Alesha Dixon 'saddened' by Sir Bruce Forsyth's death

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 October 2017
Alesha Dixon

Alesha Dixon

Alesha Dixon was devastated when Sir Bruce Forsyth passed away as he was always there to advise and support her

Alesha Dixon was "deeply saddened" by Sir Bruce Forsyth's death.

The 'Britain's Got Talent' panellist - who previously worked with the showbiz legend for three years when she was a judge on 'Strictly Come Dancing' - was distraught when the veteran broadcaster passed away in August because he was a great friend and source of "advice and support" for her.

She said: "I was deeply saddened by [his death]. It really affected me. He played a massive part in my life, he gave me priceless advice and support over the years and I'll always love him."

The 38-year-old beauty, who won 'Strictly' in 2007, sparked controversy when she quit the ballroom show to join the 'BGT' panel in 2012, but she's still a big fan of the BBC contest and can't wait to tune in to the new series.

Asked if she'll be watching, she said: "Absolutely, I was a fan of the show even before I was on it. My friend Aston [Merrygold] is doing it so I want to see how he gets on and I'm friends with Mollie [King] too."

Alesha - who has three-year-old daughter Azura with partner Azuka Ononye - recently stepped in as a guest judge on 'The X Factor' and though she had a great time and was well-received by the audience, it isn't a job she wants permanently.

She told OK! magazine "I was waiting for everyone to start attacking me but the reaction was the opposite. Simon [Cowell] and I have a really good relationship, we laughed all day. I was honoured they asked me, but I have no plans to join the show. I'm very, very happy on 'Britain's Got Talent'."

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