Alesha Dixon won't leave BGT for X Factor

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 9 April 2014
Alesha Dixon

Alesha Dixon

Alesha Dixon says she won't leave 'Britain's Got Talent' to join 'The X Factor', however, Simon Cowell has admitted the songstress would be a "great" judge on his singing competition

Alesha Dixon won't jump ship from 'Britain's Got Talent' to 'The X Factor'.

The 35-year-old singer, who shot to fame in girl band Mis-Teeq, has recently been rumoured to join the singing competition's judging panel with 'BGT' co-star Simon Cowell and pal Cheryl Cole, but she insists she is not swapping sides, although she finds the idea "flattering".

Meanwhile, Simon, 54, hasn't ruled out hiring the songstress for 'The X Factor' panel, however, he doesn't think Alesha would be interested as she is loyal to 'Britain's Got Talent'.

Speaking at the launch of the new series of 'BGT' in London today (09.04.14), he told BANG Showbiz: "Alesha would be great on the show, but whether she wants to do it, I don't know. She loves 'Britain's Got Talent.' "

Simon also admitted he is no closer to finalising the line-up - which is also rumoured to include veteran judge Louis Walsh - as he is determined to find a judge who is hands on.

He explained: "It's such a big job to do. What I'm trying to get my head around is, I want someone who's gonna actually be a great mentor, not just someone who's famous. And someone who's going to put the hours in - that's what is so important. I've got to find someone whose schedule from October to December is free. It's hard.

"We'll hopefully see what we can do this year. I've got Cheryl by my side, I'm back on form, and we're going to find a star."

'Britain's Got Talent' begins Saturday (12.04.14) at 7.15pm on ITV.

Alesha Dixon

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