Alesha Dixon’s Strictly replacement still not confirmed
The next famous face to slip into Alesha Dixon’s judging seat on the panel for Strictly Come Dancing is still under negotiation as yet more names are speculated in the press in the wake of the singer’s high profile departure from the BBC to ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent.
The former Miss-Teeq singer confirmed she would be leaving Strictly early this year after three years on the panel as a judge. In an official statement, Alesha said she felt it was “time to move on” and would be leaving the BBC dance show to appear as a judge on another talent programme, Simon Cowell’s new series of Britain’s Got Talent.
Alesha Dixon will join Simon Cowell, long standing Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden and also Little Britain star David Walliams when she arrives on the judging panel for the start of the new series of the ITV talent series later in the year.
As Alesha departs the popular dance show, many names are being linked to the programme as possible replacements, including a number of former contestants. Actress Chelsee Healey, who was a runner-up on the last series, has been name as a potential new judge as TV bosses think the 23-year-old Waterloo Road actress would help the programme appeal to a younger audience.
Another former Strictly contestant who’s been touted as a potential replacement for Alesha Dixon, is Nancy Dell’Olio who exited the show in week five of the last series. Former Strictly champion, Eastenders actress Kara Tointon has also been suggested as a possible new judge.