Britain's Got Talent 2012: Alesha Dixon says Simon Cowell is a challenge to work with!

Alesha Dixon (Britain's Got Talent 2012)

New Britain's Got Talent 2012 judge Alesha Dixon has described her first experience working with Simon Cowell as "challenging".

Speaking to the Press Association, the former Strictly Come Dancing star insisted she wasn't going to be intimidated by the music mogul and would instead stand by her decisions.

Alesha, who is joined on the panel this year alongside Simon, David Walliams and Amanda Holden, said: "It's challenging but I can handle anything: I'm not scared of anything or anyone.

"I think there's a really good dynamic on the panel - there's a nice balance. Everybody's strong minded and has their opinions and will fight for the acts that they want, in a way which I believe will make for good TV."

The dancer and singer added: "But there is also great respect and we have a genuine bond. We've all bonded in our own way - Amanda and I are the girls together and David and I have bonded because we're the newbies, and Simon just loves winding me up and it usually works!"

Alesha also revealed that all the judges had clashed in the auditions already, but insisted it hadn't hurt their relationships outside of the programme.

"We've all gone head to head, all of us. It's all within context of the show," she said.

"It really is where you believe in an act and you get passionate about that act, and it would be wrong if you didn't, because it shows that you are passionate about what we like."

Britain's Got Talent 2012 starts on ITV1 on March 24.

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