Alesha Dixon to stick with Strictly

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 11 May 2011
Alesha Dixon

Alesha Dixon

Alesha Dixon will continue to be a judge on 'Strictly Come Dancing', despite rumours that she is leaving the BBC One show for ITV1 rival 'The X Factor'

Alesha Dixon is to remain on the judging panel of 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

While the 32-year-old singer was hotly-tipped to be leaving the BBC One celebrity dancing show in favour of taking up a judging role on its ITV1 rival 'The X Factor', her manager has now confirmed she will return to 'Strictly' at the start of the next series.

Malcolm Blair said: "Contrary to recent speculation, Alesha is committed to 'Strictly' and looks forward to taking her place on the judges' panel when the show returns."

With 'The X Factor' having lost Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole to the US version of the show, Alesha was widely-rumoured to be appearing in a revamped line-up alongside Dannii Minogue, Louis Walsh and Take That singer Gary Barlow.

Although she is not joining the talent search series, Alesha has admitted 'The X Factor' is "much more creative" than 'Strictly' because the judges are able to mentor the contestants.

She told Star magazine: "I think it's great on 'The X Factor' that the judges get to mentor.

"It's much more creative. We don't do that on 'Strictly', we just comment. I'm into anything that enables me to use my creativity."

Alesha Dixon

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