Alesha Dixon probably wouldn't audition for Britain's Got Talent herself

Alesha Dixon

Britain's Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon has admitted she probably wouldn't audition for the show.

The singer, who will be back behind the judges' desk this year, has confessed there's a LOT of pressure on the acts and she's not sure she would be able to handle it.

But Alesha insisted that the show as a great platform for budding performers who can enjoy overnight success.

Alesha said: "I used to say no [to auditioning] categorically because when I started out in the industry it was in a more organic way, a traditional way of working away behind the scenes and really grafting - going out there the old fashioned way and getting a record deal.

"But being an artist in this day and age the platform you get being on a show like Britain’s Got Talent is second to none.

"When I look back to when I started out in the industry it was really about growing and learning on the job, you got experience and that’s how you built your confidence."

The former Strictly Come Dancing judge went on: "These contestants come on the show and if they get through to the live shows, or even get the Golden Buzzer, they are straight out there in front of millions of people, the pressure is really on.

"I admire them for that because I don’t know if I would have had the courage to do that when I was younger."

While she may have found the pressure as a contestant too much, Alesha is LOVING her role as a judge and hopes to keep on going.

"If they want me back then I would love to do it because I have always said that as long as I am enjoying something long may it continue," she said. "It’s one of the best shows on television and I am having a ball, so I wouldn’t want that to end."

Britain's Got Talent begins this Saturday night on ITV from 7PM.

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