Alesha Dixon to Strictly judge again
- Bang Showbiz
- 31 May 2010
Former Mis-Teeq singer Alesha Dixon has revealed she is set to sign up to judge the next series of 'Strictly Come Dancing'
Alesha Dixon is set to sign up for the next series of 'Strictly Come Dancing'.
The former Mis-Teeq singer is on the verge of signing a new contract to return to the show, despite being criticised last year by viewers - who were upset when the pop star replaced choreographer Arlene Phillips on the judging panel, sparking an ageism row at the BBC.
She told The Sun newspaper: "There were split seconds where I thought I wouldn't go back but I don't believe in giving up, that's not in my personality or character. If I set myself a challenge I like to complete it. I wouldn't have taken the job if I didn't feel I could. I rode the storm and everyone on set made me feel so welcome because I knew them from competing."
The 31-year-old star first landed the judging spot - where she sits alongside Ken Goodman, Bruno Toniolo and Craig Revel Horwood - after she won the dance competition in 2007.
Despite working hard to impress fans now, Alesha found it even harder to be a competitor in the ballroom dance competition.
She added: "When I was a contestant it was ten hours a day, every day for four months. As judge I sat there and got to watch some great dancing. The pressure of having to dance live was tough."