Alesha Dixon: I wasn’t that bad!

Strictly Come Dancing 2007: Alesha Dixon

Alesha Dixon has insisted that she wasn’t ‘that bad’ during her first week on Strictly Come Dancing and branded many of her critics as ‘bitchy.’

Dixon told Heat magazine: “I think there’s a difference between having an opinion and being bitchy. It’s okay to have an opinion, but what’s not okay is when people say that you’re an airhead.

“What I started to realise with my 30-year-old ‘airhead’ was that this situation says more about other people than it does about me. They’d started slagging me off before the show had even started.”

She added: “What does that say about the perception of the younger generation? That actually because you’re below a certain age, you’re not going to have any intelligence our an opinion? I find that really bizarre.

“I didn’t think it was going to be a smooth ride, but I was shocked at how big a deal it was made into.”

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!