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Sarah Ferguson gets a new job as a judge in a new TV show in which celebrities dance with HORSES


Sarah Ferguson entertained children (and adults) daily with her YouTube series Storytime With Fergie and Friends throughout the lockdown.

But the 60-year-old Duchess of York has an exciting new project in the pipeline – to judge celebrities dancing with horses for a new TV show.

Fergie filmed the pilot for the upcoming Fox production Dancing With Horses, in which stars develop complicated dance routines with the animals.

Prince Andrew's ex-wife is a keen rider and panel expert herself – and former ITV Commissioner Claudia Rosencrantz said it was "wonderful" to work with her.

The Duchess of York has an exciting new project on her mind – judging celebrities dancing with horses for a new TV show. Pictured at Royal Ascot in 2019

The producer, who previously worked on I & # 39; m A Celeb and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, told Deadline that the concept for the "exquisite" show had been a dream of hers for almost a decade.

“I tried to make these horses dance for eight years. It's literally the most beautiful thing I've ever seen, ”she said.

"It's like Dancing With The Stars, but your partner is a horse and it's an absolutely exquisite, complicated, wonderful show."

The pilot was shot in the UK because Studio 1 needed access to well-trained horses from the UK and France and Claudia admitted to shooting with them "complicated" job.

Prince Andrew's ex-wife is an enthusiastic rider and judge on the jury for the upcoming Fox show Dancing With Horses - and former ITV Commissioner Claudia Rosencrantz said it was "wonderful" to work with her. Pictured in 2003 on the world famous racehorse Aldaniti in Windsor Great Park as part of a charity event

Prince Andrew's ex-wife is an enthusiastic rider and judge on the jury for the upcoming Fox show Dancing With Horses – and former ITV Commissioner Claudia Rosencrantz said it was "wonderful" to work with her. Pictured in 2003 on the world famous racehorse Aldaniti in Windsor Great Park as part of a charity event

But it was worth it, she added, claiming it meant that she could "die happily".

The Covid 19 pandemic has slowed talks about putting the show into operation, but it is supported by Fox Reality boss Rob Wade, and Claudia is confident that it will go on – which offers the Duchess a great platform on international television.

Fergie is no stranger to the small screen; She has made cameos in Friends and the British sitcom The Vicar of Dibley.

She and Prince Andrew married at Westminster Abbey in July 1986 before separating six years later and divorcing in 1996.

Sarah has entertained children (and adults) with her YouTube series Story Time With Fergie and Friends every day throughout the lockdown

Sarah has entertained children (and adults) with her YouTube series Story Time With Fergie and Friends every day throughout the lockdown

The couple still live together in an unusual domestic arrangement at the Royal Lodge in Windsor and have never denied rumors that they could get married again.

The Duke and Duchess have remained "best friends" for their two daughters Princess Eugenie (30) and Princess Beatrice (31), who secretly married the fiancee Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi earlier this month and locked together.

Beatrice's wedding was originally scheduled to take place on May 29, but had to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

She finally decided to hold an intimate ceremony in front of 20 relatives, which included her mother Sarah, her father Prince Andrew, her grandmother, the queen, and her grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh.

The Duke and Duchess have remained "best friends" for their two daughters Princess Eugenie (30) and Princess Beatrice (31). Shown together in Ascot in 2015

The Duke and Duchess have remained "best friends" for their two daughters Princess Eugenie (30) and Princess Beatrice (31). Shown together in Ascot in 2015

Royal expert Jennie Bond said it was "a sign of Sarah's unwavering loyalty to Prince Andrew" that she had stayed out of the pictures released to the public.

Earlier this year, royal expert Robert Jobson told FEMAIL that Fergie and Andrew rely on each other for support. Prince Andrew is currently involved in a scandal surrounding his connection with pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

When he spoke about their close connection, he explained: “Sarah was a stone for Andrew at that time.

"She is his number one supporter and during this difficult time for him she was someone to turn to.

"They have remained very good friends while raising their children, and their continued support from their ex-husband shows how mature they are and how well they value each other."

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