Michelle Collins' ageism fears

Michelle Collins says British TV is "ageist".

The 46-year-old ex-'EastEnders' star who played Cindy Beale in the BBC soap - admits she is concerned she could stop winning roles as she gets older.

Speaking about the outcry following 66-year-old Arlene Phillips being replaced by Alesha Dixon, 30, on TV talent show 'Strictly Come Dancing', Michelle said: "Do you really want to see perfect-looking men and women all the time?

"We all worry about getting older and we'd be lying if we said we didn't. We are far more ageist here in Britain' towards older actors, particularly women."

Michelle is confident the issue of age might become less important in time, particularly as TV bosses begin to understand more about those who watch shows.

She explained: "They are slowly realising younger people don't watch that much TV and spend their time on computers.

"Things are getting slightly better with series like 'Mistresses', which is about women in their 40s, but more needs to be done.

"Annoyingly men are considered more distinguished as they get older, unlike us women."

Source - Virgin Media

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Anonymous said…
She is gorgeous I'd bone her all day and night .

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