"Alesha explained the situation to show bosses. Filming schedules had to be revised to ensure the two were never in the same vicinity at any one time.
"The plan read like an army timetable: Alesha in wardrobe at 17.00hrs, Nancy 17.40hrs, Alesha in make-up 17.40hrs, Nancy 18.10hrs, and so on. At one stage, Nancy swept down the corridor just seconds after Alesha had been whisked into the green room. Everyone was very tense."
During filming of the show, Alesha and Nancy were seated at opposite ends of the room and despite the latter's attempts to make eye contact with the judge, she refused to comment on her performance. Other stars to appear on the Christmas edition of the show include Simon Webbe, Charlie Brooks, Su Pollard and Barry McGuigan.