New BGT judge Alesha Dixon has told What’s On TV magazine that she’s hoping comedian David Walliams is going to be “naughty” during the show’s live rounds…
But I would imagine Simon Cowell is hoping for the exact opposite, given that he’s often on the receiving end of David’s jokes!
However, Alesha began the interview by saying that she’s loved every minute of her role as a judge on the show.
She said, “It’s been fun, it’s just a different dynamic. I think the chemistry is genuine, everybody gets on and no one’s afraid to stand up for the acts they believe in.
“David has somehow brought out a softer side in Simon – he’s going to be brilliant on the live shows…”
And when asked if she’s nervous about the live shows, Alesha said, “I’m not actually. Obviously, I got used to doing live shows with Strictly and BGT is more relaxed that I thought it would be.
“On the live shows, there will be more energy and things will be more spontaneous – plus David won’t be able to be edited out!”
And of her hopes that David Walliams will amuse everyone with unscripted naughtiness, Alesha said, “People are loving him on the show; it’s what we’ve come to expect from him and I think he’ll play up to that.
“I think Simon will be a bit worried, but I can’t wait!”
Finally, of which acts she’s most looking forward to in the live rounds, Alesha said, “I’d love to see singing duo Jonathan and Charlotte again.
“Jonathan just blew everyone away and Charlotte is a much better vocalist than she was given credit for.
“Zipparah Tafari was great and I think Sam Kelly and Ryan O’Shaughnessy were really strong contenders.”
Who are you most looking forward to seeing live?