Strictly Come Dancing: Craig Revel Horwood doesn't miss Alesha Dixon

Alesha Dixon (Britain's Got Talent 2012)

Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood has admitted he doesn't miss Alesha Dixon on the panel.

Former Strictly winner Alesha left the show earlier this year to join Simon Cowell on the line up of Britain's Got Talent.

Speaking to DigitalSpy, Craig confessed he felt that the singer was much more suited to the ITV1 series.

He said: "I loved working with her for three years, but I think she's far more suited for Britain's Got Talent.

"She was qualified to be on our panel, she won the show and great respect and all of that. But Darcey has spent her life in dance, solely, and that adds an enormous amount of weight behind the comments that she makes."

On new judge Darcey Bussell, Craig confessed that the ballet dancing took some time to get going.

"She had a couple of ropey moments in the first show, but that's to be expected - you're going live to 12 million viewers and everyone has an opinion on who should be judging, what they look like and all of that," he explained.

The self confessed Strictly villain added: "You're very guarded the first time that you do it, but she's found her own style and I love it. She's Darcey 'Tip' Bussell, everything is followed with a quick tip. I think she'll be with us for many years to come.

"She's a class act. She's very, very classy. She knows what it's like to go out in front of 2,000 people a night and deliver. She's brought an enormous amount of weight to the panel this year."

Tune in to this week’s show tonight on Saturday 3rd November at 6.30pm for Strictly Come Dancing with Strictly Come Dancing: The Results on Sunday 4th November at 7.20pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

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