Alesha Dixon to star as judge on Australias Got Talent as she signs six-figure deal

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She's already a judge on Britain's Got Talent, and now Alesha Dixon will be heading Down Under to take part in the Australian version of the talent show.

The mum-of-two, who previously launched a gender-neutral children's clothing collection, bagged the reported six-figure deal after her pal Amanda turned down the job.

Negotiations with Amanda, 50, began earlier this year after bosses heard she was the star of Britain's Got Talent.

A source told The Sun: "Amanda was the first choice for Australia's Got Talent and she had a series of meetings but logistically she just could not make it work.

"Her daughters are in school here so even if she didn't have work-commitments, it would have been difficult to be away from them.

"Although Alesha wasn't who they wanted originally, she has secured a lucrative contract and it's a good deal which will really heighten her career Down Under.

"Her kids are still young so it feels a bit more doable for her. It's difficult at the moment but she has had the green light and will start filming later this month," the TV insider expressed.

Alesha, 42, will be joined on the panel by How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris, as well as former Home and Away star Kate Ritchie and actor Shane Jacobson.

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The brunette beauty offically confirmed the news on her Instagram, with a poster that read: "Alesha Dixon joins AGT to discover a new era of talent. AGT 2021."

She penned: "NEW SEAT ALERT!!! I'm super excited to be joining AGT alongside @nph @kateritchieofficial @theshanejacobson & @therickilee.

"Let's reaallllyyyy GO!!! @gottalentau @channel7 #AGTon7."

Alesha's celebrity pals rushed to comment on the post and send their well-wishes to the television personality.

Rochelle Humes said: "There she is," with a clapping hands emoji and a celebration emoji.

Maya Jama wrote: "Majorrrrr," while Aston Merrygold gushed: "No gaaaaaaames," alongside four clapping hands emojis.

Oti Mabuse expressed: "Letsssss goooooo!!!!!!," and Mollie King added: "Amazing!!! How exciting!!!!"

Alesha joined the Britain's Got Talent judges panel for the sixth series back in 2012, alongside Amanda, Simon Cowell and David Walliams.

The show has now completed 14 series, with the former Mis-Teeq star being a judge on nine series.

In 2020, Alesha headed to the US to be a judge on America's Got Talent: The Champions with Simon, 61.

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