Britain's Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon has confessed she found her first series of the show tough.
The former Strictly Come Dancing judge defected to ITV1 this year for BGT, but admitted she found the new role difficult.
She told BANG Showbiz: "I found it hard saying no sometimes, but I tried to be true to how I felt.
"If I thought there was someone who wasn't good enough, then... well, you don't want to upset people, but I know that feeling, being 18 and trying to get your break."
But despite that, Alesha has said she can't wait to be back on the panel next year and said she'd had a great year.
She added: "This year I've never felt so patriotic in my whole life. I've never had so many flags up! I was really proud to wave my flag. I cried every day in the Olympics.
"We are a country who likes to slag off and moan, but this year, everyone has gone, 'You know what, we are lucky and we should celebrate that.'
"British people by nature love a good moan, but everyone has taken on this new positive attitude. It's been a good year."
Auditions for the new series of [cat]Britain's Got Talent[/cat] are open now, with online applications closing in February 2013.
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