Strictly Come Dancing could be about to get explicit. Glamour model and socialite Daisy Lowe – who is starring in the current series on the BBC1 ballroom series – features in a raunchy video that has emerged online.
The 27-year-old beauty – who is famed for her voluptuous curves and huge smile – may have tarnished her wholesome image and her chances to win big on the television show as she showcases some saucy dance moves in the clip.
Strictly, which is hosted by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, prides itself on being a family show and a cut above from the typical reality shows. BBC bosses may be concerned about harming their reputation due to the provocative video, which is making the rounds on porn websites, according to the Daily Star. Whether she is facing the risk of being let go from the show remains to be seen.
The raven-haired model can be seen doing a lap dance-inspired routine for the cameras in a video shot for Esquire six years ago. She can also be seen taking off her top to reveal her bra underneath, causing a Strictly insider to brand it "adult entertainment."
Part of the clip:
Though not unaccustomed to working on sexy photoshoots, the new footage may come as a blow to Daisy who has moulded a girl-next-door persona for herself in recent times to ensure she fits the bill for mainstream jobs and television appearances such as Strictly.
Arguably not a shock to her already loyal fanbase – she stripped off and bared her breasts earlier this year for Pamela Love's Spring/Summer 2016 core collections – the news may come as a shock to Daisy's new audience on Strictly, which kicked off last weekend.
The source claimed that BBC bosses are shocked by the clip, telling the Daily Star: "This is not the sort of thing producers want contestants to be associated with," the source told the newspaper.
"It's likely they will ask her management team to take action to get the video removed from the many sites on which it is currently available," they added.
The video can be accessed on a number of hugely popular x-rated websites and has already had over 74,000 views in the two-minute clip on one website alone. The original video has been watched nearly 6m times on Vimeo.
Lowe has been tipped to be one of this year's Strictly favourites. She was paired up with dancer Aljaz Skorjanec and has been given 12-1 odds of winning.
Prior to the show, Lowe said: "I was so terrified at the thought of doing it. But I'm 27. If I'm not going to do it now, when am I? I might never be asked again."
IBTimes UK have reached out to the BBC for comment.