She recently insisted that she was the one who should have replaced David Walliams on the Britain’s Got Talent judging panel.
And Francine Lewis looked as confident as ever when she caused a storm at a breast cancer charity event in Essex on Monday.
The comedian and impressionist, 47, looked sensational as she attended afternoon tea at Down Hall Hotel & Spa organized by Liquorish Clothing to showcase the Pink Ribbon Foundation.
Francine sparkled in a baby pink midi dress with ruffled sleeves and cut-out detailing on the bodice.
The garment was flared to mid-calf to reveal a pair of platform heels that gave her model-like body an extra boost.
Looking good: Francine Lewis looked as confident as ever as she caused a storm at a breast cancer charity event in Essex on Monday
Mesmerizing: The comedian, 47, looked sensational as she attended afternoon tea at the Down Hall Hotel & Spa organized by Liquorish Clothing to showcase the Pink Ribbon Foundation
Francine was in good company at the charity party, which was also attended by Celebs Go Dating star Lady Nadia Essex and Jessie Wallace’s presenter sister Danielle Mason.
Also in attendance were TV presenters Hayley Sparkes and Marina Berry, looking radiant in dresses by Liquorish Clothing, who partnered with Pink Ribbon Foundation to raise essential funds for those suffering from breast cancer.
The outing came after Francine admitted she doesn’t think Bruno Tonioli is the right person to replace David Walliams on the Britain’s Got Talent panel because he could ‘fill his boots’.
David quit the ITV show ahead of the 2023 series weeks after being forced to apologize for vile comments he made about contestants.
And exclusive to MailOnline ahead of her new TV series Deep Fake Neighbor Wars, Francine, 47, said she “couldn’t see” Bruno on the panel and insisted she become a judge instead.
Discussing Bruno’s nomination on his debut at the BGT auditions this week, Francine said: ‘I don’t think he will be able to fill David’s boots. I really don’t. I don’t think he’s going to be a David Walliams.
“For me I see him as Strictly (Come Dancing), I can’t see him as Britain’s Got Talent.”
The TV star, who rose to fame on BGT in 2013, went on to share her support for David amid his shock departure from the ITV show in November.
Beautiful ladies: Jemma Bolt, Hayley Sparkes, Francine and Marina Berry looked radiant as they posed for snaps at the charity event
Three’s company! Danielle Mason, Hayley Sparkes and Farah Sattaur made for a wonderful trio
Dressed to impress: Celebs Go Dating star Lady Nadia Essex and Jessie Wallace’s presenter sister Danielle Mason chose the same dress from Liquorish Clothing, who have partnered with Pink Ribbon Foundation to raise vital funds for those suffering from breast cancer
Gorgeous in green: TV presenter Hayley Sparkes looked radiant in a mint green floral mini dress that she paired with multicolored platform heels
Blue-tiful: Marina Berry cut a chic figure in a baby blue leopard print mini dress, paired with nude heels that added length to her tanned and toned pins
Striking: The Pink Ribbon Foundation’s business relationship partner Lisa Allen looked stunning in a blue wrap dress that complemented her striking pink locks
Summery: Dancing On Ice professional Alex Murphy looked radiant in a bright yellow jumpsuit
She said, “It’s so sad because for me that panel really, really works — and partly because of David. David is just so funny, but he’s also so sweet.
And as a contestant on the show, David made me feel so welcome from the moment I walked onto that stage. I love David Williams, I’m really mad he’s going.’
David’s future on BGT was in doubt after he described an older contestant as an asshole and made vile sexual comments about a woman who was also on the show.
The comments, made in January 2020 during auditions at the London Palladium, were picked up by the program’s microphones and revealed in November.
And while Francine — who also opened up about her husband’s “cheating” scandal — believes Bruno may not be right for the panel, she said it would be a “dream” for herself to become a judge instead.
Explaining why she would be a better fit, she explained, “That would be my dream job. I’ve always done talent shows and I did a big ITV talent show in 1996 or 98, I can’t remember the year, but it was another ITV show that Jonathan Ross presented.
“It was Nigel Lithgow’s show, the way it was, it was huge. And because that’s how I started, having done two major ITV talent shows, I’m going to have so much empathy for people who are on it. I think I would make a good judge!
‘Me, Amanda (Holden) and Alesha (Dixon) could be Simon’s angels! That would be very, very good – we must petition!’
Newcomer: The outing comes after BGT star Francine said she “couldn’t see” Bruno Tonioli on the panel and she should be a judge instead
Exit: David Walliams quit the ITV show ahead of the 2023 series weeks after being forced to apologize for vile comments he made about contestants (pictured on the show in June)