Dancing troupe, Hot Gossip was formed by Arlene Phillips in 1974. The troupe were famous for the risqué nature of their costumes and dance routines. In 1978 they became a regular feature on the Kenny Everett Show which lasted until 1981 when the show moved from ITV to BBC.
Some of the dancers included:
Famous classical singer, Sarah Brightman was recruited by Arlene Phillips and in 1978 the group fronted by Sarah had a disco hit with "I lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper" which went to number 6 in the UK charts.
Bunty Bailey who went on to star as the girlfriend in the A-ha music videos for "Take on Me" and "The Sun always Shines on TV".
Perri Lister also was a backing singer for Steve Strange's Visage and starred in music videos for Duran Duran and Billy Idol who she had a 9 year relationship with. She starred in "White Wedding" as his bride. The couple had a son but broke up in 1989.
American-born singer, Sinitta Renet, combined her early singing with being a Hot Gossip dancer. Sinitta has had 14 international hit singles and 3 albums, appeared on stage at the West End and as a contestant on I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here. She is also close friends with Simon Cowell and has appeared as a mentor on the X-Factor with him.