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Britain’s Got Talent’s Alesha Dixon: ‘Simon Cowell ‘Got Off’ On Stealing Me From Strictly’

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 25, 2012

Alesha Dixon is adamant she was not forced to leave Strictly Come Dancing by Simon Cowell – but she does think the media mogul “got off” on stealing her from the BBC for Britain’s Got Talent.

The new Britain’s Got Talent judge was asked how she felt about Simon deliberately poaching her to cause controversy.

She tells The Mirror: “I’m sure he got off on that. But I’m a 33-year-old woman who makes her own decisions. It makes it sound like he stole me and I had no choice. I’m not a puppet.”

But Alesha does admit that her mum and nan urged her to accept the offer. Read the rest of this entry »

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Britain’s Got Talent And The Voice Go Head To Head As BBC And ITV Spark Ratings War

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 24, 2012

War between two big:

The BBC and ITV are set for a ratings war for Saturday night supremacy when their respective talent shows go head-to-head in the battle for viewers.

The Voice makes its debut at 7pm tonight with the return of Britain’s Got Talent an hour later at 8pm – meaning the shows will overlap for 20 minutes.

It had been feared they would crossover for as long as 50 minutes and the exact timings have been a source of tension since it emerged both channels were launching their shows on the same night.

BBC bosses accused ITV of trying to sabotage the debut of their new series as BGT normally launched around three weeks later in the year.

However ITV claimed a clash was foreseeable if the BBC opted to launch a Saturday evening series in the spring.

The departure of Alesha Dixon from the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing to join the BGT panel alongside Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and David Walliams, did not improve relations and neither did the suggestion by The Voice’s co-host Reggie Yates that his show was “more credible” than other talent shows. Read the rest of this entry »

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Simon Cowell’s Quip Leaves Alesha Dixon Furious

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 21, 2012

The cracks are already beginning to show between Simon Cowell and his glamorous new protegee Alesha Dixon after he left the beauty speechless during aBritain’s Got Talent audition by quipping, “Who are you?”

Simon was pleased as punch when he poached the former Mis-Teeq singer from the panel of Strictly Come Dancing, admitting it was a victory against what he sees as the nemesis of his string of TV talent shows.

Alesha, who was a judge on Strictly for three seasons after waltzing her way to victory on the show in 2007, was brought in as a glamorous new edition to the BGTjudging desk, alongside funnyman David Walliams and original judge Amanda Holden.

But it Simon and Alesha have been rubbing each other up the wrong way. A war of words erupted when dance group Lil’ Diamondz – who won Dixon’s kids’ TV show Alesha’s Street Dance Stars in September – auditioned, with the star telling them that they “hadn’t let her down”. Read the rest of this entry »

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‘Britain’s Got Talent’: Amanda Holden’s ‘Brainless’ Dig At Kelly Brook

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 22, 2012

The new series of Britain’s Got Talent has already become catty as Amanda Holden’s claws came out for former judge Kelly Brook in the first auditions.

The pregnant actress said new panellist Alesha Dixon will last longer on the show than model Kelly did in 2009 because she “has got a brain”.

Three years ago, Kelly sat on the judging panel for just two days before Simon Cowell decided the show was too slow with four judges.

Or perhaps Kelly was too slow for the show if Amanda is to be believed. Comparing Alesha and Kelly, Amanda told The Sun: “You’ll have to talk to Simon about Alesha, he booked her, but I think she’s probably got something else – a brain.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Personality: Simon Phillip Cowel

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 18, 2011

Simon Phillip Cowell (born 7 October 1959) is television producer, entrepreneur, and television personality. He is known in the United Kingdom and United States for his role as a talent judge on TV shows such as Pop IdolThe X FactorBritain’s Got Talent and American Idol. He is also the owner of the television production and music publishing house Syco.

As a judge, Cowell is known for his blunt and often controversial criticisms, insults and wisecracks about contestants and their abilities. He is also known for combining activities in both the television and music industries, having promoted singles and records for various artists, including television personalities. He was most recently featured on the seventh series of The X Factor and the fifth series of Britain’s Got Talent. In September 2011, he began featuring as a judge on the first season of The X Factor USA.

In 2010, the British magazine New Statesman listed Cowell at number 41 in a list of “The World’s 50 Most Influential Figures 2010”

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Reality Show Reject Tries to Sue Simon Cowell

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 26, 2010


LONDON (CBS/AP) A woman who was rejected from the TV show “Britain’s Got Talent” is trying to sue the program’s

Simon Cowell arrives at the 17th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Academy Award Viewing Party on Feb. 22, 2009, in Hollywood, Calif. (Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

host, former “American Idol” judge Simon Cowell, for publicly humiliating her.

Emma Czikai claims Cowell was responsible for broadcasting her audition clip, despite her writing to him explaining that health problems had affected her performance.

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The 54-year-old said Thursday at a pre-hearing review in London that she brought the case to retain her “self-respect and dignity.” The review will determine whether a full employment tribunal can go ahead.

She says her performance of Westlife’s “You Raise Me Up” last year was affected by an ailment that caused painful swelling all over the body.

Britain’s The Sun newspaper reported that Czikai is seeking $3.8 million in the lawsuit.

Cowell left the “American Idol” judges’ table at the end of last season to launch an American version of his British reality show “The X Factor.”

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