THE Queen of Dance, Arlene Phillips, is set to reveal all after 40 years in showbusiness working with big names including Freddie Mercury, Whitney Houston and Elton John.

Since creating the provocative dance group, Hot Gossip, in the 1970s, Arlene became a household name after her role as one of the toughest judges on Strictly Come Dancing.

Arlene says her show, which is at the Tivoli in Wimborne next week, is like an informal tea party where you can her any question you like.

“It’s a Q&A format, with lots of footage from things I’ve worked on with loads of famous faces and also many photos from my personal archive.

“People can ask me anything they want and I’ll answer absolutely anything they ask.”

After working with so many big names over the years, many people want to know who are her favourites?

“I loved working with Elton John and of course I’ve had a very long association with Andrew Lloyd Webber.

“He is one of the most exciting creative people that I know, no question.

“And I’ve worked with so many female divas – from Whitney Houston to Aretha Franklin to Tina Turner to Donna Summer. My collection of female divas were stunning and all very different.

“Some demanding and some not, all asking for different things and you just have to be there for them.

“A choreographer often exposes what you can and can’t do, so you need to keep the choreographer on your side and make sure they show you at your best.”

Arlene! The Glitz. The Glamour. The Gossip is at the Tivoli on Tuesday, September 26 at 7.30pm.. See