Alesha Dixon: Britain's Got Talent is providing much-needed 'silliness and fun'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 September 2020
Alesha Dixon

Alesha Dixon

Alesha Dixon hopes that the 'BGT' semi-finals can continue to bring some needed "silliness and fun" amid the coronavirus pandemic

Alesha Dixon hopes that 'Britain's Got Talent' can bring some much-needed "silliness and fun" during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 41-year-old judge believes that this year's series has been extra special amid the "doom and gloom" of the coronavirus lockdown and believes that the auditions and the acts have put a smile on the faces of the British public

Speaking to My Weekly magazine, she said: "I remember when BGT went out – at that time we all thought, 'Wow, this is what people need. They need a bit of silliness and a bit of fun.'

"At that time, it was all doom and gloom in the country. When the show came on, it was like, 'Oh, this is a nice little treat on a Saturday night.'

Alesha hopes that the rescheduled semi-finals can also provide a "pick-me-up" for the nation.

She said: "Now I kind of feel, again, that people need that little pick-me-up, a bit of joy and some light, you know?"

Alesha and her fellow judges Amanda Holden, David Walliams and Ashley Banjo – who has replaced Simon Cowell after he broke his back in an electric bike accident in Los Angeles – feel that this year's competition is about more than the mere spectacle.

She explained: "There's so much more meaning in everything now, after all we've been through as a country. It's given it another level.

"If they pitch it right, they get the right song, they're going to tap into the emotion of the nation. And I think we could see some really powerful moments on the show, fingers crossed!"

Alesha also praised her Golden Buzzer pick, comic Nabil Abdulrashid for being a "bit edgy".

She said: "I think that comedians should be allowed to be a little bit naughty and get away with things we can't because we have to learn to have a sense of humour about things."

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