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Arlene: Whitney 'hated her feet'

Arlene Phillips has revealed that Whitney Houston had a secret loathing of her feet.

The choreographer and former Strictly Come Dancing judge worked with the US star on pop videos for 1984 hit How Will I Know and 1987 song I Wanna Dance With Somebody.

But she told The Sun: "The funniest memory I'll take away is how she hated her feet. She thought they were too big!

"It was always about what shoes she was going to wear and how I was going to make her walk."

Arlene described Whitney as "insecure... sweet, shy and funny" when she met her in the 1980s.

But she told the newspaper: "The thing that always worried me was the way she was treated - as though she wasn't real, almost.

"There were a lot of people around her who worshipped her."

The singer, 48, was found submerged in the bath in her hotel room on the fourth floor of the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles earlier this month.

The cause of her death remains unclear, while the results of toxicology tests are still awaited.

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