Michelle Visage has missed out on a spot on Strictly’s area tour.
The 51-year-old, who’s a favorite with viewers, is being snubbed by its producers in a shock transfer.
We will reveal she was advised the information in a “blunt” e mail final week.
A Strictly insider mentioned: “Michelle was approached by the producers engaged on the tour some time in the past.
“They talked her by the dates and requested if she may very well be out there.
“However then instantly she bought an e mail saying she wasn’t wanted. The message was brief and blunt.
“Michelle was left feeling confused by the entire thing and fairly irritated.
“She is making an attempt her hardest to impress on Strictly and looks like she deserved a spot on the tour.”
The transfer is prone to anger most of the present’s viewers.
The Drag Race decide has been such a sensation that bookies had been pressured to slash her odds of successful.
Michelle has been scoring effectively with the judges – securing 39 factors out of 40 within the Halloween version.
However producers are believed to be “uncertain” if she’s going to assist to spice up ticket gross sales.
Strictly Come Dancing Dwell! can be hosted by earlier winner Stacey Dooley, 32, when it opens in January.
It’s going to run for 32 reveals at venues throughout the nation, together with The O2 in London.
Our supply mentioned: “The tour is an opportunity for the celebs to money in on their success on the present. It
“It’s additionally an opportunity for them to get pleasure from dancing collectively with out the stress of stay telly. However Michelle goes to overlook out on all of that.
“To say she’s upset can be an understatement.
“It doesn’t make any sense. She’s been a sensation this collection, so followers will need to see her carry out stay on the tour.”
Contestants anticipated to participate within the area reveals are Kelvin Fletcher, Karim Zeroual, Saffron Barker, Mike Bushell, Catherine Tyldesley, Chris Ramsey and Alex Scott.
They are going to be joined by numerous the present’s skilled dancers.
Bosses are poised to substantiate who’s participating, with an official announcement happening later this week.
Michelle’s snub mirrors the experiences of former professionals James and Ola Jordan in 2011.
They had been additionally advised that they had been dropped from the line-up in an e mail.
A tour spokesman mentioned on the time: “It’s not potential to take everybody.”