Strictly Come Dancing star Nancy Dell’Olio has claimed she is going to land her own TV show.

The Italian lawyer, who has been clinging on to a place in the BBC1 dance contest despite maulings from the judges, said she is ‘preparing’ for a programme.

Nancy – who has already published an autobiography – also claimed she is working on a pair of new books.

In an interview for BBC1’s Graham Norton Show, she said: “My life is quite busy with a few things – I’m writing two books and I am preparing my TV show.”

But asked about the show, she was not prepared to give any more details.

“I’m probably doing it, but I am not going to say more,” she said.

Nancy, 50, who is reported to be dating a chef who is 16 years younger than her, is due to perform a rumba to Dusty Springfield’s Spooky tomorrow night with partner Anton Du Beke.

But she admitted that she was not the most skilled figure on the dancefloor.

“My public says whether I win or not, but I probably am not a great dancer,” she told presenter Graham in the programme to be screened tonight (Friday).

“It’s a very intense, full-on experience, but I love it,” she said of Strictly.

The bookies seem to agree that Nancy isn’t the greatest dancer on Strictly. According to, she’s a best-priced 11/8 to leave the show this weekend, while Harry Judd is now vying with Jason Donovan as favourite to win the series. They are both 9/4 to win.