Alesha Dixon makes defiant BGT statement as she wears Black Lives Matter chains
Alesha Dixon certainly dressed to impress for her latest stint as a Britain's Got Talent judge.
The 41-year-old songstress was back on our screens tonight to offer her verdict on the latest round of semi-finalists.
She appeared on Saturday's show in a plunging bright yellow off-the-shoulder minidress, and heels, but it's her accessories that steal the show.
Alesha wore three gold necklaces, with chunky 'B','‘L' and 'M' pendants hanging off them – a clear show of support for Black Lives Matter movement.
It comes after Ofcom dismissed the 24,000 complaints filed against Diversity's powerful Black Lives Matter performance on the first BGT semi-final on September 5, with ITV standing by the dance routine.
The performance and the resulting backlash had not been discussed on last week’s pre-recorded semi-final, but Alesha spoke out praising the routine – and hitting out at the people complaining about it.
She told the Daily Mirror: "On the day of the performance, the camera didn’t actually pan to the judges and I was sitting there in floods of tears.
"I had this overwhelming feeling of, Wow I can’t believe I am watching this on BGT.” It felt really important."
The Let's Get Excited singer also told haters to ‘kiss my black a**’ while supporting Ashley on Instagram.
Alesha’s show of support tonight comes after ITV took out a full page ad in national newspapers to stand by Diversity’s performance.
The black and white image shows Diversity taking the knee during their routine, with the tagline: "We are changed by what we see. Just as we are changed when we are seen".
The ad also reads: "ITV Stand With Diversity."
Ashley, 31, shared the image to Instagram and wrote: "This is what change looks like.
"@itv stand with @diversity_official and we’ve never been prouder. This is in all the national papers today.
"Thank you again to everyone that has supported us. #Diversity."
The routine saw Diversity proclaim Black Lives Matter, as they referenced the death of George Floyd and police brutality.
Tonight, Alesha and Ashley, who is currently standing in for Simon Cowell, were joined by fellow judges Amanda Holden and David Walliams to send another act through to the BGT final.
Drag act Myra Dubois, magician Magical Bones, string group Ember Trio, choir Sign Along With Us, Dario the dinosaur, singer Sirine Jahangir, dancers X1X Crew and singer Bhim Niroula all competed to go through to the next stage for the chance to make it to the Royal Variety Performance.
Britain’s Got Talent continues on tonight at 8pm on ITV
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