Strictly Come Dancing star Angela Scanlon has spoken out after she was allegedly reported to police for a dangerous car stunt.
The Irish TV presenter, 39, who is partnered with Carlos Gu on the glitzy BBC One show, caused a bit of an uproar over her actions. Earlier this week Angela uploaded a video of her dancing out of the window of a moving car.
In the now-deleted Instagram clip, she could be seen hanging out of the rear window while appearing to not be wearing a seatbelt. The routine was filmed by a friend in the passenger seat in front.
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After the video went live it was claimed that Angela was reported to the cops. It has also been said she is to get a telling-off from BBC bosses.
A source spoke to MailOnline and alleged: “Angela thought she was having a laugh, playing up to being on Strictly. But leaning out of a moving car is incredibly dangerous and she should know better. Her place on Strictly won't be at threat but she'll be warned about her behaviour going forward.”
Nick Simmons, CEO of RoadPeace, the national charity for road crash victims, also told the publication: "Every day on the UK's roads, around five people are killed and more than 60 people are seriously injured. Driving is a privilege, not a right. With that privilege comes a great deal of responsibility for safety, but sadly, many road users overlook this important fact.”
“It is very disappointing when celebrities, who have a significant influence on others, behave in a way that does not acknowledge the importance of using the roads safely and of the huge risks posed by distracted driving."
However, Angela has since spoken out about the video and has apologised for her actions. In a statement, she said: "'I made absolutely the wrong decision when I filmed this video.
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“I was coming from rehearsals and was giddy with excitement. That's not an excuse, because what I did was stupid and I'm sorry I let my excitement get the better of my judgement."
Angela made her live dancing debut on Strictly at the weekend – where she performed a Tango routine with Carlos. Their performance went down a treat with the judges. Anton de Beke gushed: “The drama, the intense, the commitment was magnificent.”
After the show, Angela wrote on Instagram: “Week one DONE!!! I've just had a fry up and a very small lie in. My head is reeling & I'm not quite sure what the hell happened. What a night. Everyone was incredible. I literally forgot how to speak I was so nervous/stunned, so far out of my comfort zone, so exposed, so ladylike.
“But I loved every second of it & thank you ALL for the messages and comments on our TANGO!! When I heard we were doing it I almost vomited but actually I kind of loved being fierce & moody & fiery.”
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