Alesha Dixon on the 'shortlist' to become X Factor 2012 UK judge

Alesha Dixon (Britain's Got Talent 2012)

New Britain's Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon is reportedly on the 'shortlist' to join The X Factor UK later this year.

Former Strictly Come Dancing star Alesha deflected from BBC One in January to join Simon Cowell on the new series of BGT, and now may also appear on The X Factor.

Simon previously confirmed that he had originally approached the singer to join The X Factor UK's judging panel last year, but ended up going with Tulisa and Kelly Rowland instead.

"I’d approached her originally to do X Factor but she’s ended up on Got Talent,” he explained. “I just wanted her for one of our shows. I thought she looked brilliant.

“She’s got energy, she gets it, and she wanted to do something different, not just for the money. She’s an ambitious girl and I wanted to work with her.”

According to the Daily Mail today, Alesha could now make a surprise move to The X Factor panel if she proves a hit with viewers when Britain's Got Talent starts later this month.

"It’s a possibility that Alesha will be asked to be an X Factor judge if her stint on Britain’s Got Talent is successful," a source tells the newspaper.

The supposed insider continued: "Simon originally wanted Alesha instead of Kelly to join the judging panel last year, but she backed out and decided to stay loyal to Strictly and the BBC.

"In a way, Alesha’s better suited to The X Factor because she is in touch with popular music and has had hit singles, as a solo artist and a member of her old band Mis-Teeq."

No announcements have been made about judges for the upcoming series, with only Gary Barlow confirming that he was “in talks” with bosses.

Open auditions for The X Factor 2012 continue tomorrow in Newcastle.

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