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Alesha Dixon jokes Cowell 'got off' over Britain's Got Talent poaching

Alesha Dixon has joked that Simon Cowell ‘got off’ over her decision to leave Strictly Come Dancing for Britain’s Got Talent.

The former Mis-Teeq rapper, who was seen in her new judging role on the ITV talent show for the first time last night, told the Sunday Mirror she believes the music mogul took great satisfaction from poaching her from The X-Factor’s Saturday night BBC rival:

“I’m sure he got off on that. But I’m a 33-year-old woman who makes her own decisions. It makes it sound like he stole me and I had no choice. I’m not a puppet.

“I was like, ‘Well no one lost their job, so there can’t be an ageist debate, no one’s being fired, I’m out of a contract, I’m a free agent.' And I like the unknown, I get a kick out of challenges.”

The ‘Breathe Slow’ singer also admitted that she never intended to become a TV star:

“Being a judge on a TV show was never in my plan of action. It’s not where you imagine being in a girl band or a solo artist to lead – it is a bit bonkers. I feel really honoured and proud. But then I’m also 'God I’m getting old, it’s judge time.' "




Watch Alesha Dixon in action on Britain's Got Talent below: