Alesha Dixon: BGT shows softer side to Cowell

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 30 March 2012
Alesha Dixon

Alesha Dixon

Alesha Dixon says 'Britain's Got Talent' shows a softer side to Simon Cowell because he isn't in competition with his fellow panellists like he is on 'The X Factor'

Alesha Dixon thinks 'Britain's Got Talent' shows a softer side to Simon Cowell.

The former 'Strictly Come Dancing' judge - who joined Simon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams on the ITV1 show in a rumoured £400,000 deal earlier this year - believes the 52-year-old music mogul is more relaxed on the series because he isn't in competition like he is on 'The X Factor'.

She said: "The banter on the panel has been wonderful. I think you see a softer side of Simon on 'BGT'. With 'The X Factor' the judges are in competition with each other, but here we're all looking for a star together so we all get on great.

"Amanda took me out for a coffee before this started and we just hit it off. We get on so well, we've both have filthy laughs, she has a great sense of humour."

Alesha admitted her new role is a huge change from working on BBC One's 'Strictly Come Dancing' because she never knows what to expect.

She added in an interview on ITV1's 'This Morning': "It's massively different from 'Strictly Come Dancing'. I'm not judging celebrities and with 'Britain's Got Talent' you never know is going to walk through the door, there are all sorts of different talents."

"The conversations hadn't actually taken place with 'Strictly' so when I got the call I was a free agent and I couldn't say no to it. Nobody can be poached, I make my own choices and I wanted to do it."

Alesha Dixon

Over-14s show. R&B and urban tunes from the 'Strictly Come Dancing' judge.

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