FORMER Strictly Come Dancing contestant John Sergeant is to co-present The One Show with Myleene Klass. The pair will front the BBC programme for a week this month while Christine Bleakley and Adrian Chiles are on holiday. Gloria Hunniford and former Blue Peter host Gethin Jones will co-present for the first week of the presenters break. Sergeant, 65, was the BBCs chief political correspondent before he retired in 2002. Klass, 31, hosted The One Show when it began in 2007, but left when she was pregnant. London Lite Monday, 3 August 2009 After ArLeNeS eXIt, tHe BBC teLLS KAreN tO SteP ASIDe Inbrief Potter bleach attack charge A TEENAGER was remanded in custody today over a bleach attack on a woman who asked youths to be quiet in a cinema. The boy, 16, is accused of throwing bleach on the 46-year-old in a Leeds restaurant after a screening of the new Harry Potter film on July 26. He was charged with wounding with intent to commit grievous bodily harm at Leeds Youth Court. Livingstone to marry again FORMER London Mayor Ken Livingstone looks set to marry for a second time. The 64-year-old and his partner of 13 years, Emma Beal, will wed next month, according to reports. Miss Beal is the mother of two of his five children, Thomas, six, and five-year-old Mia. Mr Livingstone revealed last year that he had two other daughters and a son by two former girlfriends. Stowaway gives officials the slip AN iLLEGAL immigrant was on the run today after smuggling himself into Britain underneath a coach full of Border Agency officials. The immigration officers, who travelled through the Channel Tunnel from France, discovered the stowaway, who hid between the fuel tank and chassis, only when he emerged at their Folkestone depot. They failed to catch him. ramsays own US nightmare GORDON RAMsAYs flagship venture in New York is being pursued by creditors over unpaid debts. The five-star Manhattan restaurant at the London Hotel owes 5m to suppliers and profits have fallen. Diners have allegedly complained about sub-standard service and food quality, but a Ramsay spokesman said most customer feedback was positive. JohnSergeantisOnechoiceforMyleene Making her Mark: Karen with Ramprakash Back again: Myleene Klass Cha-cha chat show: John Sergeant ARLENE PHILLIPS was considered past it at 66 and promptly axed from the judging panel of Strictly Come Dancing. Now the programmes makers are being accused of ageism again -- but the latest victim is only 39. Karen Hardy, the oldest female dancer on the hit BBC programme, is being replaced by two dancers in their twenties. A source told todays Daily Mirror: Karen is gone, and it is no surprise seeing what is happening to older females at the BBC. As far as the bosses are concerned they are keeping things fresh and exciting, but some may see it as ageism. Karen wants to branch out with work, but the BBC were happy for her to leave. They made the decision. Despite Karen being one of the best dancers shes gone and it seems to be another sign that bosses want to make the series younger to try to take some of the X Factor audience. Karen is a former British and world champion. She won series four of Strictly with the cricketer Mark Ramprakash -- providing some of the most memo- rable performances in the history of the ballroom dancing show. But last year she failed to shine with the somewhat ungainly chef Gary Rhodes. Karen is being replaced by Katya Virshilas, a 25-year-old from Lithuania, and Natalie Lowe, 28, from Australia. Hayley Holt, 28, who appeared in just one series of Strictly, partnering the swimmer Mark Foster, is also understood to be making way. Karens departure follows the deci- sion to replace Arlene with 30-year-old Alesha Dixon, a former winner of the show but with no formal ballroom dancing background. Aficionados have been horrified by the decision and will be aghast that Karen appears to have also fallen foul of ageism. A spokesman for the BBC said: We cannot comment on the line-up of the new dancers as yet, but we will be announcing full details in the coming weeks. by GEORGINA LITTLEJOHN Judged too old: Arlene Hardy luck: Karen Hardy is leaving Strictly at the age of 39 Strictlyout! Now show axes dancer agedjust39 H index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html