Arlene Phillips looks back at the rise and fall of the TV dance troupes - the Beat Girls, Go Jos, Ruby Flipper, Legs & Co, her very own Hot Gossip, and Pan's People.
Radio 2's Dance Season continues with Arlene Phillips looking back at the rise and fall of the television dance troupes: the Beat Girls, Go Jos, Ruby Flipper, Legs & Co, Hot Gossip, and the most famous of them all - Pan's People.
For more than two decades, no television music show was complete without its own troupe of glamorous dancers. The girls - and sometimes boys - became stars in their own right.
Choreographer and Hot Gossip founder Arlene talks to some of the dancers and producers behind the routines, telling the story of dance troupes; from shaky beginnings on live black and white TV, to their demise at the hands of the million dollar music video.